Council Highlights

Council Highlights

The College Council met virtually on June 17, 2022. Information provided to members of Council for their review in anticipation of their deliberations and decision-making is posted on the homepage of College website a week in advance of meetings. Following the meeting, this information is archived on the website in the Council Meeting Materials Reference Library.


Since the March meeting there have been several changes to the College Council.  Dr. Joyce Isbitsky (District 1, North) and Dr. Philip Ricciardi (District 2, Southwest) completed their terms of office. We gratefully acknowledge their contributions and many years of service. We are pleased to welcome new Council members, Dr. Fred Schmidt and Dr. Ian Nicholson representing District 1 and District 2, respectively and returning Council member Dr. Wanda Towers (District 3, Central). In addition, we are pleased to be joined by three new public members recently appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council, Ms. Esther Vlessing, Ms. Cenobar Parker and Ms. Carolyn Kolers. Also joining Council are Mr. Conrad Leung and Dr. Kendra Thomson, newly appointed to the College Council as non-voting members representing the profession of Applied Behaviour Analysis. 


As a first order of business, the Council elected the Executive Committee for the 2022-2023 year. We are pleased to congratulate:

Dr. Wanda Towers – President
Dr. Marjory Phillips – Vice-President
Ms. Paula Conforti – Professional Member
Dr. Ian Nicholson – Professional Member
Mr. Paul Stopciati – Public Member
Mr. Scott Warnock – Public Member



Council approved revisions to the following policies:

  • Policy I – 2: Council & Committee Orientation and Training
  • Policy I – 2a: Code of Conduct
  • Policy I – 4: Observers and Guests at Council Meetings Procedures and Policy
  • Policy I – 13: Non-voting Psychological Associate Council Member
  • Policy II 4(iii): Support to Witnesses at Hearings
  • Policy III F – 1: Budget Development
  • Policy III F – 3: Financial Reporting
  • Policy III F – 4: Per Diems & Council and Committee Compensation
  • Policy III F – 5: Expense Reimbursement
  • Policy III F – 6: Registrar’s Expense Approval
  • Policy III P – 1: Employee Compensation and Benefits
  • Policy III P – 2: Presentation Honoraria and Expenses

Council approved the following new polices:

  • Policy III-F7: Rate Schedule for Authorized Professional Service
  • Policy I-14: Succession Plan for the Position of Registrar & Executive Director

The next meeting of Council will be held virtually on September 23, 2022.