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Kane Tse Re-Elected President of Health Sciences Association

Delegates to HSA’s annual convention this morning voted to re-elect Kane Tse to serve as president for a second term.

“All of you are what makes HSA the caring organization that it is,” Tse told delegates following the vote. “I couldn’t be more proud to be your president and have this precious opportunity for another two years. Our aim of achieving strong contracts, for an active and vocal membership, and to become the leaders of change marches on. Change not just for HSA members, but also for people in British Columbia and for the benefit of our public health care system.”

HSA members invited to register to watch annual convention proceedings April 19-21

This year, HSA will be offering a video stream of the proceedings of Convention 2023 to allow all HSA members the opportunity to tune in to observe registered delegates debate resolutions forwarded from HSA chapters across the province, and set the union’s course for the coming year at the union’s 52nd annual convention being held April 19-21 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Vancouver.

You’re Invited: HSA President Candidate Forum April 13

HSA members are invited to join an online forum Thursday, April 13 to meet candidates for HSA President.

Delegates to the union’s 52nd annual convention April 19-21 are eligible to vote in the election for president. The election is scheduled for Friday, April 21.

The forum, hosted by the union’s Elections Committee, is an opportunity to hear from and ask questions to nominated candidates.

Kooner elected to represent Region 7 members on HSA Board of Directors

HSA members have elected Sarah Kooner to serve a two-year term on the union’s board of directors representing Region 7, which includes worksites in the Fraser Valley.

An Infant and Child Development Consultant at the Fraser Valley Child Development Centre since 2015, she is currently lead steward, and has served in steward roles advocating for members for four years. She is currently a Member at Large.

Kooner will join the Board of Directors on adjournment of the 2023 HSA annual convention Friday, April 21.

Region 7 Board of Directors election: How to Vote

Tomorrow, Saturday February 4, 2023, voting will open to elect the Director for Region 7. Two candidates have been nominated to represent HSA members who work in HSA Region 7 on the union’s board of directors.

The two candidates in the election are Sarah Kooner and Sherry Lewis. Candidates’ statements are available on our website and on the online ballot. Further details regarding the voting process are provided below.

Giddha Withdraws From Region 7 Board of Directors Election

Please be advised that Jas Giddha has withdrawn as a candidate for HSA Board of Directors Region 7 representative.
Two candidates remain for the election: Sarah Kooner and Sherry Lewis.
An all candidates’ meeting is set for Thursday, February 2, 7-8 p.m.
Online voting opens February 4 and continues to February 12.

Three candidates declared in election for Region 7 representative on HSA board of directors; online voting open February 4-12

Three candidates have been nominated to represent HSA members who work in HSA Region 7 on the union’s board of directors.
The three candidates in the election are Jas Giddha, Sarah Kooner, and Sherry Lewis. Candidates’ statements will be available in the coming days on the HSA website at
Candidate statements will also be included with voting credentials to be sent to members by e-mail.

Jill Slind acclaimed as Region 5 representative on HSA Board of Directors

Jill Slind will represent HSA members in Region 5 on the HSA Board of Directors after the deadline for nominations passed with no further nominations.

A board member for the past two-year term, Slind has served on the Constitutional and Organizational Policies Committee, Elections Committee, Women’s Committee and the Resolutions Committee and Finance Committees. She also represents HSA on the employer side at the HSA staff bargaining table.
Slind will begin the 2023-2025 term at the conclusion of the 2023 HSA Annual Convention, running April 19-21 in Vancouver.