What is a Regional Representative?
The Apra Canada Regional Representative (aka Regional Volunteer) encourages and organizes social gatherings and networking opportunities for fellow members in his/her respective region. This may include such things as a getting together for meals/drinks, networking, professional discussions, educational sessions and/or holding group webinars. Funding from Apra Canada for these activities is available. Funding requests are reviewed and disbursed by the Director of Regional Representatives. The money is only provided to registered Apra Canada members and is only for events where the attending members are from different organizations. In order to get the reimbursement, members should submit funding requests and then afterwards a copy of the receipt (or receipts) along with the attendee names and his/her organizations to the Apra Canada Director of Professional Development.
In order to become a Regional Representative, you must be an active Apra Canada member in good standing and must reside in the region in which you wish to represent.
If you are a Regional Representative and are trying to set-up a regional activity, here are some resources from the Apra Canada website:
- List of Current and Upcoming Events
- Information About Apra Canada Virtual Seminars
- Getting your message out about your event via CANADA-PRSPECT-L
- Apra Canada Members Directory (please note that you need to be signed into your Apra Canada account in order to access the directory -- the link for the directory with appear on the left side of the Apra Canada page)
Tell us what you're up to!
Apra Canada would love to hear about the various gatherings occurring across the country. Please feel free to provide any information, including photographs, about the event to the Director of Regional Representatives . Unless specifically requested otherwise, the aforementioned information about the event will be shared with Apra Canada members through board reports and the Apra Canada newsletter The Scoop.
The name, organization and email address for the Regional Representatives will be added to the “Regional Volunteer” page on Apra Canada’s website. This gives Apra Canada members the opportunity to contact their respective Regional Representative to inquire about gatherings. All Regional Representatives’ questions, concerns, suggestions and/or requests for assistance, are to be sent to the Director of Regional Representatives.
A special thank you to our current reps who work hard to bring the researchers together for regional professional development, social events and networking opportunities. Please let the Director of Regional Representatives know if you have had a regional event, an Apra promotional opportunity, would like to become a regional rep, wish to change your contact information, have any questions/concerns and/or you wish to end your tenure as a Regional Representative. We do have some vacancies listed below.
Thank you to our current Regional Representatives!
Calgary-area: Sandra Gomez - University of Calgary
Edmonton-area: Maria Cheung - University of Alberta, Edmonton
Victoria-area: Karla Benson - University of Victoria
Vancouver-area: Helen Martin - University of British Columbia
Halifax-area: Melissa Young - QEII Health Sciences Centre Foundation
Kitchener/Waterloo-area: Lauren Burgess - University of Waterloo; Mary MacLeod - University of Guelph
Ottawa-area: Joanne Souaid - Algonquin University
Windsor-area: Nancy Parker - Parker Fundraising Strategies
Prince Edward Island
Saskatoon-area: Huzefa Rashid - University of Saskatchewan