Board of Directors Election Results
College of Opticians of BC held their 2017 Election for two vacant Board of Director positions.
Office Closure: Aug. 27 - Sept. 7, 2018. *Update - Service Interruption: Week of Sept. 10, 2018
Between August 27 and September 7, 2018 the College moved to a new office location, located at:
900 200 Granville Street
*Please note that as we complete this transition, we remain without phone service the week of Sept. 10. We apologize for any inconvenience with this temporary service interruption; please reach out to us via email for any assistance, at email@example.com, and we'll be happy to respond.
Join us for the February Board Meeting to find out what we are working on.
Become a Volunteer with the College
The College is looking for volunteers to be a part of a dynamic and innovative team. We are looking for Opticians to sit on the Registration Committee and Inquiry Committee.
Hiring a Program Manager
Job Type: Full time
Salary: Based on experience
Number of Positions Open: 1
Start Date of Employment: September 2017
Deadline: August 31, 2017
Website Address: www.cobc.ca
Recruiting for a Registrar
An exciting leadership opportunity
College of Opticians of British Columbia Board Meeting
Attend the COBC Board Meeting
Update: Board Vacancies
The College will hold an election in December to fill a vacancy on the Board. A second vacancy will need to be filled by appointment, so registrants are encouraged to apply with their resume for consideration.
Nomination to the College Board of Directors - District 1 Lower Mainland
The College is looking for leaders to be nominated from the Lower Mainland to the Board to help regulate the profession. The College is responsible for setting and enforcing the standards of opticianry. As a self-regulating profession, the Board of the College has the important duty of overseeing the College's regulatory activities and is accountable for how the College operates.
Continuing Competency Workshop
The COBC is holding a free workshop on Sunday, November 19, 2017 in Prince George to help introduce the new Continuing Competency Program! Check out the time and location below:
Board Election 2017
2017 Election for the Board of Directors: District 1
Notice of Office Closure for the Holiday season.
Office Closure - Monday, August 6, 2018
Please note our office will be closed on Monday, August 6, 2018
Office Closure - July 2, 2018
Please note we will be closed for the long weekend.
Nominations to the College Board of Directors - District 3 (Okanagan & Kootenays) and District 5 (Contact Lens Fitter)
The College is looking for leaders to be nominated to the Board of Directors. The College is seeking nominations for licensed Contact Lens Fitters from any BC region, as well as nominations for opticians (with any designation) in the Okanagan & Kootenays area.
Board Meeting & AGM
Join us for our Board Meeting & AGM in November.
Board Meeting: February 4, 2019
Join us for our first Board Meeting of 2019.
Board of Directors Election Results: 2018
College of Opticians of BC held their 2018 election to fill a vacancy on the Board of Directors.
Update: Board Vacancies
The College is seeking interest from registrants to join our Board of Directors, so registrants are encouraged to apply.
Office Closure - Dec. 22, 2018 - Jan. 1, 2019
Please note that our office will be closed between December 22, 2018 - January 1, 2019.
Nominations to the COBC Board of Directors - District 2 (Vancouver Island) & District 4 (Cariboo)
The COBC is looking for leaders to be nominated to the Board of Directors. The COBC is seeking nominations for licensed opticians (with any designation) in the Vancouver Island and Cariboo areas.
Board Meeting: May 4th 2019
Join us for our Spring Board Meeting.
Board Meeting: August 23, 2019
Join us for our August Board Meeting.
New Dates - Notice of Discipline Hearing - Shahla Najafian-Seisan
COBC will hold a hearing regarding Shahala Najafian-Seisan (Vancouver BC) on February 10-11, 2020. The hearing will be held at the College office at 900-200 Granville Street, Vancouver BC. Each day the hearing will commence at 10:00am PST.
College of Opticians of BC welcomes government's proposed reforms to regulatory framework
Earlier today, the Ministry of Health outlined a bold proposal for modernizing B.C.’s health regulatory framework.
Office Closed - August 5, 2019
Please note that our office will be closed on Monday, August 5, 2019.
Board Meeting and AGM
Join us for our Board meeting and AGM in November.
Holiday Closure December 2019
The COBC office will be closed for the holidays from Monday 23rd to Friday 27th of December and Tuesday 31st and Wednesday 1st of January.
Practice Advisory: Blue Light Lenses
A statement in response to the concerns recently raised on CBC Marketplace concerning blue light lenses.
Update: Board of Director Vacancies
College Board of Directors have appointed two registrants to fill Board vacancies
COBC Fee Increase 2020
College of Opticians of British Columbia is increasing some of the registration fees for 2020-2021. Please click here for fees, which will be in effect as of February 10th, 2020.
RENEWAL OPENING DELAYED
The opening of the renewal portal is currently delayed due to technical issues with our online system. Please bear with us while we work to fix it. We will provide notice when the portal is open, thank you for your patience.
Board Meeting: February 21, 2020
Join us for our board meeting in February.
Public Notice: Consent Order, Shahla Najafian-Seisa #1369
Public notice posted for proposal of consent.