Region IX

British Columbia
New Brunswick
NW Territory
Nova Scotia
Prince Edward Island

Region Links:

Region Director: Vern Hurst

Director's 2015 Annual Report 



  • June 2015 Region IX hosted an Educational Symposium in Toronto, Ontario
  • Participated and voted as required in all BOD teleconferences and email discussions




  • Region IX held an Educational Symposium in Toronto, Ontario on June 5, 6. Thanks to the dedication and hard work of the volunteer committee, we had great attendance, excellent vendor support and outstanding speakers. Special thanks to our keynote speaker Bill DeSalvo and our indefatigable Education Committee Co-Chairs.
  • We have made great strides aligning ourselves with other Canadian organizations in an attempt to increase our recognition and our membership
  • Electronic registration and Handouts for our Education events continues to be a success
  • Our Awards Committee has done a commendable job recognizing our outstanding members. All Region IX members have the opportunity to apply for or be nominated for acknowledgement through our awards, a complete list of which is available on the Region IX website
  • We continue to distribute our Region IX brochure to the labs in our region with the support and assistance of our hard-working vendors
  • Vendor support of our Education initiatives and Newsletter continues to be outstanding and we could not accomplish this without their support
  • Our Region IX Newsletter “The Cutting Edge” continues to be distributed electronically to over 98% of our membership. Copies of the Newsletter can be viewed on the Region IX website
  • Future Goals:
  • Continue to solicit vendor support for our awards
  • Continue the use of electronic registration and handouts for our education events
  • Work with complementary organizations in order to promote the benefits of NSH membership and recruit new members