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CALA

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Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation Inc.

Building Laboratory Excellence

CALA Annual General Meeting

Note: all documents are in Adobe Acrobat reader format (.pdf), unless otherwise noted.



Previous AGMs:

2012

Date:

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

RSVP: Please complete our RSVP form for the AGM.

Location:

Toronto Hilton Airport Hotel and Suites
5875 Airport Road
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L4V 1N1

Tel: 1-905-677-9900
Fax: 1-905-677-7782

Website:Toronto Hilton Airport Hotel and Suites

Time:

10:30 am in the Dundas/Cawthra Room

Agenda:

Draft AGM Agenda

Minutes:

2011 Draft Minutes

Attachments:

Event Time Web Cast Archive Slide Deck
      All Slides
Welcome and Department Presentations 10:30 Click here to view the webcast of the AGM and our guest speaker.
  1. Welcome
  2. Accreditation
  3. PT
  4. Training
Call to Order 11:30    
Chair's Report 11:35  
Treasurer's Report 11:40  

President and CEO's Report

11:50    
Motion of Responsibility 11:55    
Nominating Committee Report 12:00    
Other Business 12:10    
Presentation of Awards
Speaker
12:15  
Annoucements 12:25  
Lunch with Guest Speaker 12:30    
General
Annual Report

2011 Annual Report

Treasurer's Report

Treasurer's Report

Chair's Report

Chair's Report

Financial Statements

2011 Audited Financial Statements

Speakers

Dr. Martine Dubuc, CFIA Vice-President

Training

June 11, 2012 - Sampling Theory, Practice
Mr. Ed Paski will deliver his one-day Sampling Theory, Practice course. This course will cover the Seven Sampling Sins, Approaches to Sampling, and Sampling Uncertainty. A hands-on experiment dealing with particulate materials illustrating the concepts covered will involve all workshop participants. For details and to register, click the link below.
http://www.cala.ca/t_sampling-solid-materials.html

June 13, 2012 - Control Charting for Laboratories
This one-day course is designed to give a review of control charting for Laboratories including: statistics, charting, upper & lower control limits, plotting and reaction plans, chart analysis and problem solving use root cause analysis techniques. The course is aimed at laboratory staff who have a responsibility for the quality control and assurance program. It is designed to give trainees an understanding of how and why control charts are such a powerful tool for tracking and improving quality and process control. Ms. Judith Waher will facilitate this course. For details and to register, click the link below.
http://www.cala.ca/t_control-charting-desc.html

Misc.

 

Highlights of the 2011 Annual General Meeting

SERGE VILLARD AWARD

Cynthia Young received the Serge Villard Award, for her outstanding commitment and contributions to the accreditation program as a volunteer assessor. Serge Villard was one of the three originating directors for the Association.

Cynthia earned her B.Sc from McMaster University and is currently the Manager of Quality Systems and Science interface at the Environment Canada Centre for Inland Waters in Burlington, Ontario.

Cynthia has been an assessor with CALA since 1999 and since that time has conducted 40 assessments – 18 of them as a Lead Assessor. She is also certified as a Lead Assessor with RABQSA.

Cynthia’s wealth of technical expertise contributes greatly to the reputation of the CALA program. Her leadership skills and grasp of quality systems have made her a very effective Lead Assessor, as evidenced by positive feedback from both team members and laboratories that she has assessed. She is always willing to help out with assessments when she can, and does her best to accommodate staff requests.

CALA President Linda Neimor, presents to Cynthia Young.

 

DON LABERGE AWARD

The Don LaBerge Award for 2012 was presented to Dr. Wo Yuen to recognize him for having so selflessly volunteered his time and expertise to the work of CALA and for the benefit of the entire laboratory community.

Wo was unable to join us in person to accept his award since he was travelling outside the country but graciously sent us a personal message that was read during the awards ceremony.

Wo earned his PhD at the University of Alberta in 1978 and from 1980 he has served as Principal Scientist, Laboratory Manager and Senior Scientist, all with the Saskatchewan Research Council.

Wo has been a CALA assessor from 1993 to present and has been involved in a total of 58 laboratory assessments – 37 of these as a Lead Assessor. He has been a member of the CALA Program Committee, President of the Board of Directors and is a member of the CALA Advisory Panel.

This award is presented for individual lifetime achievements and commitment to the work of CALA. Wo has shown his commitment to the CALA family with great integrity, patience, warmth and kindness.

 

RSVP Form

CALA AGM RSVP FORM


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2012 AGM Activities

I am interested in attending the following activities, please contact me using the email address provided above:

AGM Event
Attending
Date Time (PST)
Please select an item. Tues-12-Jun

10:30 am

Dundas/Cawthra Room

 

I am interested in receiving an email with more information on the following training course to be held in conjunction with as the AGM:

Course    
Number of Participants
Location Date Maximum Registered
Sampling Theory, Practice
Toronto Hilton Airport Hotel and Suites
Mon-11-Jun 30 0
Course Description:
Mr. Ed Paski will deliver his one-day Sampling Theory, Practice course. This course will cover the Seven Sampling Sins, Approaches to Sampling, and Sampling Uncertainty. A hands-on experiment dealing with particulate materials illustrating the concepts covered will involve all workshop participants.
Control Charting for Laboratories
Toronto Hilton Airport Hotel and Suites
Wed-13-Jun 20 0
Course Description:
This one-day course is designed to give a review of control charting for Laboratories including: statistics, charting, upper & lower control limits, plotting and reaction plans, chart analysis and problem solving use root cause analysis techniques. The course is aimed at laboratory staff who have a responsibility for the quality control and assurance program. It is designed to give trainees an understanding of how and why control charts are such a powerful tool for tracking and improving quality and process control. Ms. Judith Waher will facilitate this course.