About BC-ABA

The British Columbia Association for Behaviour Analysis (BC-ABA) was founded as a registered society and an ABAI Chapter Affiliate in May 2008. Our Executive Board is comprised of volunteers, who meet as a group approximately 10 times per year, plus one Annual General Meeting. BC-ABA holds an annual conference, usually in March of each year, with fantastic keynote speakers as well as content from talented local presenters. Past presenters have included Mary Jane Weiss, Peter Gerhardt, Brian Iwata, Ilene Schwartz, William Ahearn, Mark Durand, Raymond Romanczyk, Ron Von Houten, and Matthew Brodhead.

For more information about the BC-ABA, visit our FAQ page.

Our Mission

  • To function in British Columbia, Canada, as the liason with and affiliate of the Association for Behaviour Analysis International (ABAI)
  • To advance behaviour analysis in the province of British Columbia. BC-ABA’s interests lie in basic science focusing on principles governing human and nonhuman behaviour (i.e. the experimental analysis of behaviour) as well as applied science focusing on application of those principles for improvement of socially important problems (applied behaviour analysis), and disseminating this information to stimulate interest in and correct misunderstandings of behaviour analysis in the general public.
  • To work towards the regulation of behaviour analysis practitioners in British Columbia.

Our Bylaws

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BC-ABA Board

President — Heidi St. Pierre, MA, BCBA
Past President — Sara White, Ph.D., BCBA
President Elect — Katie Allen, M.S., BCBA
Secretary — Katie Allen, M.S., BCBA
Treasurer — Sarah Pastrana, M.Sc., BCBA
Member at Large, Conference — Angie Ho, M.Ed., BCBA
Member at Large-Conference – Megan MacKay, BCBA, R-SLP
Member at Large, Elections — Michelle Shilvock, M.Sc, BCBA
Member at Large, Membership — Kathryn Theroux, M.Sc., BCBA
Member at Large, Membership — Miriam Elfert, Ph.D., BCBA
Member at Large, Public Relations — Emily Keats, MA, BCBA
Student Representative, Membership — Mary Penrice, BA

For more information about the BC-ABA Board, view our Roles and Responsibilities.