Call for Nominations

BC-ABA is now accepting nominations for the following positions on the BC-ABA Board of Directors:

Position Term Criterion
Secretary March 2017 – March 2019 Full Member
Member at Large –Membership March 2017 – March 2019 Full Member
Member at Large – Conference March 2017 – March 2019 Full Member
Student Representative March 2017 – March 2019 Student Member

If you or someone you know would be interested in filling one of the available positions on the board, please forward a completed nomination form to Michele Shilvock (MAL- Elections) at

Nomination Forms:

Member At Large
Student Representative

The deadline for nominations is Friday, January 6th, 2017.

Nomination forms must be completed by BC-ABA members and Nominees must be current members of BC-ABA. To view a description of roles and responsibilities for board members in each available position click here.

Results of the election will be announced at the Annual General Meeting at our annual conference March 4th, 2017.

Call for Papers

We are now accepting presentation proposals for the 9th Annual Conference. All members are encouraged to submit.

The conference will take place on March 3rd and March 4th, 2017.

Deadline for Submissions: January 9th, 2017.

If you or someone you know would like to present at the 9th Annual BC-ABA Conference please see the following documents and forms.

2017 Student Alliance Elections

Are you a student of behaviour analysis in BC? Are you passionate about sharing your love for behaviour analysis with others?

If so, you may consider joining the BC-ABA Student Alliance!

We are currently seeking representatives from Behaviour Analytic programs at in BC (UBC, Douglas College, Capilano University) and one representative from a Distance Education program who resides in BC.

As a member of the student alliance, you will meet monthly with other behaviour analysis students and a rotating board member from BC-ABA to create resources, address concerns, and plan events that would be useful for students of behaviour analysis in BC.

In order to apply, you need to fill in the 2017 Candidacy Form, complete with the signature from a reference to confirm your enrollment, and submit to by October 24th, 2016. Elections will take place from November 1st – 8th, 2016.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch!

How to access your BC-ABA account

As we recently updated our website you will need to follow the following instructions to access your BC-ABA website account. If you have any questions or complications please contact us.

Members – Password Reset Required

If you are a BC-ABA member you can still use your existing username or email address to log in however you will need to reset your password. Please also check your junk mail or spam folders if you do not receive the password reset email to your inbox.

Non-Members – New Account Required

If you are not a current BC-ABA member you will need to register for a new account to register for events. Simply create an account during the checkout portion of your registration process.

Become a Member

The British Columbia Association for Behaviour Analysis is now accepting applications for membership.

As a member of the British Columbia Association for Behavior Analysis, each member is entitled to access to current journal article subscriptions and information on upcoming events that offer CEU’s. Additionally, members of BC-ABA can receive reduced rates of membership for ABAI by registering with ABAI as a Chapter Affiliate.

Become a member

Conference and Continuing Education

The BC-ABA Conference and Continuing Education Committee organizes an annual conference and continuing education opportunities. The committee also collaborates with local community organizations and parental advocacy groups to host events throughout the year.

View upcoming events

 Past Events:


  • 8th Annual Conference- Keynote Speaker Dr. Ron Van Houten


  • Nancy Marchand-Martella and Ron Martella: 4 Big Ideas of Classroom Instruction and Navigating Behaviour Management in Today’s Classroom
  • 7th Annual Conference – Keynote Speaker Dr. Mary Jane Weiss
  • College of Psychologists of BC – Information Session


  • 6th Annual BC-ABA Conference with keynote speaker Dr. William Ahearn
  • Supervision Workshop presented by Dr. Guy Bruce, BCBA-D
  • Promoting Speech and Language in Individuals Across the Autism Spectrum presented by Dr. Joanne Gerenser (co-sponsorship with Autism Community Training)
  • Ready, Set, Coach: Supporting Kids with Autism in Community Recreation Activities presented by Dr. Stephanie Jull, BCBA-D (co-sponsorship with Autism Community Training)
  • Toilet Training: It’s Never Too Late presented by Dr. Pat Mirenda, BCBA (co-sponsorship with Autism Community Training)


  • 5th Annual BC-ABA Conference with keynote speaker Dr. Brian Iwata
  • Functional Analysis and Treatment of Severe Behavior Disorders – Methods for Clinicians and Educators presented by Dr. Brian Iwata (co-sponsorship with Autism Community Training)
  • 9th Annual Focus on Research, various presenters (co-sponsorship with Autism Community Training)


  • 4th Annual BC-ABA Conference with keynote speaker Dr. Mark Durand


  • 3rd Annual BC-ABA Conference with keynote speaker Dr. Peter Gerhardt


  • 2nd Annual BC-ABA Conference with keynote speaker Dr. Raymond Romanczyk


  • 1st Annual BC-ABA Conference with keynote speaker Dr. Ilene Schwartz