Provincial Council

The Provincial Council is the policy-making body of Agrologists Manitoba. It consists of three appointed and twelve elected individuals. It is responsible for the organization’s  policies, decisions aimed at promoting a sound and stable financial system, and the goals and strategic objectives. All of the Council’s decisions reflect the public interest intentions of The Agrologists Act of Manitoba.

The Council appoints committees to ensure proper functioning of the Institute. Council appointed Committees are: Admission and Registration, Governance, Audit, and Professional Standards. In addition to Council appointed committees, The Act provides for two other committees – Complaints Review and Judiciary in connection with investigation and handling of complaints about the conduct of Agrologists. A list of committee and their function appears below.

Provincial Councilors – Elected

Danielle Dolyniuk, P.Ag.
Registered and practicing agrologist since 2019

Daryl Domitruk Ph.D., P.Ag.
Registered and practicing agrologist since 1993

Tim Hore, P.Ag.
Registered and practicing agrologist since 2016

Peter Manness, P.Ag.
Registered and practicing agrologist since 2003

Jennifer Melnychenko, P.Ag., CCA
Registered and practicing agrologist since 2012

LeeAnn Peters, P.Ag.
Registered and practicing agrologist since 2019

Katherine Stanley, P.Ag., CCA
Registered and practicing agrologist since 2016

Michael Van Walleghem, P.Ag.
Registered and practicing agrologist since 2001

Paul Westdal, P.Ag.
Registered and practicing agrologist since 1973

Douglas Wilcox, Ph.D., P.Ag.
Registered and practicing agrologist since 1992

Shelby Wray, Tech.Ag.
Registered and practicing agrologist since 2013

Yilan Zhang, MSc, MBA, P.Ag.
Registered and practicing agrologist since 2011

Provincial Councilors – Public Appointees

Beth Connery
Appointed in 2018

Lance Derksen
Appointed in 2021

Trish Jordan
Appointed in 2021

Council Appointed Committees and their Function

Admission and Registration – Kerensa Mamchuk, P.Ag.

  • Makes recommendations to Council regarding requirements and standards for admission and registration as a registered member.
  • Considers applications for admission and registration in accordance with “The Act”, Bylaws and policies, and decides whether to approve, place conditions upon, suspend, or refuse an application.

Audit – Peter Manness, P.Ag.

  • Specifies scope of audit prior to outside audit.
  • Identifies a slate of competent auditors from which the Council can choose.

Governance – Yilan Zhang, P.Ag.

  • Screens potential Council members for Council consideration.
  • Assures that training of new Council members is completed.
  • Assures that Bylaws and the Act are current and relevant.
  • Identifies a multi-year strategy to assure a legislative environment conducive to regulation in the public interest for Council consideration and implementation
  • Prepares for the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and AGM plan document for Council consideration.

Professional Standards – Doug Wilcox, P.Ag.

  • Identifies, defines, and makes recommendations to Council regarding standards of practice for agrology in general, for each member category, and any specialties as required in the best interests of the public.
  • Identifies, defines and makes recommendations to Council regarding continuing competence requirements and the assessment of those requirements in the best
    interests of the public.
  • Makes a referral to the Complaint Review Committee regarding competence or unprofessional conduct.

Committees of The Act and their Function

Complaints Review (Appointed as Necessary)

  • Elected members of Council and members of the Judiciary Committee are not allowed to sit on this Committee.
  • Recommends related procedures to Council.
  • Reviews complaints about members.
  • Investigates a complaint in accordance with “The Act”, Bylaws and policies, by taking any steps the committee considers necessary, including summoning before it the member whose conduct is the subject of the complaint.
  • Makes a written report to the Judiciary Committee recommending action regarding formal complaints.

Judiciary Committee (Appointed as Necessary)

  • Elected members of Council and members of the Complaint Committee are not allowed to sit on this committee.
  • Recommends related procedures to Council and publish all approved procedures to the public.
  • Reviews reports received from the Complaint Review Committee.
  • Conducts a hearing if necessary and make written orders and impose penalties or conditions on a member in accordance with “The Act”, bylaws and policies.