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51 March 2017 | Professionally Speaking COUNCIL MEETINGS G O V E R N I N G O U R S E LV E S nominated in Council provided that they have not been employed by the College for at least 12 months; • withdrew a motion to request the Minister of Education to amend the Election of Council Members Regulation (O. Reg. 293/ 00) to merge the northeast and northwest regions into one northern region with one part-time/full-time and two full- time elected positions; create a new French-language public board — elementary position; and rename the existing French-language public board — elementary or secondary position to reflect secondary only; • amended bylaws so that the public register shall contain any under- graduate, graduate or postgraduate degree granted to a member, with the name of the post-secondary educa- tional institution authorized to grant the degree, and the date the member completed the degree; • asked the Minister of Education to amend the College's regulations to include an interim suspension pro- cess for complaints against Council members regarding failure to disclose conflicts of interest and breaches of the oath/affirmation as well as for conduct inconsistent with the College's duty to serve and protect the public interest; • approved a change in date for the June 2018 Council meeting to May 29–30, 2018; • recommended that the Minister of Education amend the Teachers' Qualifications Regulation to add two First Nations Schools Leaders Additional Qualification courses to Schedule C, and that there be a course name change from Teaching Students who are Blind to Teaching Students who are Blind/LOW Vision in Schedule D; and • appointed Ravi Vethamany, OCT, chair of the Standards of Practice and Education Committee and to the Executive Committee. PS

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