Constitution and Bylaws

(Effective November 23, 2018)


  1. The name of the Society is: British Columbia Paleontological Alliance

  2. The purpose of the Society is to:

    1. foster the appreciation of fossils and knowledge about paleontology in British Columbia;

    2. promote linkages among individuals and organisations with an interest in fossils;

    3. act as an umbrella organisation to serve the needs of its members in areas where a province-wide approach is deemed the most efficient and effective;

    4. act as a common voice for paleontology in matters of heritage conservation, scientific investigation and public education;

    5. disseminate knowledge about paleontology and related matters through a newsletter, symposia and any other technical means deemed by the board to be appropriate in the carrying out of its purposes.


Part 1 - Definitions and Interpretation


1.1 In these Bylaws:

Definitions in Act apply

1.2 The definitions in the Act apply to these Bylaws.

Conflict with Act or regulations

1.3 If there is a conflict between these Bylaws and the Act or the regulations under the Act, the Act or the regulations, as the case may be, prevail.


1.4 The use of the word "person" in the Society Act (section 1) definition of member means an incorporated society as provided for in section 29 of the Interpretation Act.

Part 2 - Membership


  1. The constitution was amended at the AGM held on Saturday, September 14, 1996.

  2. Amendments were made to Part 6, 31 (2) bylaws at the AGM held on Saturday, September 13, 1997.

  3. Amendments were made to Part 5, 27 (1), 28 (1) bylaws at the AGM held on Saturday, September 26, 1998.

  4. Amendments were made to Part 1 Interpretation and Part 2 Membership bylaws at the AGM held on Saturday, January 26, 2013.

  5. The Constitution and Bylaws were amended at the Annual General Meeting held on Saturday, November 17, 2018.