Under the Bylaws for the organization, the Nominations Committee prepares a slate of candidates and oversees elections for the Board of Directors.
- Evangelos Milios (Dalhousie), Chair
- Lyn Bartram (SFU)
- Denilson Barbosa (Alberta)
- Ahmed Hassan (Queen’s)
- Michael Jenkin (York)
- Pierre Poulin (Montreal)
- Yunan Sun (UBC)
2020 Board Elections Call for Nominations
CS-Can/Info-Can is a national organization whose mission is to foster excellence in Computer Science research and higher education in Canada, in order to drive innovation and benefit society. The organization is run by a Board of Directors whose members serve staggered three-year terms, with some elected directly by membership and others by units. In 2019, we will renew three Board members:
CS-Can|Info-Can is a national, non-profit society dedicated to representing all aspects of computer science and the interests of the discipline across Canada. CS-Can|Info-Can’s mission is to:
- Promote excellence in research, innovation and education across all aspects of computer science.
- Foster the next generation of computer science researchers and professionals for the Canadian academia and ICT ecosystems.
- Actively promote an inclusive environment that supports diversity and, in particular, encourage participation by underrepresented groups.
- Develop two-way academia-industry interactions that encourage innovation and the ethical application of computer technology.
- Inform public policy debates at all levels on issues involving ICT through impactful and timely strategic positioning.
CS-Can|Info-Can is run by a Board of Directors whose members serve staggered three-year terms, with some elected directly by membership and others by units. In 2020, we will seek to fill:
- Four Board positions, referred to as Individual positions, to be elected by individual members of the organization. The final ballot should ideally contain at least five such nominees.
- One Board position to represent student members and to be elected by student members. The final ballot should ideally contain at least two such nominees.
The Nominating Committee is seeking nominations for these Board positions.
The other three individual Board positions are to be filled by researchers or academics in Computer Science Departments or in Departments (such as Computer Engineering departments) or Schools where Computing is a major focus.
The Board member to represent students is to be filled by a graduate student in a Canadian Computer Science Department or in Departments (such as Computer Engineering departments) or Schools or Faculties where Computing is a major focus.
In all cases, we are seeking individuals with time, energy, and initiative to help shape the organization, reflecting the values and priorities of the organization’s members and stakeholders.
All individuals should be great team players. This will be a working board, with all members contributing substantially to the organization’s activities.
Both self-nominations and nominations by others are welcome for the Board. We strongly encourage nominations of people who can ensure a breadth of perspective and experience on the board.
The nomination form is available at the link below. Brief biographical information and a statement of interest are requested.
Only CS-Can|Info-Can members can be nominated. Note: all faculty members, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are automatically members if the nominee’s department or school or Faculty is an institutional member. Please ensure that the nominee is willing to serve. The deadline for nominations is June 15, 2020. Questions about the above can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.