2018–2019 Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC) Board of Directors Call for Nominations!

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The CSC is a national not-for-profit organization representing Canada’s diverse and prestigious community of chemical scientists

To achieve this, the CSC needs the support and involvement of its active, dedicated and talented members. If you feel you have relevant experience and a passion for advancing the chemical sciences profession in Canada and you are willing to be part of building the CSC’s future, please consider standing for election. The CSC is committed to ensure diversity of representation on the Board of membership it serves. 

The CSC passed its current By-laws in May 2013 to meet the requirements for the new Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (Act). Under the Act, elections are for directors to the Board. At their first meeting upon election, the directors will be appointed as officers or directors. If elected, the positions specified below will be assigned to these candidates at the first meeting of this Board.

The appointed Nominating Committee has proposed the candidates listed below for election to the Board of Directors in 2018–2019.  Further nominations for any position may be made in writing by any voting Members of the Corporation (the CSC): each nomination must be accompanied by the candidate’s written agreement to serve if elected, a curriculum vitae and a recent photograph. Nominations are now open and the deadline for receipt of additional nominations is 11:59 pm ET, Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Nominations should be sent to CIC National Office (email title “CSC Nomination 2018-2019” to gthirlwall@cheminst.ca). If any election(s) is (are) required, such election will be conducted in May. Those elected, whether by ballot or acclamation, will take office immediately following the AGM of the CSC on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 in Edmonton, AB.

Regards,

Ian Jobe, MCIC
CSC Executive Director

 



Deborah Nicoll Griffith

Deborah A. Nicoll-Griffith, MCIC, Endoparagon Inc.
Has agreed to stand as director for the following office:  
President 2018–2019
Past President 2019–2020


 

 

 

 

 

Steven Holdcroft, FCIC, Simon Fraser University
Has agreed to stand as director for the following office:  
Vice-President 2018–2019
President  2019–2020
Past President 2020–2021


 

 

 

 

 

Kim Baines, FCIC, The University of Western Ontario
Has agreed to stand as director for the following office:  
Past President 2018–2019


 

 

 

 

 

Nola Etkin, MCIC, University of Prince Edward Island
Has agreed to stand as director for the following office:  
Director of Student Affairs 2018–2021


 

 

 

 

 

Kazim Agha, MCIC, Ridout & Maybee LLP
Has agreed to stand as director for the following office:  
Director of Local Sections 2018–2021


 

 

 

 

 

Thomas Baumgartner, MCIC, York University
Has agreed to stand as director for the following office:  
Director of Conferences 2018–2021


Jason Pearson, MCIC, University of Prince Edward Island
Has agreed to stand as director for the following office:  
Treasurer 2017–2020


Alison Flynn, MCIC, University of Ottawa
Has agreed to stand as director for the following office:  
Director of Accreditation 2017–2020


Hans-Peter Loock, MCIC, Queen’s University
Has agreed to stand as director for the following office:  
Director of Awards 2015–2019 (**extended 1year)


Jim Gleason, MCIC, McGill University
Has agreed to stand as director for the following office:  
Director of Subject Divisions 2016–2019


Matt Heuft, MCIC, Xerox Research Centre of Canada
Has agreed to stand as director for the following office:  
Director of Industrial Liaison (2016–2019)


Kathy Jansen, PChem, Association of the Chemical Profession of Alberta
Has agreed to represent the Federation of Canada’s Professional Chemistry (FCPC) on the Board.


Chris Swyngedouw, MCIC, Exova
His term as Director of Professional Status (2015–2018) is concluded. 
The need for the role, Director of Professional Status, is under review by the CSC Board.
Swyngedouw has agreed to continue until a decision is made by the CSC Board around continuation of the role and hence the need to find a successor.


The CSC is strongly committed to equity and diversity and welcomes participation on its boards, committees and membership from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.