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CBS nominations for positions within the Board of Directors and proposals for CBS2026

2024-05-22 03:05:25 by Isabelle Catelas

Dear CBS member,

This email concerns nominations for positions on the Board of Directors and proposals to host the 2026 Annual Meeting.

1. Nominations for positions:

The CBS invites nominations for several positions within its Board of Directors. Nominations are being sought for the positions of President-Elect, Senior Board Members (2024 - 2026 term; 3 vacancies), and Student Board Representative (2024 - 2025 term). Nominations will be accepted by email before May 27, 11:59 pm EST, as well as in person/online at the AGM (May 29, 2024, at 8:30 – 10:00 am KST; Tuesday, May 28 at 7:30 – 9:00 pm EST in person and on Zoom).

If you are a current CBS member and would like to nominate someone for the President-Elect, Senior or Student Board of Directors’ positions in advance of the AGM, please send an email to Isabelle Catelas (current President-Elect) at icatelas@uottawa.ca and Davide Brambilla (current Secretary) at davide.brambilla@umontreal.ca, indicating your support for their nomination, the nominee's full name and email address as well as the name and email address of another CBS member who will have accepted to second the nomination. Advance nominations are strongly encouraged to streamline the nomination process during the AGM; however, nominations will also be accepted during the AGM. Please note that the nomination process will close at the AGM.

All nominees will be contacted, either by direct call at the AGM or by email following the AGM, to verify their acceptance of the nomination. If there are more candidates than positions, the candidates will be asked to provide a maximum 250-word statement regarding their vision for CBS. Subsequently, all CBS members will be sent detailed information for an online election in June. If there are not more nominations than positions, then the candidates will be elected by acclamation without the need of an online election.

The CBS is also soliciting nominations for Treasurer and Secretary of the Board. If you are a current member and would like to nominate yourself or a current member for either the Treasurer or Secretary position in advance of the AGM, please send an email to Isabelle Catelas (icatelas@uottawa.ca) and Davide Brambilla (davide.brambilla@umontreal.ca), indicating your support for the nomination, the nominee's full name and email address. For members interested in serving as Treasurer, please consider committing for a 3-year period. Nominations will also be accepted during the AGM. All nominees will be contacted either directly at the AGM or by email following the AGM, to verify their acceptance of the nomination. Based on the accepted nominations, the CBS Board will appoint the new Secretary and Treasurer.

b) Proposals for CBS2026:

The CBS is soliciting Expressions of Interest in hosting the 40th Annual Meeting of the CBS in 2026. If you are a current CBS member and are interested in hosting CBS2026, please contact Isabelle Catelas (icatelas@uottawa.ca) before the AGM. If we receive more than one notification of interest, interested parties will be invited to give a brief proposal presentation to the membership, after which a vote will be held online.

Thank you in advance for your interest!

Best regards,

Isabelle Catelas

President-Elect

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