Information for Potential Nominees

What is the role of the CS-Can|Info-Can’s Board of Directors?

The Board of Directors provides strategic oversight of the organization’s broad range of activities. 

Working with researchers, academics, students, industry, and government, the board helps shape CS-Can|Info-Can activities across Canada to:

  • Ensure excellence in research, innovation, and education across all aspects of computer science;
  • Foster the next generation of computer science researchers and professionals;
  • Actively promote an inclusive environment that supports diversity and encourages participation by underrepresented groups;
  • Develop collaboration between academia and industry to encourage innovation;
  • Inform public policy debates at all levels on issues associated with computer science research, teaching and the ICT industry in Canada.

Date of Election

Month of August, 2023

Length of Term

3 years beginning October, 2023, with the potential for a second term 

Positions Open

  • One Board position, referred to as the Atlantic position, to be elected by individual members of the CS-CAN|INFO-CAN member organization in the Atlantic region (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland/Labrador, Prince Edward Island)
  • One Board position, referred to as the Pacific position, to be elected by individual members of the CS-CAN|INFO-CAN member organizations in British Columbia.
  • One Board position, referred to as the Director-At-Large, to be elected by individual members of CS-CAN|INFO-CAN member organizations.
  • One Board position, referred to as the Departmental position, to be elected by the department chairs of the of CS-CAN|INFO-CAN member organizations.

How much time does a board member spend on CS-Can|Info-Can activities per month?

Approximately 4-6 hours per month (depending on membership in executive committee). 

There are two monthly, one-hour meetings:  one for Executive Committee members (President, Past President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer) and one for the full board of directors.  

In addition, board members commit to 1 hour per month for preparation and follow-up for each of these meetings.

Board members participate in CS-Can|Info-Can board committees and task forces according to their interests.  These committees usually meet once per quarter and, as for the board meetings, 1-2 hours of preparation and follow-up to regular meetings is required in order to conduct the work of the committees.

For information on CS-CAN|INFO-CAN current activities visit the Annual Report.

Current CS-Can|Info-Can Committees and Task Forces

  • Outreach Committee
  • Research Committee
  • EDI Task Force
  • Online Teaching Task Force
  • Nomination Committee
  • University/Industry Planning Task Force
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