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

  • Two Board positions to be elected by individual members of CS-Can
  • One Board position to be elected by departmental members of CS-Can

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.

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