2019/20 Board and Advisory Council positions open – Call for Nominations

Are you interested in having a more active voice in the affairs of the CAP? We are looking for members at all stages of their career to help provide direction and oversight of the CAP as we roll out our new strategic plan and member service initiatives.

The CAP invites you to volunteer, or to nominate someone, to fill one of the positions available on the CAP Board, and Advisory Council starting in June 2019. We are also asking you to contact us if you are interested in serving on one of our many Board or Operating Committees. There are two Advisory Council meetings per year (one at Congress and one in the Fall in Ottawa), with all other business conducted via e-mail or teleconference. The Board has one additional meeting in Ottawa in the Spring and holds teleconference calls as needed throughout the year.

The list of all positions to be filled on the Board or Advisory Council appears below. Information on each of the positions and the required nomination form can be found at https://cap.ca/publications/cap-news/201920-board-council-positions-open-call-nominations/. Regional Councillors must reside in the district they represent.

CAP Board of Directors positions to be filled by election – June 2019:

  • Vice-President Elect (4-year progression through Presidential line: 2019-2023)
  • Director of Communications (3-year term; 2019-2022)
  • Director of Student Affairs (3-year term; 2019-2022)
  • Director of Industrial Affairs (3-year term; 2019-2022)
  • Director of Member & Affiliate Services (2-year term; 2019-2021)
  • Secretary-Treasurer (3-year term; 2019-2022)

Advisory Council positions to be filled by election or acclamation – June 2019:

Membership Councillors:

  • Undergraduate Student Representative (2-year term; 2019-2021)

Appointed Positions to be filled as needed

  • Regional Advisory Council Representatives

The CAP has a number of operating committees.  If you might be interested in serving on any of these committees when a vacancy occurs, please send a message to Francine Ford, CAP Executive Director, at execdir@cap.ca.

Board Committees

  • Governance Committee
  • Finance / Audit / HR Committee
  • Nominations and Awards Committee
  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee

CAP or Director Operating Committees

  • Committee to Encourage Women in Physics members
  • CAP/NSERC Liaison Committee members
  • Canadian National IUPAP Liaison Committee members
  • Science Policy Committee members
  • Professional Affairs Committee members
  • Professional Certification Committee members
  • Communication Committee members
  • Student Affairs Committee members
  • Membership Committee members

Nominations for the Undergraduate Student Representative can be submitted by undergraduate student affiliates only.  Every Full Member of the CAP has the right to make nominations for all remaining Board and Advisory Council vacancies.  Nominations, signed by two Full Members (or two student affiliates in the case of the undergraduate representative position) and by the nominee, should be submitted to the CAP Membership Manager at membership@cap.ca.  using the required form.  Nomination Forms are available at https://cap.ca/about-us/cap-leadership/call-nominations-2019-2020/

A full list of the current Board and Advisory Council members can be found by following the links at https://cap.ca/about-us or https://cap.ca/fr/propos-lacp/.

If you have any questions, please contact me at

204 474-6205

Thank You

Dr. Stephen Pistorius, P.Phys.
Past president & Chair, CAP Nominations Committee