The CAP Board of Directors and Advisory Council are committed to ensuring that the CAP operate under a governance structure that is focused on meeting the needs of its members, no matter what stage of their career they are at. Recognizing that our physics students at both the undergraduate and graduate level will eventually be the leaders of the CAP of tomorrow, we are taking steps now to create a means by which students will be more directly involved in the organization and help influence its future. Two immediate initiatives include establishing a mechanism that will facilitate networking amongst the physics clubs across Canada and establishing a CAP Student Council, the Chair of which will be directly involved in helping the CAP obtain the input of students as we embark upon updating our strategic plan for 2019-2023 in the Spring of 2018.
We are looking for five or six student volunteers to work with our Director of Student Affairs as part of a working group to draft the Terms of Reference and Operating Policy for the CAP Student Council (mandate, size/structure, reporting line, procedure for membership and election of Chair, operating process, etc.), with a view to having the Council established and the Chair (who will be invited to participate in meetings of the CAP Board of Directors) appointed by the end of February so that the Chair can participate in the strategic planning discussions to take place at the end of March or early April.
If you are interested in participating on this Working Group, please send an e-mail – by 5 pm EDT on Friday January 8 – to the CAP Executive Director, email@example.com, outlining why you are interested as well as any previous experience you have that you believe would help you in this role.