Call for CSSR 2017 Nominations

Dear CSSR/SCER members, we need to elect people to fill the following roles on the Executive and Committees at the 2017 AGM. If you would like to nominate someone, or nominate yourself, please contact the president Tania Smith at president@cssr-scer.ca before May 25.  Nominations will also be accepted from the floor at the AGM.

Executive committee

We will need to prepare a full slate of nominees in case proposed 2017 Constitutional Revisions are accepted at the AGM.  If none of the revisions are accepted, we will require a new secretary-treasurer and member-at-large.

Persons currently serving in the Executive may seek re-election to their current role or may seek to be elected to a different role.

See position qualifications in the proposed 2017 constitution revisions at  https://goo.gl/forms/iRtcrqjTsURUNwdn1

  • President:  Tania Smith (2015-2017)
    • Nominees welcome 
  • Vice-President:  John Moffatt (2015-2017)
    • Nominees welcome 
  • Secretary-Treasurer:  David Beard (2015-2017)
    • Nominees welcome 
  • Past President & Rhetor journal editor: Pierre Zoberman (2015-2017)
    • Past President 2017-2019 will be Tania Smith, whether or not she serves in another role as well.
  • Member-at-Large:  Benoit Sans (2016-2017)
    • Nominees welcome 

Additional Executive roles

If the revised constitution is accepted, the Editor role will be separated from the Past President role, and the Editor and Webmaster will be on the Executive committee.

  • Rhetor Journal Editor
    • Nominees welcome  
  • Webmaster: Tania Smith (2012 to present)
    • Nominees welcome 

Advisory committee

This committee reviews conference presentation proposals for the upcoming year’s conference.

  • Bruce Dadey (2015-2017)
    • Nominees welcome 
  • Jonathan Powers (2015-2017)
    • Nominees welcome 
  • Tracy Whalen (2016-2018)
  • Tess Laidlaw (2016-2018)
  • Julie Dainville  (student) (2016-2018)

Editorial committee

  • Pierre Zoberman (Editor/directeur, 2015-2017)
    • to be Replaced by newly elected Editor
  • Jeanie Wills (2013-15 past editor, member to 2017)
    • to be Replaced by Pierre Zoberman, past editor 2015-2017
  • Alice den Otter (2016-2020)
  • Randy Harris (2014-2018)
  • Victor Ferry (2014-2018)
  • Loic Nicolas (2014-2018)
  • Patricia Ofili (student in 2016) (2016-2020)
  • Kyle Gerber (student in 2016) (2016-2020)

Nominees welcome.  It would be wise to add 1-2 people in 2017 so that terms are staggered. We need Francophones.

Student prize committee

TOR: “At least one member must be currently on the Executive Committee and/or Editorial Board. At least one member should be a francophone. All members hold a Ph.D. and are not currently studying for a graduate degree.”

  • J. Moffatt,
  • D. Beard,
  • Shannon Purves-Smith
  • Nominees welcome

Webmaster Assistant & Social Media Assistants

  • Ryan McGuckin (Google+ 2015 to present),
  • Bruce Dadey (2016 to present)
  • Brandon Katzir (Twitter, 2015 to present)
  • M. Shivaun Corry (Facebook 2017 to present)
  • Nominees welcome

As I do each year, I will check to see if these can continue to serve.


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