CNS Elections 2016

Director-at-Large Positions

As a result of revised Canadian Nutrition Society bylaws that were voted in at the recent Annual General Meeting (May 7, 2016), the CNS is launching a Call for Nominations for two new Director-at-Large positions to serve on its Board of Directors (formerly referred to as CNS Executive Council).

About the CNS Board of Directors
The Canadian Nutrition Society Board of Directors is responsible for setting strategic direction, providing guidance to the Executive Director, and maintaining and furthering important external relationships for the Society. 

To become and remain a Director, an individual must be:

  • a voting member in good standing of the CNS
  • at least eighteen (18) years of age
  • willing to participate regularly in meetings of the Board (one teleconference/month, two face to face meetings/year, additional meetings as required)
  • living in Canada

Director-at-large positions serve a two-year term. Directors may be eligible for re-election but can serve a maximum of six consecutive years.

Terms lengths for the various Board of Directors roles are as follows:

  • Vice-President/President-Elect/President: one-year term each
  • Treasurer: two-year term
  • Director-at-Large: two-year term
  • Past-President (ex-officio): one-year term
Nomination and Election Process
CNS Active, Young Professional and Honourary members have the privilege of nominating an individual to serve on the CNS Board of Directors. To nominate an individual, you must provide:
  • Name, address, email of the individual being nominated
  • Confirm that the nominee agrees to let his/her name stand for election
  • Provide a short biography of the nominee, particularly his/her involvement in nutrition (maximum 300 words)
  • Provide name and contact information of two nominators (member submitting the nomination, along with a member serving as seconder)
Nomination and Election Dates
The nomination period will run from June 6, 2016 - August 8, 2016.  
If more than two eligible nominations are received, the CNS will launch an online election from August 15 to August 31, 2016.
The incumbents will formally assume their position on September 15, 2016.

For more information, please contact, Andrea Grantham, CNS Executive Director. 


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