Election of new Board members

The election of new members for the CALACS Board of Directors will take place between May 10-16, 2018 by means of electronic voting through our new website. Members will be notified in advance of the process to cast their votes.

Elections will be held to fill the following positions for the specified length of term:

Five (5) directors at large to serve for a period of three years on the Board as per Canada’s Not for Profit Act. Three (3) of the elected members might be appointed by the Board to the Executive as President (for a period of three years), Vice President (for a period of two years), or Treasurer (for the period of three years) as per the CALACS constitution and by-laws.

One (1) student member to serve for a period of three years on the Board as per Canada’s Not for Profit Act.

Any member of CALACS who is in good standing and who is interested in running, or in nominating another member of CALACS for any of these positions, should send their name, statement of interest (no longer than 500 words in any of the four CALACS official languages), and a short biography (no longer than 250 words in any of the four CALACS official languages) to the attention of the Elections Officer, Alejandro Hernández, at elections(at)can-latam.org by April 26, 2018.

Each candidacy must also be supported by two members of CALACS in good standing, with their support expressed by email to the Elections Officer. If this requirement represents a challenge to one’s candidacy, please contact the CALACS Elections Officer to request accommodation.

Candidates are encouraged, though not required, to submit their biographies also in English and/or French if any of these is not the original language used for the candidacy.

Biographies will be circulated to members in advance of voting through the CALACS listserv, but only in the languages provided by the candidates.

Candidates are invited to support CALACS vision and mission:

Vision:

CALACS is a diverse and vibrant Canadian based international scholarly organization that promotes disciplinary and interdisciplinary research and teaching. The Association disseminates and mobilizes knowledge of Latin America and the Caribbean and their Diasporas through networks and partnerships in Canada and abroad.

CALACS is a significant source of expertise to scholars, researchers, NGOs, policy makers, educators, and private sector organizations with an interest in Latin American and Caribbean countries and peoples.

Through its activities CALACS contributes to the understanding of the cultural, political, social, and economic experiences of Latin American and Caribbean peoples.

Mission:

CALACS fosters the ongoing development of a dynamic intellectual community through a variety of events, publications, and communications media. It supports research and teaching and provides the infrastructure and capacity necessary to facilitate knowledge mobilization and engagement strategies.

The Association promotes the collective professional interests of its diverse membership. CALACS encourages and advocates for active Latin and American and Caribbean educational programming across Canada.

CALACS reaches out to and establishes partnerships with Latin American and Caribbean communities, NGOs, research institutions, and international academics. In addition, the Association works to inform policy makers, and public and private sector organizations through its events, publications, communications media, and virtual resources.

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