At present there are 5 seats on the Executive that still lack nominees for the upcoming election (see below). As such, we are extending the nomination period and opening up nominations (self or otherwise) for Alumni Members (former postdocs within 1-2 years of their last postdoc contract).

The deadline for nominations is now Saturday, November 24 at midnight Pacific Time.

Nominations to-date for all the elected positions on the Exec:
Chair  – no nominees yet (6 months of experience on the Exec preferred but not required)
Vice-Chair External — 2 nominees
Vice-Chair Operations — no nominees yet
Vice-Chair Communications — no nominees yet
Vice-Chair Finance — no nominees yet
Vice-Chair International — 2 nominees
Vice-Chair Membership — no nominees yet
Vice-Chair Website Management — 1 nominee
Vice-Chair Communications (French) — 2 nominees
Vice-Chair Data Management — 2 nominees
Vice-Chair Career Development — 1 nominee

Please click here to read a brief description of each position.

Some key positions remain open for nominees at present, so we encourage people to nominate for those positions (in red above) in particular.

To be eligible for nomination, an individual must be registered as an ‘Active Member’ or ‘Alumni Member’ of CAPS/ACSP.
To register as an Active Member, please complete the form found here.
To register as an Alumni Member, please complete the form found here.

To self-nominate or nominate someone else for a position please respond by email to with the following information:
1) Full name of nominee
2) Email address of nominee
3) Institutional affiliation of nominee
4) Desired/selected position

Candidate Statements:
Nominees are required to submit a short (maximum 250 words) candidate statement describing their interest and any relevant experience for the position they are nominated for prior to the election. Candidates who are self-nominating are encouraged to provide that statement at the time of nomination.

Voting will take place during the last week of November.

If you have any questions about this process, please contact Joseph Sparling, Chair at