Hello all!

CAPS/ACSP will hold its annual Executive Election from December 13th – December 20th 2019.

If you are an Active or Alumni Member who would like to help make a difference in the lives of postdocs across Canada, consider joining the team!

Benefits include travel to the Annual CAPS/ACSP meeting, working with a highly motivated team, networking with organizations across Canada working on postdoc affairs, and much more!


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, or Alumni Member, please complete the form found here.


At present, we are actively recruiting nominees for 6 seats on the Executive that still lack nominees (see below).

Nominations to-date for all the elected positions on the Exec:

Chair  – 1 nominee (6 months of experience on the Exec preferred)

Vice-Chair External — no nominees yet

Vice-Chair Operations — no nominees yet

Vice-Chair Communications — no nominees yet

Vice-Chair Finance — 1 nominee

Vice-Chair International — 1 nominee

Vice-Chair Membership — no nominees yet

Vice-Chair Website Management — 1 nominee

Vice-Chair Communications (French) — no nominees yet

Vice-Chair Surveys and Data Management — 1 nominee

Vice-Chair Career Development — no nominees yet

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

How to Nominate a Candidate:

To self-nominate or nominate someone else for a position please respond by email to chair@caps-acsp.ca with the following information:

1) Full name of nominee

2) Email address of nominee

3) Institutional affiliation of nominee

4) Desired/selected position

5) Candidate statement

Candidate Statements:

Nominees are required to submit a short (maximum 100 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.

The deadline for nominations is December 12th at 11:59pmPT.

If there is more than 1 candidate per position nominated, voting will take place online beginning Dec 13 and will continue until Dec 20. Successful candidates will form the 2020 CAPS/ACSP Executive. Terms begin in January 2020.

If you have any questions about this process, please contact Emma Griffiths, Chair at chair@caps-acsp.ca.