The Nominations Committee is inviting CIRPA members to nominate candidates for the 2023 elections. A nomination form is included separately with this notice.

Please note that the deadline for nominations is May 16, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. PDT.

Elections will be conducted and results will be announced in June. Each position will be for a two-year term and will become effective immediately following the Annual General Meeting (AGM). The next AGM will be held in October 2023, concurrent with the 2023 hybrid conference in Winnipeg (October 22 – 24, 2023).

Elected members of the Board of Directors are expected to attend the conference, the AGM and all other meetings as determined by the Board.

Nominees must hold a regular membership for the 2022/23 year (must renew before May 16, 2023).

The following positions are open for nomination:
•    President
•    Vice-President
•    Member-at-Large (3 positions)
•    Nominations Committee (2 positions – not a member of the Board of Directors)

Please note that each position is for a two-year term.

The Board would like to thank and acknowledge the valued contributions of Stephanie McKeown (President) who is completing her second term as President and ninth year on the Board and is not eligible to run for the same Board position this election cycle.


President (detailed job description available upon request)
The President is the chief executive officer of the Association and is responsible for implementing the strategic plans and policies of the Association. The President, subject to the authority of the Board, has general supervision of the activities and affairs of the Association. The President represents the Association to external bodies and promotes the highest standards of institutional research and planning.


Vice-President (detailed job description available upon request)
The Vice-President oversees membership and is responsible for membership promotion and supporting conference planning. The Vice-President’s duties also include (but are not limited to):

Verifying the eligibility of nominated members to sit as a Director of the Association.

Present candidates for Emeritus status to the Board.


Member-at-Large (detailed job description available upon request)
Members-at-Large shall be responsible for activities determined by the Board of Directors such as communications, website, and other professional development activities. Assignment of responsibilities shall be determined by the President, in consultation with the members of the Board.


Nominations Committee (not members of the Board of Directors)
The Nominations Committee is composed of a maximum of 5 members. The immediate past president serves as chair and 4 members (2 positions in alternating years) shall be elected as part of the election process. The committee assesses nominations and develops a slate of candidates, reflective of the composition of the membership, for election by the membership.


Only members of the Association holding a regular membership are eligible to stand for election to any of these positions. Members who would like to nominate themselves or other members of the Association for any of the above-listed positions should e-mail Please complete the Nominations Form and include a short biography (250 words or less) and a photo. Thank you.

2022-23 Nominations Committee
David Paul (chair) – Portage College
Ashley Blackman – University College of the North
Garry Hansen – St. Thomas University