2016 DiGRA Board Elections

This year we are having regular elections for several DiGRA Board member positions. According to the Bylaws, individuals can only serve in a position for four years, after which elections must be held for replacements. However, individuals timing out of one position can serve in another position on the DiGRA Board.

Regular and student members are eligible to be elected to any office in the Association.

The following positions are available:

President. Responsible for ensuring the continuity and development of DiGRA and ensuring that the association undertakes, to the best of its combined abilities, actions to facilitate this. The President holds final responsibility for ensuring the legal and ethical behaviour of the Association and in the event of a tied vote on the executive committee she or he holds the power of the deciding vote.

Secretary. Responsible for maintaining copies of all records of the Association and producing and filing minutes of all executive committee meetings. The secretary will also take the lead in producing executive reports for the DiGRA membership and maintaining up to date and accurate membership records.

Open seat. Responsible for such tasks as the Executive Board may assign to them, including conference organizing, publication help, or member outreach.

Student Officer. Responsible for ensuring representation of students and other young or new researchers in DiGRA and contributing to the Association’s aim to support and encourage new researchers entering into and developing the field. To be eligible for this position, a candidate must be a registered student at a recognised higher education institution.

To be nominated please send a short position statement indicating which role you would like to undertake and what projects or priorities you would like to address. Please also include a short biography. If you would like to propose a role which is not described here but you think it would be strategically important to the association then please do also submit a short position statement as described.

Please send nominations to Mia Consalvo (mia.consalvo@concordia.ca) by Friday, July 29, 2016.

Timeline for elections:

  • Nominations open: 13th July
  • Nominations close: 29th July 5th August, 2016
  • Balloting begins: 5th August 12th August, 2016
  • Balloting closes: 12th August 19th August, 2016
  • Election results will be announced once ballots have been counted and verified.


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