The following nominations were received during the PAW election:
In addition, the following nominations for the remaining positions were received at the PAW meeting:
There were no contested positions so no election will be held. A motion was voted in favour unanimously at the May 2016 PAW meeting that their acclamation to their positions be made official. Congratulations to the incoming exec.
Dear Western Postdocs,
I am excited to announce that the following candidates will be acclaimed to PAW executive positions, pending ratification by the PAW Council:
President: Andrea Di Sebastiano
Vice-President, Internal: Baraa Al-Khazraji
Vice-President, External: Jessica Esseltine
No voting on these positions will be required as no other nominations were received. Their candidate statements are here.
Congratulations Andrea, Jessica and Baraa!Additionally, due to lack of nominations, the nomination deadline will be extended by a week for the following positions:
Descriptions of these positions can be found at: http://www.postdocs.uwo.ca/paw_organization/bylaws.html#1
Additionally, PAW is looking for a webmaster. This is an appointed position, NOT an elected one. Interested candidates should contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Nominations will be accepted until 11:59 PM on Tues. April 26th.
Nominations will be announced Wed. April 27th.
Voting will be held electronically from Thurs, May 5th to Wed. May 11th.
Results will be announced on Thurs, May 12th.
In the event that only one candidate is nominated for a position, that candidate will be acclaimed, subject to ratification by the PAW council. No vote for this position will be held.
How to nominate candidates:
Send me (email@example.com) the following text, filled in appropriately by email:
"We the undersigned, as active members of the PAW at The University of Western Ontario, do nominate ...(Name of nominee)... for the position of ...(Office sought)... of the PAW."
Along with the names and UWO usernames of at least five Western postdocs that support the nomination. Please CC all nominators as verification that they agree to sponsor the nomination. I would really appreciate it if nominations came directly from the nominee only, but that's not technically a requirement.
If you like, you can include a candidate statement (up to 250 words) with your nomination. If you choose to do so, this will be distributed along with the nomination announcements.
Who can vote?:
Any current postdoctoral fellow or associate at Western.
How to vote:
There will be an electronic poll set up for voting. Details will be given in the nomination announcement. In lieu of a separate voter registration process, you WILL be asked to provide your UWO username. This information will only be used if there is a dispute about the voting. Nobody (including myself) will see the link between your username and your vote (if, for some reason, ballots have to be excluded, they will be excluded without checking to to see what the vote actually was).
Chief Returning Officer for election of the 2016/17 PAW Executive Council
Positions (additional information can be found here)