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CAUT is seeking nominations to fill a vacancy for the position of Representative-at-Large (Aboriginal) on the Executive Committee.

When a vacancy arises on the Executive Committee, a special election is held at the earliest meeting of CAUT Council. A candidate elected to the position shall serve the remainder of the term of office and is eligible for re-election.

The deadline for submitting nominations is November 1, 2022. Elections by secret ballot will take place during the CAUT Council meeting to be held in Ottawa, November 25-26, 2022

Nomination Procedures

All candidates are required to submit a Nomination Package.

Documentation Required for Nomination Package

1. Executive Committee Nomination Form
All candidates must submit a completed Nomination Form.

2. Letter of Nomination
All nomination packages must include a letter of nomination. Please note that self-nominations will not be accepted. The letter of nomination will be included in the Council delegates’ kit and available online.

3. Candidate Statement
All candidates must complete a statement of no more than 750 words that includes the agreement of the candidate to serve if elected and outlines their experience in academic staff association matters, their reasons for seeking election, and priorities and issues on which they feel CAUT should focus. Statements will be translated into English or French as applicable and will be included in the Council delegates’ kit and available online.

Statements must not contain hyperlinks or attachments. A photo submission should be emailed to and be at least 500 pixels wide by x 800 pixels tall at 150 DPI in JPEG or PNG format.

Nomination package should be sent to:

     Ted Montgomery
     Chair, Elections and Resolutions Committee
     Canadian Association of University Teachers
     2705 Queensview Drive
     Ottawa, ON  K2B 8K2

Description of Position & Term of Office

Representative-at-large (Aboriginal) (term ending April 2023)

The position is responsible for undertaking duties as decided by the Officers and the Executive Committee and serves as the Executive Committee liaison to the Aboriginal Post-Secondary Education Working Group.

CAUT Release Time Policy

For information regarding release time for CAUT Executive Committee members, please consult the CAUT Release Time Policy.

Nominations of members of marginalized groups are encouraged, including but not limited to Aboriginal peoples; women; racialized academic staff; academic staff with disabilities; and lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, trans, queer, and two-spirited academic staff.