The nomination period for three positions on the Federation’s Board of Directors is now over.

Members were invited to submit nominations from Monday, January 25 to Monday, February 8, 2016 at 12:00 noon EST. Open positions to be elected included:

The Nominating Committee identified and approached the following individuals for each position. They all agreed to stand as candidates.

No additional nominations were received for the three positions. As per the Federation’s Governance Policies, in the event that there is only one candidate declared for a specific open position, that candidate shall be acclaimed into the position and there shall be no election for that position.


The candidacy of Guy Laforest has thus been acclaimed as President-Elect. Following his one-year term as President-Elect, Guy Laforest will be the President for two years (June 2017 to May 2019). He will then become Past President for one year (June 2019 to May 2020).

Director, Teaching and Learning

The candidacy of Tim Goddard has thus been acclaimed as Director, Teaching and Learning. His term officially begins in June 2016 and ends in May 2018.

Director, Equity and Diversity

The candidacy of Cindy Blackstock has thus been acclaimed as Director, Equity and Diversity. This is her second and final two-year term, which will end in May 2018.

These results will be ratified by the Board of Directors at its next meeting and by the AGM on May 29, 2016.

Antonia Maioni
Chair of the Nomination Committee
Past President, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Jean-Marc Mangin
Returning Officer
Executive Director