iGEM Toronto - 2018 Elections
Our club, iGEM Toronto, will be holding elections for its 2018-19 executive team on Friday, November 2 at 4 PM. The elections will take place in person, in SS2117. Each candidate is required to attend the session - please inform our team ahead of time if you are unable to attend and we will do our best to accommodate. Proxy votes will not be allowed. Only University of Toronto students are eligible to run for executive positions and to vote in the iGEM Toronto election, although non-UofT students are welcome to join the team for a non-executive position.

Candidates can run for multiple positions but can only be elected to a single one. Candidates will have until October 26 at midnight to submit their candidacy via this online form. If you have any troubles completing this form, or if you have any questions pertaining to it, please contact us at igem@g.skule.ca or talk directly to one of our executive members.

Executive Committee Positions
The executive committee shall be comprised of a minimum of 7 elected members. Each member has the right to vote for an executive decision. All members are expected to attend at least 90% of the weekly meetings. Members who fail to achieve this expectation may be nominated for an impeachment and removal of registration on the iGEM team roster.

The President (1):
- is the only authorized spokesperson of the club
- is one of the designated owners of the club’s bank account
- MUST ensure all the objectives listed in the club constitution are followed
- MUST hold a weekly meeting with the executive committee during their term
- MUST hold a weekly meeting with the research and development committee during the 10-month research program
- MUST hold a monthly general meeting during the 10-month research program
- is primarily responsible for formulating administrative and research project based-goals during their term
- is primarily responsible to ensure the completion of all internal and external administrative tasks
- is expected to assume the duties of any member in the executive committee upon his/her/their absence

The Vice-President Internal (1):
- is one of the designated owners of the club’s bank account
- is primarily responsible to assist the President in completing all the internal administrative tasks
- is primarily responsible to supervise the research program co-ordinators
- is primarily responsible to make room reservations for all club events
- is primarily responsible to issue invoices, deposit cheques and organize reimbursements
- is primarily responsible to review and finalize all grants and funding applications that relate to internal events

The Vice-President External (1):
- is primarily responsible to assist the President in completing all the external administrative tasks
- is primarily responsible to supervise the community investment, and the external relations co-ordinator
- is primarily responsible to manage the club’s email inbox and respond to all emails promptly
- is primarily responsible to supervise all, if not most, club related events on- or off-campus
- is primarily responsible to review and finalize all grants and funding applications that relate to external events

Research Program Coordinators (2):
- are primarily responsible to organize journal club meetings throughout the academic year
- are primarily responsible to organize the administrative aspects of our annual 10-month research programs, including the recruitment of the research team and recording members’ attendance during summer workshops
- are expected to collaborate with the external relations coordinator to promote all, if not most, club events

Community Investment Coordinator (1):
- is primarily responsible to secure sponsorship support from U of T departments and colleges throughout the year
- is primarily responsible to apply for club funding from U of T and students’ societies throughout the year
- is expected to recruit sponsorship support from external companies or community organizations

External Relations Coordinator (1):
- is primarily responsible to manage all the club’s social media accounts
- is primarily responsible to promote and advertise all the club events on various platforms, including but not limited to social media, emails, flyers/pamphlets, lecture announcements, etc.
- is expected to collaborate with research program coordinators to organize all, if not most, club events

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