CSMB Committees

Board of Directors

Mandate & Composition: The management of the Society is vested in a Board of Directors consisting of a President, Vice-President, immediate Past-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and at least six other members.   President: Dr. Hans-Joachim Wieden Faculty of Science Lead for BioSciences Entrepreneurship and Industry Partnerships Faculty of Science, University of Manitoba 45 Chancellors Cir, Winnipeg, […]

Executive Committee

Mandate: The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors consists of the CSMB Officers and one at-large Director elected by the Board of Directors. The Executive Committee is authorized to act on behalf of the Board of Directors between meetings of the Board of Directors. The Executive Committee is subject to the oversight of the […]

Advocacy and Government Relations Committee

Mandate:  The focus of the Advocacy and Government Relations Committee is to advance and promote molecular biosciences, with a focus on advocating for robust and sustainable funding for fundamental research in Canada.  While CSMB continues working with both our partners Research Canada and the Partnership Group for Science and Engineering, the committee is mandated to […]

Membership and Diversity Committee

The CSMB Membership and Diversity committee promotes the advancement of molecular biosciences across Canada.  We are committed to promoting an open and transparent culture of equity, diversity and inclusivity and challenging systemic barriers to participation. Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility statement The mandate of the CSMB is to advance and promote molecular biosciences in Canada. […]

Finance and Development Committee

Mandate:  The Finance & Development Committee (FDC) advises the Board on the finances of the Society. The fiscal health of the Society is reviewed by the committee on an ongoing basis. Composition:  Treasurer (chair), Secretary,  President and Vice-president Responsibilities:  Working with the Society Secretariat and Executive, the committee is responsible for preparation of an annual […]

Nominations Committee

Mandate:  In collaboration with the board the Nominations Committee (NC) identifies vacancies. The committee solicits candidacies for membership on the board and proposes a suitable slate of candidates for vote at the AGM. The committee takes into considerations of equity (gender and minority representation) as well as regional representation into account for the choice of […]

Trainee Committee

Mandate:  Purpose of the CSMB Trainee Subcommittee is to add value to the experience of trainee members of the CSMB by providing services and activities to benefit their careers. Composition:  CSMB Trainee Representatives (1 PDF, 1 graduate), along with 3 ad hoc trainee members. Responsibilities:  To act as a liaison between trainee members and the […]

Conference Committee

Mandate:  The mandate of the Conference Committee (CC) is to ensure the CSMB provides its members with high quality and affordable scientific meetings in areas of Genetics, Biochemistry and Cell Biology. The Conference Committee will actively participate in the selection of and organization of meetings to ensure meetings rotate in thematic scope and location to […]

Communications and Publications Committee

Mandate: The mandate of the Publications Committee is to support our official journals, Biochemistry Cell Biology and Genome, and the CSMB Bulletin. The Publications Committee will work closely with Canadian Science Publishing to inform our members of changes in the publication industry. In addition, the Publication Committee supports the education of trainees in various aspects […]