Membership and Diversity Committee

Mandate:  The objectives of the Membership and Diversity Committee (MDC)  are to (1) help recruit new members through the development and implementation of membership drives (2) help engage the participation of existing members, and (3) help ensure that the diversity of the Board members and speakers at CSMB meetings reflects the diversity of general membership.

Composition:  3 Councillors and 2 CSMB members at large.


  • Development and implementation of recruitment drives through social media, conferences and direct mailing to member institutions.
  • The MDC committee will promote the activities of the CSMB to the public and general membership.
  • The MDC committee will coordinate with the website maintainer to ensure members and potential members have timely and relevant information available.
  • MDC will monitor and ensure CSMB utilizes best Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity practices.

Members of the Committee 2018-2019


Paola Marignani Committee chair:

Paola Marignani

Dalhousie University

Michelle Scott

Michelle Scott

Université de Sherbrooke

Hans Joachim Wieden

Hans-Joachim Wieden

Lethbridge University

Michael Downey At-large member

Michael Downey

University of Ottawa

Christy Thomson At-large member

Christy Thomson

Senior Scientist, Amgen