Nominating

Nominating Process

To try and keep the process as open and encourage discussion by Canadian based crystallographers, the nominating process is currently performed via theĀ Canadian Division of the American Crystallographic Association.

  • Note: nominated crystallographers do NOT have to be members of the American Crystallographic Association (ACA).

Groups of Canadian based crystallographers attending Canadian conferences (mineralogy, chemistry, physics, molecular biology) are also welcome to solicit and discuss nominations at these meetings and forward nominations directly to the Secretary of the CNCC.


Nominating Canadian based Crystallographers to the Canadian National Committee for Crystallography

The Canadian National Committee for Crystallography is required by its charter to have a committee membership balanced by region, gender and crystallographic specialisation.

The emphasis is on active committee members. At minimum, being an active CNCC member involves contributing to E-mail discussions, evaluating submissions for the Larry Calvert Travel Fund and attending the yearly committee meeting, which generally lasts half to a full day. Expenses to attend the meeting are normally reimbursed.

Nominated candidates are placed into a pool of nominees which are reviewed and selected as required. (selection of candidates may be deferred until a gap opens in the committee)


Nominating Canadian based Crystallographers for IUCr Commissions

  • Note: As nominations for IUCr commissions are made by the adhering body to the IUCr, Canadian nominations must go through the CNCC and NRC. Nominations can be communicated to the CNCC through CanDiv or to the CNCC directly. We prefer initial nominations to go through CanDiv as these can be discussed at their meetings amongst the Canadian community.
  • Note: Nominations must be submitted at least one full year prior to the upcoming IUCr Congress and preferably in time for the Canadian Division’s annual meeting at the prior ACA conferences.
  • Note: nominated crystallographers do NOT have to be members of the American Crystallographic Association (ACA).
  • First check the person you are nominating agrees and is willing to be an active member of an IUCr Commission. At minimum, being an active member involves contributing to Commissions E-mail discussions and attending the IUCr Congresses. It can also include workshop organising and newsletter organisation and editing.
  • Obtain the Crystallographer’s resume and send to the chair of the Canadian Division of the American Crystallographic Association and including a brief description on why you believe the Crystallographer should be considered.
  • If considered appropriate, the Canadian Division chair will send an IUCr Commission nomination form.
  • This is returned to the Canadian Division chair who checks and collates formal submissions and forwards then to the CNCC.