General Election

Election at the General Meeting in 2021

E-voting Instructions
Date of Announcement: 21 Aug 2020
Nominations Opens: 15 Sep 2020
Nomination Deadline: 15 Dec 2020

The Committee will shortly start the process of producing the slate of candidates from those nominated. If you are interested in nominating candidates please submit your nominations by 15 December 2020 together with a 1-page CV and 1-page nomination letter for each nominee through MARS.

The AOGS President, Secretary-General, Treasurer, and Section Presidents for the term of 2022-2024 will be elected at the 18th General Meeting on 01 to 06 August 2021 in Singapore. Those elected will serve in the 2021-2022 term as Vice President, Assistant Secretary General, Assistant Treasurer and Section Vice Presidents.

For the election of Council members at the Annual General Meeting, the Council may appoint a Nomination Committee (see P. 6 - AOGS constitution here). The members of this committee are:

Nomination Commitee

Chair David HIGGITT, Beijing Jiaotong University (Lancaster University College)

Members/Section Representatives

AOGS Secretary General: Robin ROBERTSON, Xiamen University Malaysia

AS Section Vice-President: Joong Bae AHN, Pusan National University

BG Section Vice-President: Punyasloke BHADURY, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata

HS Section Vice-President: Ji CHEN, The University of Hong Kong

IG Section Vice-President: Fiona WILLIAMSON, Singapore Management University

OS Section Vice-President: Changming (Charles) DONG, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology

PS Section Vice-President: Shuanggen JIN, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology

ST Section Vice-President: Jann-Yenq LIU, National Central University

SE Section Vice-President: J. Bruce H. SHYU, National Taiwan University

The tasks of the Nomination Committee are as follows:

a) Prepare a slate of candidates for the Council members, i.e., President-Elect, Secretary General-Elect, Treasurer-Elect and Section Presidents-Elect. Ideally, two to three candidates are required for each of these positions. The candidates for Section Presidents-Elect will be identified in consultation with the individual Sections

b) Ascertain the willingness of all candidates to stand for election; and

c) Present the proposed slates to the Council for approval. In selecting nominees, care should be given to assure that there is representation of the Society’s diverse regional and disciplinary interests and that the Council reflect, over time, a reasonable balance of these interests.

d) Election will be by balloting online during the society’s annual meeting. In the event of a tie, the Chair of the Nomination Committee shall have a casting vote. The member’s ballot for Section President-Elect shall be as stated in the member’s profile page on MARS (this is the society’s online system) in so far as Section elections are concerned. Space for write-in candidates will also be provided.