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CON-SNP National Executive Positions and Responsibilities  

Position 

Responsibilities 

Chair

2016-2017: 
Eva Pila MSc, PhD (c)

2015-2016: 
Rebecca Liu, MSc, PhD (c)

2014-2015: 
Stacy Dikareva, BSc, MSc.

  • Communicate directly and regularly with each CON-SNP National Executive committee member regarding strategies, needs, and growth of CON-SNP
  • Support members of the National Executive through sharing of resources, contacts, and information
  • Develop and lead monthly teleconference agendas
  • Review, edit and finalize all CON-SNP National Executive documents (i.e. teleconference meeting minutes, grant applications, newsletters, website publications, etc.)
  • Govern, coordinate and lead the activities of the CON-SNP organization in the interests of its members
  • Ensure equal representation, inclusion and activities are provided to all regions in Canada
  • Communicate and coordinate with Vice-chair on all decisions and actions
  • Promote communication, collaboration and inclusiveness amongst the CON-SNP membership and within its recruitment endeavors
  • Promote the activities of CON-SNP to your networks
  • Attend quarterly CON Board of Directors meetings and represent the interests of SNPs (travel expenses for these meetings will be covered by CON)
  • Help in the planning and on-site volunteering at the annual CON conference (Canadian Obesity Student Meeting or Canadian Obesity Summit; travel expenses for 1 conference/ year will be covered by CON)

Vice-Chair 

2016-2017:
Corrie Vincent BSc, MSc, MD(c) 

2015-2016: 
Aaryn Secker, BEd, MEd.

2014-2015: 
Deborah Schwartz, PhD

  • Communicate directly and regularly with each CON-SNP National Executive committee member regarding strategies, needs, and growth of CON-SNP
  • Support other members of the National Executive through sharing of resources, contacts, and information
  • Work directly with the Chair in organization and facilitation of monthly teleconference meeting agendas meetings
  • Along with Chair, review, edit, and finalize all CON-SNP National Executive documents (i.e. teleconference meeting minutes, grant applications, newsletters, website publications, etc.)
  • Communicate with Chair on all decisions and actions
  • Fulfill the roles and responsibilities of the Chair if for any reason he/she is unable
  • Promote communication, collaboration and inclusiveness amongst the CON-SNP membership and within its recruitment endeavors
  • Promote the activities of CON-SNP to your networks
  • Attend quarterly CON Science Committee meetings and represent the interests of SNPs (travel expenses for these meetings will be covered by CON)
  • Help in the planning and on-site volunteering at the annual CON conference (Canadian Obesity Student Meeting of Canadian Obesity Summit) (travel expenses for 1 conference/year will be covered by CON)

Recruitment Coordinator 

2015-2016: 
Allison Barnett, BSc.

2015-2016: 
Leanne De Souza, HBSc, MSc, PhD(candidate)

2014-2015: 
Arjun Trivedi, MSc.


 

  • Help increase new membership, as well as engage current CON-SNP members and alumni
  • Liaise with student/new professional groups/reps from other relevant scientific/professional organizations (e.g., Canadian Nutrition Society, Dietitians of Canada, Canadian Public Health Association, Canadian Pharmacists Association) to promote the activities of CON-SNP and facilitate recruitment of new members. Coordinate actions with the Science Committee Representative and Communications Director.    
  • Collect and document contact information for external professional groups and relevant scientific/health organizations
  • Maintain a detailed record of correspondence with potential CON-SNP recruits
  • Coordinate with Chapter Representatives and local SNP Chapters to engage members from multidisciplinary faculties and departments
  • Attend monthly teleconference meetings
  • Promote the activities of CON-SNP to your networks
  • Help in the planning and on-site volunteering at the annual CON conference (Canadian Obesity Student Meeting or Canadian Obesity Summit) (travel expenses for 1 conference/year will be covered by CON)

Special Events Coordinator(s)

2016-2017:
Thiru Kanagasabai, PhD (c) and 
Jennifer McConnell-Nzunga, PhD (c)

2015-2016: 
Allison Barnett, BSc.

2014-2015: 
Rebecca Liu, MSc, PhD (c)

 

  • Coordinate CON-SNP networking and social events for each evening at the annual CON conference (Canadian Obesity Student Meeting or Canadian Obesity Summit)
  • Coordinate CON-SNP speaker session/workshop(s) of a topic of interest to engage current and past CON-SNP alumni members at the annual CON Conference (Canadian Obesity Student Meeting or Canadian Obesity Summit)
  • Coordinate CON-SNP physical activity options at the annual CON Conference (Canadian Obesity Student Meeting or Canadian Obesity Summit)
  • Liaise with Chapter representatives and local CON-SNP chapters to organize and implement regional or local chapter activities  (e.g. speaker venues, networking events, social gatherings, national Pedometer Challenge)
  • Provide support to the Communications Director and the Social Media Coordinator in the development of the CON-SNP newsletters (e.g. write perspective, highlights, articles)
  • Attend monthly teleconference meetings
  • Promote the activities of CON-SNP to your networks
  • Help in the planning and on-site volunteering at the annual CON conference (Canadian Obesity Student Meeting or Canadian Obesity Summit) (travel expenses for 1 conference/year will be covered by CON)

Social Media Coordinator 

2016-2017:
Maxine Mhyre, MSc

2015-2016:
Zsofia Sambo, BSc, MSc.

2014-2015:
Aaryn Secker, BEd, MEd.

  • Create and share content relevant to the mission of CON and CON-SNP on applicable social media channels (e.g. promote events and link to resources)
  • Monitor all National Executive social media accounts on a regular basis (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn)
  • Work collaboratively with the Communications Director to update the CON-SNP blog with news, pictures and events on a regular basis
  • Actively seek to grow social media following through quality content and engaging with users
  • Attend monthly teleconference meetings
  • Promote the activities of CON-SNP to your networks
  • Help in the planning and on-site volunteering at the annual CON conference (Canadian Obesity Student Meeting or Canadian Obesity Summit) (travel expenses for 1 conference/ year will be covered by CON)

Resource Coordinator/Secretary 

2016-2017:
Alexa Ferdinands, RD

2015-2016: 
Jacqueline Torti, BPhEd, MA, PhD

2014-2015: 
Kendra Lester, MSc.


 

  • Prepare and maintain official documents of the CON-SNP organization
  • Take minutes at all official executive meetings and circulate to the National Executive
  • Coordinate new national executive member applications and internal ranking procedures
  • Monitor National Executive email account on a weekly basis
  • Attend monthly teleconference meetings
  • Promote the activities of CON-SNP to your networks
  • Help in the planning and on-site volunteering at the annual CON conference (Canadian Obesity Student Meeting or Canadian Obesity Summit) (travel expenses for 1 conference/ year will be covered by CON)

Financial Director 

2015-2016:
Alexandra Cooke, PhD Student

2015-2016: 
Thiru Kanagasabai, PhD (c)

2014-2015: 
Ian Patton, PhD 


 

  • Represent the SNPs at the CON National Budget Committee meetings and act as the conduit between the Budget Committee and the CON-SNP National Executive Committee
  • Actively seek funding opportunities to assist local and national SNP activities
  • Allocate funds to local SNP representatives for events
  • Monitor funding applications from local SNP chapters
  • Attend monthly teleconference meetings
  • Promote the activities of CON-SNP to your networks
  • Help in the planning and on-site volunteering at the annual CON conference (Canadian Obesity Student Meeting or Canadian Obesity Summit) (travel expenses for 1 conference/ year will be covered by CON)

Communications Director 

2016-2017:
Allana LeBlanc, PhD

2015-2016: 
Maxine Myre, MSc

2014-2015: 
Cassandra Lowe, PhD (c) 

 

  • Facilitate communication between National Executive, CON-SNP Chapters and individual CON-SNP members via monthly newsletter publications, blog posts, and social media
  • Coordinate publication of CON-SNP blog, including Chapter and SNP Spotlights, Messages from the Exec, Event Recaps and other content.
  • Liaise with Social Media Coordinator to promote web content and other initiatives
  • Consult with National Executive, CON-SNP Chapters, and CON-SNP membership about communication needs and service delivery
  • Collaborate with the Recruitment Coordinator to improve SNP membership recruitment
  • Attend monthly teleconference meetings
  • Promote the activities of CON-SNP to your networks
  • Help in the planning and on-site volunteering at the annual CON conference (Canadian Obesity Student Meeting or Canadian Obesity Summit) (travel expenses for 1 conference/ year will be covered by CON)

National Chapter Representative (2) 

2015-2016:
Amanda Raffoul, PhD Student

Melissa Fernandez

2015-2016:
Corrie Vincent BSc, MSc, MD(c)


Eva Pila MSc, PhD (c)

2014-2015: 
Ruth Brown MSc, PhD

Leanne De Souza, HBSc, MSc, PhD(candidate)

  • The two CON-SNP Chapter Representatives will be designated an equal number of chapters they will regularly communicate with and support throughout the year.
  • Chapter Representatives serve as the primary contact for SNPs, and represent the collective voice of regional Chapter Leaders on the National Executive
  • Establish rapport with individual chapters at the beginning of the academic year (ideally prior to the beginning of the academic year in September) to familiarize local chapter executives of the CON-SNP mandate; motivate them for the upcoming year; and provide educational and strategic support for chapter operations wherever necessary. Face-to-face or videoconference meetings are recommended. Maintain regular contact throughout the year
  • Provide support and information for anyone interested in starting a new CON-SNP chapter
  • Develop and/or update a written resource that provides information for starting and maintaining a CON-SNP chapter
  • Coordinate a minimum of two Chapter Leadership Teleconference calls throughout the year in order to bring chapters up-to-date on CON initiatives, and to provide a forum where individual chapter leaders can communicate with one another. Coordinate an annual Chapter Leadership Meeting at the annual conference (e.g. COSM or the Canadian Obesity Summit)
  • Communicate and coordinate with co-Chapter Representative on all decisions and actions
  • Communicate locally generated items with the Communications Director and the Social Media Coordinator for inclusion in CON-SNP website, CON-SNP blog (e.g. event highlights, SNP features) and social media outlets; ensure representation of all chapters within all CON-SNP communications
  • Attend monthly teleconference meetings
  • Promote the activities of CON-SNP to your networks
  • Help in the planning and on-site volunteering at the annual CON conference (Canadian Obesity Student Meeting or Canadian Obesity Summit) (travel expenses for 1 conference/ year will be covered by CON)

Outgoing Chair/ Vice-Chair 

2015-2016:

Rebecca Liu, MSc, PhD (c)
Aaryn Secker, BEd, MEd.

2014-2015:
Stacy Dikareva, BSc, MSc.
Deborah Schwartz BA, MA, PhD

 

2013-2014:
Angela Alberga BSc, MSc, PhD
Keith Brewster, PhD 

 

  • Help ensure a smooth transition for the incoming chair and vice-chair into their new roles, by providing support and mentorship, as needed, for the functioning of the new National Executive.
  • Mentor, support and advise on current activities of CON-SNP National Executive and answering questions that arise throughout the year
  • Attend monthly teleconference meetings
  • Promote the activities of CON-SNP to your networks
  • Help in the planning and on-site volunteering at the annual CON conference (Canadian Obesity Student Meeting or Canadian Obesity Summit) (travel expenses for 1 conference/ year will be covered by CON)