Call for Nominations: By-election for YUFA President

Dear Colleagues:

The incoming President of YUFA, Ricardo Grinspun, will not be able to assume the duties of the office of President. YUFA is inviting all interested members to consider submitting nominations for the office of President of the Association for the term beginning June 1, 2020 and ending May 31, 2022.  Therefore, under Article 6.5 of the YUFA Constitution, a notification must be sent to the membership along with a call for nominations.  Once nominations are received, a by-election must be held not later than three weeks afterward.

YUFA is seeking nominations from members who wish to serve as President.

The timeline for nominations and voting is as follows:

Monday, March 30, 2020:  nominations open beginning at 10:00 am

Tuesday, April 14, 2020:  nominations close at 10:00 am

Wednesday, April 15, 2020:  written statements from nominated candidates are due at 12:00 pm

Thursday, April 16, 2020:  voting begins at 10:00 am

Thursday, April 30, 2020:  voting ends at 10:00 am

During the two weeks that nominations can be submitted (March 30 to April 14), candidate names will be posted on the YUFA webpage as they are received.

Candidate statements will be posted to the YUFA webpage and distributed via YUFA-M on Wednesday, April 15, 2020.

The platform used to conduct the electronic vote is Simply Voting.  YUFA members who cannot access Simply Voting or require a non-electronic means of casting their ballots should contact the Returning Officer to request accommodation at

Written Statements

All nominations must be accompanied by a written statement outlining qualifications and experience for office.  Statements should be submitted in both Word and PDF formats so that they are accessible on multiple platforms.  Candidate statements will be posted with the ballot for office.

Below is a brief description and compensation for the office of President:

Responsible for the conduct of all YUFA’s affairs; chairs meetings; sits ex officio on YUFA committees and the Joint Committee on the Administration of the Agreement; initiates and co-ordinates the priorities and work plan of Officers, committees, and staff; acts as primary Association representative. Shall normally have served on Executive for one year in the last five. Shall receive full teaching release.


Any questions regarding the nomination and election process should be directed to the Returning Officer at

Any questions about the YUFA President should be directed to any current Executive Officer or you can visit the YUFA webpage for more information

Nominations Received:

Arthur Hilliker