Three positions are available on the ONC Board of Directors and qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.
Ocean Networks Canada operates the world-leading NEPTUNE, VENUS, and Arctic cabled ocean observatories for the advancement of science and the benefit of Canada. Ocean Networks Canada collects and provides essential data required to address pressing scientific and policy issues. The innovative cabled infrastructure supplies continuous power and Internet connectivity to a broad suite of subsea instruments from coastal to deepocean environments. Ocean Networks Canada is currently expanding its infrastructure to further deliver data for scientific research as well as new Smart Ocean™ Systems products and services for a broader stakeholder group that includes industry, coastal communities, authorities, and governments. One of four CFI-funded Major Science Initiatives, Ocean Networks Canada is a national facility hosted and owned by the University of Victoria and managed and operated by the Ocean Networks Canada Society, a fit-for-purpose not-forprofit society established in 2007. The total investments to date are $236M. Look at Ocean Networks Canada's About Us page for more information.
Ocean Networks Canada is governed by an independent Board of Directors that meets four times per year. The Board comprises individuals from industry, academia, and government. Directors bring a variety of skills and experience to the Board, and their backgrounds in the academic, institutional, private and public sectors ensure that Ocean Networks Canada’s activities are directed toward achieving its vision where Ocean Networks Canada enhances life on earth by providing knowledge and leadership that delivers ocean solutions for science, industry, and society. Directors are elected for three-year terms, and all Directors serve on at least one standing committee of the Board.
Candidates for Board positions must be available to attend quarterly Board meetings held in Victoria BC, or at alternate locations in the case of videoconference meetings. Candidates should be willing to represent Ocean Networks Canada in the community and to use their influence to help achieve Ocean Networks Canada’s vision.
Ocean Networks Canada is currently seeking Directors with skills in one or more of the following areas:
- marine law
- not-for-profit administration (legal, human resources, finance)
- marine or ocean industry
Interested individuals may apply for election as a Director by submitting their resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 17, 2015, 2:00 pm Pacific Time.
The Governance and Human Resources Committee of the Board of Directors will review and select the candidates from among the applications received. These candidates will then be brought forward to the Board for approval before being submitted to the Members for election at the Annual General Meeting.
All individuals who submit an application will be notified of the outcome of the process after the final candidate has been approved by the Board and before the candidate is presented to Members for election.
For more information, please email:
Natalia Gartley (ONCsec@uvic.ca)