Contact information for the current board of directors can be found at the Contact page.

Board Responsibilities

Executive Members

President

  • Responsible for governing CUP and representing CUP to other organizations and the community at large
  • Responsible for enacting the mandate of plenary and chairing the Board of Directors between national plenaries
  • Set organizational goals and direction
  • Act as a public advocate for the student press

Term: The President’s term begins May 1 and concludes April 30 the following year.

Vice-President

  • If the President is absent or is unable to act, preside at all meetings of the Board of Directors. (See above)
  • Provide support to the President as needed and have such powers and duties as the board may specify

Term: The Vice-President’s term begins May 1 and concludes April 30 the following year.

Human Resources Officer

  • Partake in the hiring of any employee or board member
  • Ensure that all hiring policies are in accordance with the law
  • Act as a mediator in the event of disputes between or regarding directors of the corporation

Term: The Human Resource Officer’s term begins May 1 and concludes April 30 the following year.

Treasurer

  • Supervise the financial affairs of the corporation
  • Ensure that accurate financial records are kept and that proper care is taken regarding financial information
  • Make recommendations to the board and membership in matters regarding the financial position of the corporation

Term: The Treasurer’s term begins May 1 and concludes April 30 the following year.

Communications Officer

  • Responsible for tasks like writing press releases and responding to media inquiries about the company
  • Maintaining contacts within the media
  • May also be responsible for writing marketing materials or coordinating promotional events

Term: The Communications Officer’s term begins May 1 and concludes April 30 the following year.

Secretary

  • Attend all meetings and record all meeting minutes
  • Act as the keeper of all books, papers, records, documents, and other instruments belonging to the corporation
  • Supply meeting minutes and according documents to the Board of Directors for meetings

Term: The Secretary’s term begins May 1 and concludes April 30 the following year.

Representative Members

Continuity Representative

  • Have been an officer of the corporation in the previous year
  • May be present at board meetings to provide suggestions based on previous experience

Term: The Continuity Representative’s term begins May 1 and concludes April 30 the following year.

Western Region Representative

  • Represent member papers of their region at the CUP board level and act as a liaison between member papers
  • Encourage members to fulfil their responsibilities to CUP
  • Required to attend all CUP board meetings
  • Conduct regional workshops and/or conferences to improve skills
  • Contact member papers for CUP-related discussion

Term: The CUP Board Regional Representative’s term begins May 1 and concludes April 30 the following year.

Prairies North Representative

  • Represent member papers of their region at the CUP board level and act as a liaison between member papers
  • Encourage members to fulfil their responsibilities to CUP
  • Required to attend all CUP board meetings
  • Conduct regional workshops and/or conferences to improve skills
  • Contact member papers for CUP-related discussion

Term: The CUP Board Regional Representative’s term begins May 1 and concludes April 30 the following year.

Ontario Representative

  • Represent member papers of their region at the CUP board level and act as a liaison between member papers
  • Encourage members to fulfil their responsibilities to CUP
  • Required to attend all CUP board meetings
  • Conduct regional workshops and/or conferences to improve skills
  • Contact member papers for CUP-related discussion

Term: The CUP Board Regional Representative’s term begins May 1 and concludes April 30 the following year.

Quebec Representative

  • Represent member papers of their region at the CUP board level and act as a liaison between member papers
  • Encourage members to fulfil their responsibilities to CUP
  • Required to attend all CUP board meetings
  • Conduct regional workshops and/or conferences to improve skills
  • Contact member papers for CUP-related discussion

Term: The CUP Board Regional Representative’s term begins May 1 and concludes April 30 the following year.

Atlantic Representative

  • Represent member papers of their region at the CUP board level and act as a liaison between member papers
  • Encourage members to fulfil their responsibilities to CUP
  • Required to attend all CUP board meetings
  • Conduct regional workshops and/or conferences to improve skills
  • Contact member papers for CUP-related discussion

Term: The CUP Board Regional Representative’s term begins May 1 and concludes April 30 the following year.

Non-Board Positions

John H. McDonald Awards (JHM) Coordinator(s):

  • Keep the Board of Directors informed on the status of the JHM Awards
  • Fundraise prizes for each category for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes
  • Fundraise additional amounts as required for the funding of the JHM gala
  • Work to organize, arrange and supervise all aspects of the awards
  • Promote the Johnnies to all members of student press
  • Update award category descriptions as necessary

Term: The JHM Awards Coordinator’s term begins May 1 and concludes April 30 the following year.

National Conference Coordinators:

  • Keep the Board of Directors informed on the National Conference
  • Solicit funding, services, and sponsorship for the National Conference
  • Prepare and administrate the National Conference budget in consultation with the Board of Directors
  • Work to organize, arrange and supervise all aspects of the National Conference
  • Work in conjunction with the host paper to ensure that assistance and resources are provided for National Conference staff
  • Arrange keynote speakers who are locally available and coordinate selection of keynote speakers from other parts of the country

Term: The National Conference Coordinators’ term begins May 1 and concludes February 30 the following year.