The Association’s general affairs are managed by a Board that shall determine and act on all matters of policy. The Board meets at least twice annually. It consists of eight members of the ACURA Institutional Council elected by Council members for 3-year renewable terms.

The Executive Director of ACURA, the Chair of the Institutional Council, the President of the Canadian Astronomical Society (CASCA), the General Manager of NRC Herzberg and the Chairs of Scientific Advisory Committees are all ex-officio, non-voting members of the Board.

The voting Members of the Board are:

Members Institution Term expires
Dec 31
TylerFosterTyler Foster Brandon University 2022
Vivek GoelVivek Goel University of Toronto 2021
NickCowanNick Cowan McGill University 2022
Erasmus OkineErasmus Okine University of Lethbridge 2022
Robert ThompsonRobert Thompson* University of Calgary 2021
GregSivakoffGreg Sivakoff University of Alberta 2022
Kim VennKim Venn University of Victoria 2020

(*) Board Chair
(**) Board Vice-Chair

Ex-officio, non-voting members:

Executive Director Don Brooks 2020
Chair, Institutional Council Gilles Joncas 2020
Representative, Western U Stanimir Metchev 2020
Secretary Danica Kell 2020
Treasurer Pierre Bastien 2020
NRC NSI General Manager Luc Simard 2020
CASCA President Robert Thacker 2020
AACS Chair Kristine Spekkens 2020
LRPIC John Hutchings 2020
CATAC Chair Michael L. Balogh 2020
September, 2019