The ACURA By-Laws provide as follows:

Membership in the Corporation shall be open and limited to Canadian universities which are degree-granting members of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada having a commitment to astronomical research and interested in furthering and assisting in the achievements of the objects of the Corporation.

There shall be a body of Member Representatives, to be known as the “Institutional Council”, which shall constitute a forum for the annual review of the activities of the Corporation, for policy direction, for policy approval and for other issues that the Member Representatives consider worthy of consideration.

Each Member Institution shall designate its Member Representative from among its senior administrative officers or its astronomical staff. Each Member Representative so appointed shall serve for a term of three (3) years. There is no limitation on the number of consecutive terms that a Member Representative may serve on the Institutional Council.

Member Representatives on the ACURA Institutional Council

No.Institutions Representatives End of term
1University of Alberta Gregory R. Sivakoff††, Professor 2016
2Athabasca University Martin Connors, Professor 2016
3Bishop’s University Lorne Nelson*, Chair, Physics 2017
4Brandon University Tyler Foster, Professor 2018
5University of British Columbia Don Brooks**, Director, SPARC 2016
6University of Calgary Robert Thompson, Head, Physics & Astronomy 2018
7Université Laval Gilles Joncas*‡, Professor 2016
8University of Lethbridge Erasmus Okine, VP Research 2018
9University of Manitoba Stefi Baum*, Dean, Faculty of Science 2017
10McGill University Victoria Kaspi, Professor 2016
11McMaster University Doug Welch, Professor 2017
12Université de Montréal Pierre Bastien*, Professor 2016
13Queen's University David Hanes*+, Chair, Physics & Astronomy 2016
14Saint Mary's University Kevin Vessey†, Professor 2017
15Trent University David Patton, Professor 2018
16University of Toronto Vivek Goel*, VP Research 2017
17University of Victoria Michael Miller†, AVP Research 2017
18University of Waterloo George Dixon*, VP Research 2017
19University of Western Ontario Sara Gallagher, Professor 2018
20York University Patrick Hall, Professor 2016

Ex-officio, non-voting:

ACURA Executive Director to be appointed 2018
ACURA Treasurer Pierre Bastien 2018
ACURA Secretary to be appointed 2018
TMT-Canada Project Director Ray Carlberg
CASCA President Christine Wilson 2016
NRC NSI General Manager Greg Fahlman
AACS Chair Bryan Gaensler
January, 2016

(*) Board of Management Member
(**) Institutional Council Chair
(‡) Board Chair
(+) Board Vice-Chair
(†) Nominating Committee member
(††) Nominating Committee Chair