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 2019
2Athabasca University Martin Connors, Professor 2019
3Bishop’s University Lorne Nelson†, Chair, Physics 2020
4Brandon University Tyler Foster, Professor 2018
5University of British Columbia Empty 20xx
6University of Calgary Robert Thompson*, Head, Physics & Astronomy 2018
7Université Laval Gilles Joncas**, Professor 2019
8University of Lethbridge Erasmus Okine*, VP Research 2018
9University of Manitoba Stefi Baum*, Dean, Faculty of Science 2018
10McGill University Matt Dobbs*, Associate Professor 2019
11McMaster University Doug Welch, Professor 2018
12Université de Montréal Stephane Letourneau 2018
13Queen's University Stephane Courteau 2018
14Saint Mary's University Robert Thacker††, CRC 2018
15Trent University David Patton, Professor 2018
16University of Toronto Vivek Goel*, VP Research 2018
17University of Victoria Kim Venn*, CRC 2020
18University of Waterloo Charmaine Dean, VP Research 2020
19University of Western Ontario Sarah Gallagher*, Professor 2018
20York University Robert Hache, VP Research & Innovation 2019

Ex-officio, non-voting:

Executive Director Don Brooks 2019
NRC NSI General Manager Greg Fahlman 2019
CASCA President Robert Thacker 2019
AACS Chair Bryan Gaensler 2019
Secretary Danica Kell 2019
Treasurer Pierre Bastien 2019
Chair, Institutional Council Gilles Joncas 2019
LRPIC John Hutchings 2019
CATAC Chair Michael L. Balogh 2019
Past Chair Stefi Baum 2019
November, 2018

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