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Become a CIRA Board Member – Help Shape the Canadian Internet and our Future

Starting August 2 to August 15, 2011, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority’s (CIRA) is accepting applications for interested individuals across Canada to fill an open position on its Board of Directors. Professional Canadians with Board experience and/or an interest in technology and the Internet are encouraged to apply. Expertise in one of the following areas would be an asset: accounting, law, marketing and communications or technology.

You can play a valuable role in contributing to corporate strategic direction by directly participating in annual governance activities. Now is your opportunity to take a leadership role in the development of the Internet of the future to ensure it continues to be an open and accessible public resource. Take part in the exclusive Members-only Nomination period by nominating yourself or someone you know for the 2011 CIRA Board of Directors Election.

Who should apply?
Professional Canadians with Board experience and/or an interest in technology and the Internet. Expertise in one of the following areas would be an asset: accounting, law, marketing and communications or technology.

Why should this interest me or someone I nominate?

This is a unique opportunity to work with Canada’s Internet leaders as they develop strategy and policy that positions .CA for operational excellence.
You will gain valuable insight and experience around technical innovation, Canadian and international Internet policy, and organizational governance.
Board members are compensated for their time and reimbursed for expenses. For detailed information, please visit: cira.ca/about-cira/about-the-board/compensation/.
The yearly commitment includes five in-person meetings in various cities across Canada and committee work.
Nominees are not required to be Members or .CA domain name holders.
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To apply or for more information: https://elections.cira.ca/2011/en/member_nominees.html.

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2 Comments

  1. It is not the Canadian Internet, it is everyone’s Internet. There should be know ownership or governance of the Internet. I take exception with your headline.

  2. Thanks John. We’ve taken to using that turn of phrase when we’re specifically discussing matters of Internet governance relating to Canada or Canadian law, but yes, valid point and you are absolutely correct – it is everyone’s Internet. -Julianna

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