Nominations for SAFS Board of Directors, 2002-2003

January 2002

The Nominations Committee consisted of Clive Seligman (President), Doreen Kimura (Past-President), and Ian Brodie (Political Science Department, UWO) and John Mueller (Psychology Department, University of Calgary) as two SAFS members not currently on the Board.

The six nominated current Directors are: Tom Flanagan, Steve Lupker, Philip Resnick, Clive Seligman, Harvey Shulman, Peter Suedfeld. The two additional nominees are:

Grant Brown holds a B.A. and an M.A. from the University of Waterloo, and a D. Phil. From Oxford University, specializing in ethics and political philosophy. From 1990 until 1999, he taught in the Faculty of Management at the University of Lethbridge. In 1999, Grant began a law degree at the University of Alberta, which is expected to be completed in April 2002. A member of SAFS since its inception, and a vociferous critic of the biased practices at the CAUT before that, he has demonstrated through his publications a strong commitment to academic freedom and merit-based appointments over many years.

Andrew Irvine is Professor of Philosophy at the University of British Columbia. He is best known for his work on the controversial British philosopher, essayist and social critic Bertrand Russell. He is the editor or author of half a dozen books, including Argument: Critical Thinking, Logic and the Fallacies (with John Woods and Douglas Walton, Prentice-Hall Canada, 2000) and Bertrand Russell: Critical Assessments (in 4 volumes, Routledge, 1999). He is also a member of several academic advisory boards, including the editorial board of the new on-line Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy ( As a Past President and long-time member of the Board of Directors of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association, Professor Irvine has also long been involved in the promotion and protection of basic democratic rights and freedoms in British Columbia and across the country. Over the years, he has also been a regular contributor to several Canadian newspapers and has either held academic posts or been a visiting scholar at the University of Toronto, Simon Fraser University, the University of Pittsburgh and Stanford University.

Any member of SAFS may nominate individuals for election as Director. These nominations must be received at the SAFS Office by April 15, 2002. Each member nomination shall contain the following information: (i) the signature of the person nominating and the signatures of two (2) seconders; (ii) the full name and address of the person nominated; (iii) a statement of the status and attributes of the person nominated, showing each person's qualifications to be a director; (iv) a written consent signed by the person nominated agreeing to be nominated for election and to serve, if elected.

For your information, Dale Beyerstein and Murray Miles are stepping down from the Board.