August 23, 2018

Reminder: Call for Reptiles and Amphibians Subcommittee Members

The August 31, 2018 deadline is fast approaching. The Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) is forming two new subcommittees of volunteer experts: reptiles and amphibians.

In keeping with the CCAC's new and inclusive nomination process, we would like to open this opportunity to all stakeholders to recommend qualified experts who may be suitable candidates for either subcommittee. These subcommittees will be responsible for creating animal-type guidelines documents based on their expert interpretation of current scientific evidence.

All subcommittee members will be appointed to serve up to two years and should be committed to ensuring the steady progress of the guidelines document. Subcommittee members will work mostly through email and teleconference, and will be asked to contribute to the drafting and revision of the document. While the document is under development, subcommittee members may discuss its contents with trusted colleagues to obtain their opinion, but should not circulate drafts until officially released for review by the CCAC.

The final composition of the subcommittees will be selected by the CCAC Governance and Nominations Committee and our Board of Directors, who will ensure that the collective expertise of each subcommittee covers the scope of the guidelines document to be developed. Candidates not selected to sit on a subcommittee will be invited to act as reviewers of the draft guidelines.

We would be grateful if you could forward the names, biographies, two- to four-page CV, statements of interest, and contact information of suitable candidates to the CCAC Secretariat at by August 31, 2018. Self-nominations are also accepted.