Board and Staff

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The Board provides guidance on the organization’s operations, activities, development and impact. It is comprised of a minimum of 6 Directors, including 4 Officer positions: President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer. The Board gets its direction from the Membership through the election process; Board Directors are typically elected at the AGM, for a renewable mandate of 1 year. The Directors are generally expected to volunteer approximately 5-10 hours per month.

The Board also invites Board Supporters (aka Board Friends/Advisors) to contribute voluntarily on an as-available basis. These often are seasoned experts that have experience on topics that they want to use for the advancement of YISC’s mission, or less experienced individuals that are unsure whether they can take on a full director’s role and might want to ‘’get their feet wet’’.

At any time, don’t hesitate to express your interest! Contact us at with a Short Bio and Cover Letter.


Board directors:

Michel Duteau, president
Emily Ross, vice-president and secretary
Sruthee Govindaraj, director
Bruce McLean, director


At all times, YISC is always looking for qualified professionals to help achieve our mission, e.g. content creators, event planners, geomaticians, presenters. We also typically hire a part-time position during the summer (May-Sept inclusively) for instance to help with our community empowerment efforts, e.g. outreach and education. Don’t hesitate to express your interest anytime! Contact us at with a Resume and Cover Letter.