Dear Friends and Colleagues:
I’m privileged to be taking over as CCMG President at such a positive time in the College’s history. Just over three weeks ago we completed a very successful 2014 annual conference in Vancouver, thanks in no small part to our Conference Manager, Donna Dennison, our Association Manager, Heather Dow, and the crew of talented staff at Events Management Plus, our office in Kingston. Since EM+ assumed management of the CCMG in 2013, our conference sponsorship has soared. I would also like to acknowledge the work of the Scientific Program Committee, Chaired by David Chitayat, who was instrumental in developing the meeting theme and ensuring the talks were relevant and of high quality. Thinking beyond the meeting, having been privy to the “behind the scenes” work of the CCMG for many years now, I cannot overemphasize the outstanding contributions made by our outgoing President Marsha Speevak and Secretary Stacey Hume. Finally, I’d like to congratulate and acknowledge our 2014 award winners: Judith Allanson, Diane Allingham-Hawkins and Julien Marcadier.
The CCMG relies on volunteerism, as you know, so I would like to draw your attention to the fact that Tracy Stockley (now a new Board member) provided us with a helpful summary of the ISO/Technical Committee Meeting that she attended on our behalf in Toronto in October.