Nominations

During the 70th IVSA Symposium Special General Assembly (SGA), specifically over the weekend of 27th – 28th of February 2021, we will be electing the next President of IVSA, two new IVSA Secretaries for this term, and the Host for the 72nd IVSA Congress. 

Any member of IVSA may run for these positions and any MO may run for the position of Host. For all positions, it is necessary to have another person to nominate you – a nominator. You may NOT nominate yourself for any position. Only delegates of the 70th IVSA Symposium SGA may act as nominators and these delegates have received information via email on the procedure.

Read the following requirements and other useful information on the positions carefully. You may click on the links below to be taken to section covering each of the positions.

Nominations close on 7th of February 2022. If you have not been nominated by that time, you will not be able to run, with the exception for Host of the 72nd IVSA Symposium.

IVSA President 2022/2023

Rules for the Nominator:

  • Must be a delegate of the 70th IVSA Symposium SGA
  • After the nomination is confirmed, the nominator must submit a speech (max. length 1 minute), elaborating on your reasons for nominating this person

Rules for the Nominee:

  • Must be a registered member of the IVSA
  • Only veterinary student members who have not yet graduated by the 1st of September 2022 from a veterinary institution with a degree that allows them to practice veterinary medicine in their country are eligible for election
  • You may NOT nominate yourself
    • Find someone to nominate you
  • Getting nominated multiple times does NOT improve your odds of getting elected
  • You DO NOT need to be a delegate of the 70th IVSA Symposium SGA
  • After your nomination:
    • You will need to confirm your nomination by email, make sure your nominator knows which email address to use!
    • You will need to hand in a nominee form and a speech (max. 3 minutes)
    • More information will be sent to you by the Election Committee

 

INACTIVE MO members cannot nominate or be nominated

If you’re interested in running for President, please familiarize yourself with the Constitution, Bylaws, and especially the section concerning the position of President. The contents of the IVSA Constitution and Bylaws contain crucial information expected to be known by someone running for President. Further information on the duties and tasks of the President can be found on the IVSA Wiki page on President-Elect, President, and Immediate Past President.

Don’t hesitate to contact the current IVSA President, Anna Ciećkiewicz (president@ivsa.org) for more information on the position.

IVSA Secretariat 2021/2022

During the 70th IVSA Symposium SGA, we will be electing two new IVSA Secretaries, as vacancies have arisen during our term. The Secretaries will be appointed jointly for the External Relations Officer (ERO) and Public Relations Coordinator (PRC) & for the Committee Coordinator (CC). These new secretaries will join the current team of Officials until the 31st of August 2022.

Joint External Relations Officer (ERO) and Public Relations Coordinator (PRC): The Secretary will assist the ERO and PRC with ExCo tasks, including providing graphics requested by the PRC or IVSA Team and assisting ERO with partners and sponsors related communication.

Full CC Secretary: The Secretary will support the CC in projects and support the CC in overseeing the IVSA Communities and Committees.

Rules for the Nominator:

  • Must be a delegate of the 70th IVSA Symposium SGA

Rules for the Nominee:

  • Must be a registered member of the IVSA
  • Only veterinary student members who have not yet graduated by the 1st of March 2022 from a veterinary institution with a degree that allows them to practice veterinary medicine in their country are eligible for election
  • You may NOT nominate yourself
    • Find someone to nominate you
  • Getting nominated multiple times does NOT improve your odds of getting elected
  • You DO NOT need to be a delegate of the 70th IVSA Symposium SGA
  • After your nomination:
    • You will need to confirm your nomination by email, make sure your nominator knows which email address to use!
    • You will need to hand in a nominee form and a speech (max. 1 minute)
    • More information will be sent to you by the Election Committee

INACTIVE MO members cannot nominate or be nominated

If you’re interested in running for Secretariat, please familiarize yourself with the Bylaws section concerning the position of Secretariat. Feel free to read up on extra information regarding the IVSA Global structure and the positions you might be appointed to, ensuring adequate knowledge of IVSA as an organization. You may find additional information on this website or the IVSA Wiki.

Don’t hesitate to contact the current Secretary-General, Nelson Achong (publicrelations@ivsa.org), Public Relations Coordinator, Maulida Salsabila  or Committee Coordinator, Luregn von Planta (committees@ivsa.org) for more information.

Host of 72nd IVSA Congress or Symposium

During the 70th IVSA Symposium SGA, we will be electing a Host for the 72nd IVSA Symposium taking place between December 2023 and February 2024, and the 72nd IVSA Congress, taking place in the Summer of 2023.

Rules for the Nominator:

  • Must be a delegate of the 70th IVSA Symposium SGA

Rules for the Nominee:

  • Must be an active Member Organization (MO) of the IVSA
  • You may NOT nominate your own MO
    • Find someone to nominate your MO
  • Getting nominated multiple times does NOT improve your odds of getting elected
  • You DO NOT need to be a delegate of the 70th IVSA Symposium SGA
  • After your nomination:
    • You will need to confirm your MO’s nomination by email, make sure your nominator knows your MO’s official email address!
    • You will need to hand in a presentation (max. 10 minutes)
    • More information will be sent to you by the Election Committee

INACTIVE MO cannot nominate or be nominated

If you’re interested in running for Host, please familiarize yourself with Bylaws’ section concerning the Congresses and Symposia. It is recommended to read up additional important information regarding hosting Congresses and Symposia in the Organizing Committee Manual.

Don’t hesitate to contact the current Member Organization Director, Gabriel de Assis Duarte (mod@ivsa.org) for more information on hosting international IVSA events.