LPIRG looking for board members

Nominations opened today as the Lethbridge Public Interest Research Group (LPIRG) began the election process for seven board of directors positions in conjunction with the University of Lethbridge Students' Union elections.

LPIRG's board is elected annually and is composed of undergraduate students. All undergraduate students who have not opted out of the LPIRG fee, are eligible to vote and to run for a position on the board of directors.

Nominations open: Monday, Feb 8 @ 8:30 a.m.
Nominations close: Thursday, Feb 11 @ 4 p.m.
Candidate orientation: Thursday, Feb 11 @ 4 p.m.
Campaigning begins: Saturday, Feb 20 @ Noon
Campaigning ends: Monday, Mar 1 @ 4:30 p.m.

Begins: Tuesday, Mar 2 @ 8:30 a.m.
Ends: Thursday, Mar 4 @3 p.m.
Results: Thursday, Mar 4 @ 5 p.m. in the Zoo

Those interested in running for a seat on the LPIRG board of directors must fill out the LPIRG Board of Directors Nomination Form (available at SU242). Completed nomination forms must be submitted to the Students' Union office (SU180) by 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11.

LPIRG is a student led, student funded not-for-profit organization dedicated to research, education, advocacy, and action in the public interest. LPIRG exists to provide students with resources to be active citizens.

LPIRG is a collective, following in the tradition of Public Interest Research Groups on other Canadian campuses, that combines student research, education, and action initiatives. LPIRG provides funding for undergraduate research, projects, events, and working groups in the public interest. It also facilitates opportunities for skills development through educational events, public campaigns and partnerships with community organizations.

The LPIRG board of directors is responsible for overseeing all of LPIRG's operations. Board member duties include organizing events, setting annual priorities, reviewing funding applications, developing and maintaining policy, doing community outreach, and hiring staff. All board decisions are made by consensus.

For more information on LPIRG, e-mail, or call 403-332-524.