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SoF Executive Committee Positions

The SoF Executive Committee consists of several officer positions whose responsibilities are listed below.


Responsible for calling, organizing and presiding over all SOF meetings. Manage the SOF chairs and Executive Committee and serves as official liaison between SOF and TSRI administration and faculty members. Responsible for upholding the SOF Constitution and presenting the yearly budget.

Vice President

Responsible for taking the minutes at SOF meetings and maintaining a record of SOF events. Functions as the President if and when necessary.


Responsible for overseeing SOF funds and maintaining the financial records of SOF. Responsible for maintaining financial transactions and accounting practices involving SOF money. Work with the president to present the yearly budget.

Social Chair

Responsible for organizing and overseeing SOF social events.

Distinguished Lecturer Series Chair

As Chair of the Distinguished Lecture Series, you will be responsible for inviting an outstanding member of the research community to present a lecture at TSRI. You will have the opportunity to interact professionally and socially with a leading scientist in your field, while also expanding your network within TSRI as you organize a schedule of meetings and activities for the visiting lecturer.

Career Development Chair &
Career Development Co-Chair

  • Manage the travel award program:
    • Prepare announce, organize, and advertise the event twice a year
    • Recruit a selection committee
    • Collect and follow up on applications, organize and lead candidate interviews
    • Announce awardees
  • Take care of the Course Reimbursement Program:
    • Receive applicant inquiries about non pre-approved courses
    • Discuss with the committee about cases
    • Follow up with applicants
  • Stay in close collaboration with the CPSO:
    • Monthly short meetings to talk about possible events
    • Organize industry happy hours (as often as decided by the SoF and depending on budget)
  • Outstanding Mentor Award:
    • Advertise and process nominations for the award
    • Organize selection committee
    • Order and present OMA trophy at the SoF lightning talks

Website Manager

Responsible for regularly updating and maintaining the SoF website. Communicates with all SoF committee members for any website updates and changes.

Vendor Show Chair

Responsible for organizing the annual SOF Vendor Show.

Industry Bridge Program Chair

Responsible for organizing the site visits for the Industry Bridge Program