National Executive

National Executive 2020-06-30T13:44:03-04:00

Who is the OC-SNP National Executive?

We are a team of students and new professional members of Obesity Canada committed to growing its vision and supporting local OC-SNP chapter initiatives. The OC-SNP National Executive consists of twelve positions, while three additional committee members (the Outgoing Chair, the Outgoing Vice-Chair and the Executive Director, Dawn Hatanaka) help support and provide ongoing advice to the new leaders of the National Executive each year.

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What does the OC-SNP National Executive do?

The Obesity Canada Students and New Professionals (OC-SNP) National Executive initiates and supports all student and new professional activities at OC and local chapters at universities across the country. The Executive meets on a monthly basis via teleconferences to plan national activities and discuss local chapter initiatives such as. Specifically, the OC-SNPs:

  • Represents the interests of SNPs at OC’s Board of Directors and Scientific Committee
  • Helps establish new SNP chapters and supports the growth of existing chapters at universities across Canada
  • Provides materials to help university chapters spread OC’s mission
  • Maintains an online presence with social media on Facebook and Twitter to bring together SNPs from across Canada, promotes OC’s activities and members, and highlights trending obesity news
  • Provides small grants to chapters to support local SNP-led initiatives
  • Recognizes outstanding members through annual awards
  • Develops, organizes and implements national professional development, educational and networking activities, such as student-run conferences, oral and infographic design competitions
  • Connects SNPs to professional mentors
  • Seeks and secures relevant funding to promote OC-SNP’s initiatives

Interested in joining the OC-SNP National Executive?

Each year we accept applications for the next OC-SNP National Executive. The application deadline for the 2020/2021 OC-SNP National Executive is Friday, July 24, 2020.

Annual elections are now open. Apply here!

OC-SNP National Executive Positions and Responsibilities
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