PROTOCOLS FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF
FELLOWS AND HONORARY FELLOWS OF THE
CANADIAN METEOROLOGICAL AND OCEANOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
The Annual General Meeting in Saskatoon in 1997 approved the establishment of two new categories of membership in CMOS, namely "Fellows" and "Honorary Fellows". The appointment of a member as a "Fellow" offers us the opportunity of recognizing our own members for their contribution to the Society and for their achievements in their own chosen fields of endeavour. The title "Honorary Fellow" is one that the Society may use to recognize an individual outside the Society, who, by virtue of his/her endeavours, is recognized as an outstanding individual and contributor to society as a whole.
Fellow of the Society
The title "Fellow of the Society"
granted to members of the Society who have provided exceptional long
service and support to the Society and/or who have made outstanding
to the scientific,
Note that a nominee must be a member in good standing.
The title "Honorary Fellow" may
to persons who are not members of the Society who have made
When Council deems it appropriate it may create a "Forum of Fellows" (the Forum) which may meet at any regularly constituted Annual or Special General Meeting to consider:
Life Members named prior to the passage of the present By-Law shall continue to be recognized as such. All Fellows must be members in good standing; however, Life Members will continue with their exemption from the payment of membership if they so wish.
Nominations for appoinment of a member as Fellow or a non-member as Honorary Fellow will be adjudicated by a Fellows Committee established by Council. The terms of reference of the committee state that there shall be 3 or more members of the committee, each appointed for a two-year term with the option to be renewed for a second term. A majority of members shall be Fellows of the Society. The Past-President will serve as ex-officio member to provide liaison with the Executive.
Each nomination should be signed by the primary sponsor and supported by two others, at least one of whom must be from an establishment other than that of the nominee.
Nominations are to be received by the Awards Coordinator at e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or the CMOS postal address by March 15 of each year.
(revised 25 November 2012)