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Call for nominations – 2019 Luke Howard Award

2019-03-28 in Awards, IAUC Admin

The International Association for Urban Climate (IAUC) is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2019 ‘Luke Howard Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Urban Climatology.’

The Luke Howard Award may be given annually to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the field of urban climatology in a combination of research, teaching, and/or service to the international community of urban climatologists.

The IAUC is committed to promoting equality and diversity. Therefore we particularly encourage nominations for suitable candidates from under-represented groups.

The person making the nomination will act as the coordinator to put together a nomination package (including a CV of the nominee and three letters of recommendation).  Self-nominations are not permitted and current Awards Committee members cannot be evaluated.  Complete nomination packages should be submitted (as a single electronic submission) to the IAUC Awards Committee Chair, Dr. Helen Ward: helen.ward@uibk.ac.at

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Helen Ward and Matthias Demuzere appointed to the Board

2018-12-27 in IAUC Admin

We are delighted to announce the election of Helen Ward (University of Innsbruck) and Matthias Demuzere (Founder and CEO Kode, Affiliated researcher at Ghent University and Leuven University) to the Board of the IAUC for the term 2019 – 2022.

Helen Ward obtained her PhD in urban micrometeorology at King’s College London and worked as a post-doc at Reading University and is now based at the Department of Atmospheric and Cryospheric Sciences at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. For the past two years, Helen has served as editor for the ‘Projects’ section of Urban Climate News and she has been involved in the promotion of diversity and equality within IAUC.

Matthias Demuzere obtained his PhD (IWT) in Science at KU Leuven, where he also completed a six year FWO post-doc. He has been on research stays at the National University of Singapore, Monash University and the MPI for biogeochemistry in Jena. He is currently working as a freelance climatologist for the start-up Kode that aims to protect the most vulnerable communities and enable sustainable resilience. Mathias Demuzere has coordinated the IAUC Bibliography Committee for the past four years.

Helen Ward and Matthias Demuzere will replace Edward Ng (The Chinese University of Hong Kong) and Fei Chen (NCAR, USA) whose terms on the Board expired. The IAUC executive also thanks Edward Ng and Fei Chen for their commitment and contributions to IAUC and to its Board.

Call for Nominations for two IAUC Board members

2018-11-07 in IAUC Admin, IAUC Statements, Members

We are calling for nominations for two new members of the Board of the International Association for Urban Climate (IAUC) for the term 2019 – 2022. This is to replace Edward Ng (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong) and Fei Chen (NCAR, USA) whose terms on the Board expire in 2018. We thank Edward Ng and Fei Chen for their commitment and contributions to IAUC while serving on the Board.

Please note that the Board is seeking new members eager to play an active role in the development of the society and who reflect the diversity of our membership. IAUC is committed to and promotes inclusive and equitable participation of a diverse community in its membership. Based on our diversity statement, we strongly encourage nomination of candidates who diversify the board in terms of fields of study, geographical location, gender, etc. We further encourage nominations from young scholars, including graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.

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New IAUC Board Members

2017-10-30 in IAUC Admin, Members

The Board of the IAUC welcomes our newest Board Members: Chao Ren (Chinese University of Hong Kong, China) and Benjamin Bechtel (Universität Hamburg, Germany) who were elected in the recent IAUC Board election.

Chao and Benjamin join our current Board members.

Let me also take this opportunity to thank Alexander Baklanov (WMO) for his service to the Board as his term comes to an end. Alexander has been instrumental in fostering better linkages between IAUC and WMO and in promoting the urban scale at WMO.

Thank you to all our members who participated by voting in the election and a special thanks to those who stood for nomination.

Nominee Statements for IAUC Board Election

2017-10-03 in IAUC Admin

The following link contains the nominee statements for the ongoing election for two (2) new board members of the IAUC.. All members of the IAUC will receive a dedicated link for the voting process.

IAUC BOARD NOMIMATION STATEMENTS 2017

 

Call for Nominations for 2 new members of the Board of the IAUC

2017-09-02 in IAUC Admin

We are now calling for nominations for 2 new members of the Board of the International Association for Urban Climate. One is to replace Alexander Baklanov of WMO, Switzerland, whose term expires in 2017. The second position is for a short-term expansion of the Board to better distribute vacancies from one year to the next. Both member terms will be for four (4) years.

The Board seeks members eager to play an active role in the development of the society and who reflect the diversity of the membership in terms of their perspectives, fields of study and geographical location; we particularly encourage nominations of female members. The procedures for Board elections are available at the IAUC website (www.urban-climate.org): follow “IAUC Procedures and Administrative Matters” under ‘Organisation’ in the main navigation menu). To see the present composition of the IAUC board, follow the ‘Current Board Members’ link from the same website.

The nomination process will be conducted as described below. (1) If you are nominating another person, proceed as follows:

a. Email the IAUC Secretary indicating the name and affiliation of your nominee.

b. Also name *TWO* other persons who support the nomination. They must also email the Secretary indicating their support of the nominee within the nomination period.

c. The nominee should also email the Secretary indicating her/his willingness to stand. The nominee should also provide his/her affiliation, country and supply a short statement containing a reference to their link to IAUC and urban climate which will be shared with the membership at the election (if there is one). That statement must not exceed 250 words, a limit that will be rigorously applied (longer statements will be truncated after the 250th word).

(2) If you are nominating yourself, proceed as follows:

a. Email the IAUC Secretary indicating that you are nominating yourself.

b. Also name *THREE* other persons who support your nomination. They must also email the Secretary indicating their support for your nomination within the nomination period.

c. You should also provide your affiliation and country. Please also supply a short statement that will be shared with the membership at the election. That statement must not exceed 250 words, a limit that will be rigorously applied (longer statements will be truncated after the 250th word).

Also please note the following:(i) All nominees, nominators and persons supporting a nomination must be members of the IAUC as of this moment. New members will not be eligible to vote or be nominated in this round of elections.(ii) All required information, as outlined in (1) or (2) above, must be received by the Secretary by Wednesday, September 20th, 2017, 11:59 pm (UTC).(iii) E-mails should be sent to the Secretary at email address David.Sailor@asu.edu *DO NOT* use the ‘reply’ function of your mailer to contact the Secretary. Receipt of nomination e-mails will be confirmed. No other method of communication will be accepted.(iv) It is the responsibility of the nominator and/or nominee to ensure that all necessary e-mails are sent to the Secretary within the nomination period. No reminders will be sent in the case of incomplete nominations.(v) An election will be conducted via email or the web, with the two candidates receiving the highest vote counts being deemed to have been elected.