Meet Erin – GPOP’s first grant recipient!


Earlier this year, the GPOP Board of Directors established a $500 grant to financially support a member who otherwise may not have sufficient resources to attend the 2016 AGM and Conference. A call for applications went out in March and submissions were adjudicated by the Awards and Recognition Committee.

Erin Elliott NSCCThe deserving recipient of the 2016 grant is Erin Elliott, Executive Assistant to the President at Nova Scotia Community College.  This will be Erin’s first time attending a GPOP AGM and Conference and she is looking forward to benefiting from the insights of colleagues across the country, meeting others in similar positions and bringing back new ideas of how to enhance her own role.  As Erin remarked, “I am honored to be a recipient and it is pretty cool to be the first!”  On behalf of all of us, congratulations Erin.  See you soon in Quebec City!


Who’s coming to GPOP 2016?

Are you planning to attend this year’s Governance & Presidents’ Office Professionals (GPOP) conference and AGM on May 28-29 in Quebec City (prior to the annual CICan conference)? If you haven’t registered yet, it’s not too late!  Your PD Committee has been working hard to plan a fun evening and a day of learning and sharing that has something for everyone. Check out the GPOP website for recent conference updates, including information on Saturday night’s reception, Sunday’s conference and AGM, keynote speaker and how to register. Additional information will be posted in the weeks ahead. In the meantime,  feel free to direct any related questions to the Conference & PD Committee Chair, Jenny Forestell at We look forward to seeing you in Quebec City!