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Fall Message from GPOP Board of Directors Chair

To the Governance and President’s Office Professionals Members,

Happy Fall! I hope everyone is enjoying the excitement of being back on campus!

The listserv (email group) we use to communicate with each other will be retiring in spring 2022. We extend our thanks to Langara College for kindly hosting our listserv over the last ten years. The listserv has been a valuable tool for us to be able to communicate and network with our over 100 members.

Our membership and Communications Committee consulted with the CICan President’s Office this past summer which resulted in CICan very generously offering to provide and host an MS Teams site specifically for GPOP, at no charge.

I am pleased to announce that the GPOP Board of Directors approved the change to MS Teams for our new communication and collaboration platform. We are excited about the many features that will be included such as file storage and videoconferencing. It will allow us to continue communicating with the full membership but in a different way.

Look for an online survey coming out early this winter regarding your familiarity with Teams, what you are looking for, what you find valuable in GPOP, and more.

We expect to make the transition from the listserv to Teams, with a month overlap, in January 2022. More information on the transition will be coming out in the next few months.

Warm regards,

HEATHER MARTIN   l   Chair, GPOP Board of Directors