It’s finally time for the Toronto ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter’s annual elections! This year’s elections are for the positions of Vice-Chair, Treasurer and up to 5 Member-at-Large positions.
Elections will be held by secret ballot via snail mail. Ballots will be mailed out to Chapter members in good standing as of April 1st, 2016. Ballots must be mailed back to the Chapter, postmarked no later than April 30th, 2016.
Newly elected officers of the Chapter will begin their 2-year term as of May 15th 2017.
It’s time to meet the candidates!
Candidate for Vice-Chair:
Kristine Oel: Kristine Oel would like to continue in her role as Vice President of the Toronto ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter. With 23 years in the Computer Graphics Industry, she is focused upon giving back to the CG community by encouraging others to design their dreams with artistic integrity. Kristine’s experience as Art Director of Astral Media’s specialty channels – The Movie Network, HBO Canada, Family, Teletoon, Disney Junior and Disney XD, adds a wealth of industry experience and networking opportunities to the organization. She hopes to continue giving her time and efforts to bring Toronto’s CG community together to share knowledge, creativity and passion for the arts.
Candidate for Treasurer:
Patrick Cernea: I have been passionate about the computer graphics industry for as long as I remember. As a Lead Business Intelligence Strategist at York University, I am working in the intersection between IT and Strategy, two fields I find truly interesting. As Treasurer of the Chapter, I would bring the experience and knowledge I acquired during my MBA at the Schulich School of Business and in my years spent as financial analyst & consultant. My goal is to work alongside the Chair to increase our membership, create fulfilling events, and offer our members more rewarding networking opportunities.
Candidate for Member-at-Large:
Nick Fox-Gieg: Nick Fox-Gieg is an animator and creative technologist based in Toronto. His film “The Orange” won the jury prize for Best Animated Short at SXSW 2010; his films have also screened at the Ottawa, Rotterdam, and TIFF film festivals, at the Centre Pompidou, and on CBC TV. Fox-Gieg was awarded an Eyebeam Fellowship in 2012, a Fulbright Fellowship in 2006, and has received media arts grants from Bravo!FACT, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the arts councils of Ontario, Pennsylvania, Toronto, and West Virginia. He holds an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts and a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University. Most recently, he’s been working on virtual reality projects at Framestore and Google Creative Lab.