ARTICLE I. Name and Location
Section 1. Name. The name of this organization is the Japan Studies Association of Canada (JSAC).
Offices. The offices of the Association shall be located
ARTICLE II. Purpose
The purpose of
the Association is to promote Japan Studies in
Canadian scholars and other interested person to conduct
2. Sponsoring conferences and publishing proceedings of the conference and other papers;
Japanese scholars and any person interested in Japan Studies
to share their knowledge with the members of the Association.
shall not lobby on political or economic issues or take
positions on public issues in
ARTICLE III. Membership
Section 1. Membership. Membership is open to any person interested in Japan Studies, without regard to age, sex, race, religion, citizenship or profession. A person becomes a member when a duly completed application form, accompanied by an annual membership fee, is received by the Secretary-Treasurer.
Membership Fee. The amount of the annual fee, for a
period of twelve months from January 1 to December 31, shall be fixed by the Executive
Committee, subject to the approval of the membership at the
following Annual Business Meeting. A regular membership fee of
$60 was set for
the current year with a student membership at $20.00.
Section 3. Members’ Privileges. A member in good standing is eligible to vote at the Annual Business Meeting, and to take an active part in Annual Conferences, such as presenting papers, chairing sessions, and acting as discussant.
ARTICLE IV. Officers
Section 1. Officers. The officers of the Association shall be a President, a Secretary-Treasurer, and a Chairperson of the Annual Conference. All the officers of the Association must be members of the Association in good standing.
President. The President shall be elected by the members
of the Association for a term of three years. The President
shall chair the Annual Business Meeting, and shall have powers
and authorities usually vested in the President of a learned
society, and perform such other duties as are necessarily
incident to the office of President.
Section 3. Secretary-Treasurer. The Secretary-Treasurer shall be elected by the members of the Association for a term of four years. The Secretary-Treasurer shall keep the records and financial accounts of the Association, oversee the collection of membership fees, maintain a current membership list, and insure that minutes are taken during the Annual Business Meeting and that these be made available to the Association. The Secretary-Treasurer shall report on the financial condition of the Association to the Annual Business Meeting.
ARTICLE V. Executive
The Executive Committee of the Association shall consist of the President, the Secretary-Treasurer, the Past President, the organizers of the next Annual Conference and the past Annual Conference, and two additional members at large. The members at large are to be selected by the President and the Executive Committee, with the view to ensuring as balanced representation as possible with respect to discipline, geographic region, and gender. The Past President shall have an option of serving for one to three year term on the Executive committee.
ARTICLE VI. Amendment
Any change in the Constitution and By-Laws of the Association must be proposed in writing by at least three members in good standing to the Secretary-Treasurer, who shall present the proposal to the membership for electronic voting or for voting in person at the next Annual Business Meeting. The proposal shall be adopted, if two-thirds of the returned votes are in favour.
Proposal for additional provisions voted in October 1994:
accounts of the Association be audited periodically by an
(A review was
carried out in September, 1994 by a Certified Chartered
Amended on: October 3, 1998
October 18, 2003
October 14, 2006
August 20, 2011