If you would like to meet experts in your field from around the world and expand your professional network, consider volunteering on an international standards development committee. Being a committee member requires a commitment of only one to five hours a week on average and allows you to make an impact on the development of standards in your area of expertise.
The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) is looking for new members to join international standards development committees of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). Key committee sectors include:
- agriculture and food technology
- information technology and telecommunications
- engineering technologies
- health, safety and the environment
- materials technologies
A complete list of recruiting committees can be found on the SCC webpage Get Involved in Standardization.
To participate you must:
- be a Canadian citizen or resident, or work for a Canadian organization
- be willing to use SCC’s electronic workspace
- be prepared to respond to documents and proposals, as appropriate
To apply, select the committee that interests you on the SCC webpage Get Involved in Standardization and submit a resume and cover letter describing what you hope to achieve as an active participant of the committee using the online form.
SCC is a federal Crown corporation within the Innovation, Science and Economic Development Portfolio. It is mandated to promote efficient and effective voluntary standardization in Canada where it is not expressly provided for by law. As the leader of Canada’s standardization network, SCC facilitates the development and use of national and international standards and accreditation services in order to enhance Canada’s competitiveness and well-being.
For more information on becoming a member of an international standards development committee, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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