The Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics/
La Société Canadienne d’Histoire et de Philosophie des Mathématiques 



The Society shall be called ‘The Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics/La Société Canadienne d’Histoire et de Philosophie des Mathématiques’. 


Section 1 The aim of the Society is to promote throughout Canada discussion, research, teaching and publication in the history and the philosophy of mathematics. 

Section 2 The activities of the Society shall be carried on without purpose or gain to its members and any profits or other accretions to the Society shall be used in promoting its aims.  (Amended June 1978) 

ARTICLE III.  Members and Dues 

Section 1 Any person with interest in the history or in the philosophy of mathematics is eligible to become a member. 

Section 2 An eligible candidate for membership shall be accepted upon payment of the annual dues for the first year. (Amended July 1975, May 1998)

Section 3 The date on which the annual membership dues shall be payable shall be established by the Executive Council. The dues and any changes therein shall be approved at the annual meeting. Notice that changes in dues are to be submitted for approval shall be sent to members at least thirty days prior to the meeting. 

Section 4 If the dues of any member remain unpaid beyond 12 months, his name shall be removed from the membership roll after due notice has been given. Reinstatement shall be made upon payment of the dues in arrears. 

Section 5 Any member may resign by submitting a written resignation to the Secretary. 

ARTICLE IV.  Officers and Executive Council 

Section 1 The officers of the Society shall be the President, the Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. The latter two offices may be combined. These officers shall be members of the Society and shall perform the duties prescribed by these bylaws and by the parliamentary authority adopted by the Society. 

Section 2 The Executive Council shall consist of the officers of the Society, the immediate past President, the Editor(s) of the Proceedings, the Bulletin Editor(s), the Webmaster, and four other members of the Society.   (Amended July 1975, July 1999, May 2001) 

Section 3 After the annual meeting, in odd-numbered years, a Nominating Committee of three members shall be appointed by the Executive Council. It shall be the duty of this Committee to nominate candidates for the offices and Council Memberships to be filled at the next election. The membership shall be notified of the Nominating Committee’s nominees at least thirty days before the distribution of ballots, during which time additional nominations by members shall be permitted.  (Amended June 1976, May 1998) 

Section 4 The officers and Council Members shall be elected by electronic or mail ballot in even-numbered years. The ballots shall be returned to the Secretary electronically within two weeks, or if on paper by mail or in person, on or before the hour of the next meeting of the Society, or any other election date set by the Executive Council, but not less than thirty days after the distribution of ballots. The officers shall serve for two years or until their successors are elected and Council Members shall serve for two years or until their successors are elected. The members of the Executive Council shall begin their terms of office at the close of the election.  (Amended June 1976, May 1998, June 2009) 

Section 5 No member shall hold more than one office at a time, except when the offices of Secretary and Treasurer are combined. No member shall be eligible to serve more than two consecutive terms as President, or as Vice-President, or as Council Member. 

Section 6 A vacancy in the office of President shall be filled by the Vice-President. A vacancy in any of the offices of Vice-President, Secretary, or Treasurer shall be filled by appointment by the Executive Council, such appointments expiring at the close of the next meeting of the Society, at which meeting any office so temporarily filled and any vacancy among the four elected members of the Council shall be filled by election using the procedure outlined in Article IV, Section 3 and Section 4 if time permits. The membership shall be notified of vacancies.   (Amended June 1976, July 1999) 

Section 7 The Executive Council shall have general supervision of the affairs of the Society between its meetings, make recommendations to the Society, and shall perform such other duties as are specifies in these bylaws.  The Executive Council shall be subject to the orders of the Society, and none of its acts shall conflict with actions taken by the Society. The Executive Council shall report its actions and activities to the Society at the annual meeting. 

Section 8 The meetings of the Executive Council shall be called by the President at his discretion or upon written request of three members of the Executive Council. 

ARTICLE V.  Meetings 

Section 1 The annual meeting of the Society shall be called by the Executive Council. There shall be one annual meeting during each fiscal year. 

Section 2 A special meeting of the Society may be called by the President or the Executive Council and shall be called upon the written request of ten members of the Society. The purpose of such a meeting shall be stated in the call. Except in cases of emergency, at least thirty days’ notice shall be given. 

Section 3 Ten members of the Society shall constitute a quorum. 

ARTICLE VI. Finance  (Amended July 1975)

Section 1 The fiscal year of the Society shall be from January 1 to December 31. (Amended May 1998) 

Section 2 The Executive Council is empowered to choose among its members two persons, each of whom once so designated is authorized to act for and in the name of the Society in all pecuniary transactions with any insured financial institution. (Amended July 1975, May 2003) 

ARTICLE VII. Committees 

Section 1 A Program Committee, whose duty it shall be to plan the annual program of the Society, shall be appointed by the President promptly after the annual meeting.  (Amended July 1975)

Section 2 Such other committees, standing or special, shall be appointed by the President as the Society or Executive Council shall from time to time deem necessary to carry on the work of the Society. The President shall be ex officio a member of all committees except the Nominating Committee. 

ARTICLE VIII. Official Journal 

Section 1 The official journal of the Society shall be Historia Mathematica. 

ARTICLE IX. Amendment of Bylaws 

Section 1 These bylaws can be amended only at an annual meeting of the Society by a two-thirds vote, provided that the amendment has been submitted in writing to the Secretary sixty days before the meetings. The Secretary shall notify the members of the proposed amendment at least thirty days before the meeting. 

      Adopted: 1974, June 3

      Toronto, Ontario

      Amended: 1975, July 30

      Amended: 1976, June 4

      Amended: 1978, June 2

    Amended: 1998, May 30

    Amended: 1999, July 16

      Amended: 2001, May 26

      Amended: 2003, May 31

      Amended: 2009, June 6