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Ernie Boyko Begins First Term as Incoming President

Ernie Boyko began his first term as the incoming President of IASSIST in Edinburgh. A little less than a year since his retirement with Statistics Canada, Ernie Boyko took the reigns of IASSIST as their new President.  Having retired at the end of June 2004, Ernie has kept himself busy in the world of data as a VP with Nesstar Americas Inc. He has also remained active as an external adviser with the Data Liberation Initiative's (DLI) External Advisory Committee and as an instructor in the DLI training programme. Ernie's experiences as a data producer with a national statistical agency, a manager of Census operations and the director of Statistics Canada's Library and Information Centre provide him with a rich background in data services and first-hand knowledge of the major issues facing our profession. Ernie's first IASSIST conference was in Jerusalem in 1989 and since then, he has been active in the organization. Most recently, he was finishing a term as a member of the Administrative Committee for Canada when he was elected President.

Ernie is a "strategic thinker" and we look forward to the plans he has for the organization over the next two years. Good luck, Ernie. We're right behind you.

Ann Green Completes Her Presidency Still Smiling

With the completion of the Annual General Meeting in Edinburgh, Ann Green finished her second term as President of IASSIST.

A bonnie IASSIST in Edinburgh

Be slow in choosing a friend, but slower in changing him. Source: Scottish Proverb

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