Science Council

The Science Council (SC) is chaired by the President and composed of all 13 Scientific Directors, the Executive Management Team, the Director of Science, Knowledge Translation and Ethics and two non-voting ex-officio members. SC develops, implements and reports on CIHR's research and knowledge translation strategy, in accordance with the CIHR Act and the overarching strategic directions set out by Governing Council. This includes approving funding for all research and knowledge translation initiatives.

SC has established a subcommittee to assist in the discharge of its broad mandate and decision-making responsibilities:

  • The Subcommittee on Implementation and Oversight (SCIO) oversees the effective development of research and research policy initiatives with measurable impact and aligned with CIHR's Strategic Plan.

SC Terms of Reference

Membership

Roderick McInnes (Chair)
Acting President
CIHR

Yves Joanette
Scientific Director
Institute of Aging

Brian Rowe
Scientific Director
Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health

Paul Lasko
Scientific Director
Institute of Genetics

Shoo Lee
Scientific Director
Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health

Hani El-Gabalawy
Scientific Director
Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis

Philip Sherman
Scientific Director
Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes

Thérèse Roy
Chief Financial Officer/Vice-President
Resource Planning and Management

Jeff Latimer
Vice-President, Competition Management, CIHR

Carrie Bourassa
Scientific Director
Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health

Stephen Robbins
Scientific Director
Institute of Cancer Research

Cara Tannenbaum
Scientific Director
Institute of Gender Health

Robyn Tamblyn
Scientific Director
Institute of Health Services and Policy Research

Marc Ouellette
Scientific Director
Institute of Infection and Immunity

Anthony Phillips
Scientific Director
Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction

Steven J. Hoffman
Scientific Director
Institute of Population and Public Health

Michel Perron
Executive Vice-President, CIHR

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