Governing Council - Members
CIHR is governed by a Governing Council of up to 18 members. Sixteen members, including the Chair, are voting members, and 2 are non-voting, ex officio members: the Deputy Minister and the President of CIHR.
Members of Governing Council:
- include up to 18 individuals who are able to contribute to the achievement of CIHR's objectives in the overall interests of Canadians;
- possess a unique background and an outstanding skill set;
- reflect a range of relevant backgrounds and disciplines;
- meet face-to-face at least 3 times a year and every 2 years in a retreat;
- are not remunerated, except for the two ex officio members.
Members of Governing Council are appointed by the Governor in Council – decided upon by the federal Cabinet – and may hold office for two consecutive 3-year terms with the exception of the President, and the Chair who may hold office for two consecutive 5-year terms.
The By-Law of CIHR (currently under review) reflects the language of the CIHR Act and enables it to operate, as a Departmental Corporation, within a legal corporate framework.
Professor, School of Population & Public Health
University of British Columbia
Charles H. Best Chair of Medical Research
University Professor and Director
Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research
President and CEO, Health Sciences North and the Health Sciences North Research Institute
Research Fellow at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of British Columbia
Professor Emeritus, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation
Dalla Lana School of Public Health
University of Toronto
Associate Professor, Departments of Sociology & Epidemiology
Chief of Research and
Senior Scientist, Neurosciences and Mental Health
The Hospital for Sick Children
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