Organization Profile - Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Canadian Institutes of Health Research

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Minister Responsible

Minister of Health

Appointment Provisions

Canadian Institutes of Health Research Act
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-18.1/index.html

The President is the Chief Executive Officer of the CIHR and is responsible for its day-to-day management and direction.

In the event of the absence or incapacity of the President or a vacancy in that office, the Governing Council may authorize an officer of the CIHR to act as President, but no person may act as President for a period exceeding 90 days without the approval of the Governor in Council.

There shall be a Governing Council of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research consisting of not more than eighteen members, one of whom shall be the President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and one of whom shall be the Deputy Minister of Health who is a non-voting member.

Each initial member of the Governing Council other than the President, shall be appointed by the Governor in Council to hold office for any term of not more than three years that will ensure, as far as possible, the expiry in any one year of the terms of office of not more than one third of the members. Subsequently appointed members shall be appointed by the Governor in Council for a three-year term.

The members shall be appointed to hold office during pleasure. They may be appointed to no more than two consecutive terms.

The Governor in Council shall appoint as members of the Governing Council women and men who are able to contribute to the achievement of the objective of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research in the overall interests of Canadians. The Governor in Council shall consider appointing women and men who reflect the highest standards of scientific excellence and women and men who reflect a range of relevant backgrounds and disciplines.

The President is the Chairperson of the Governing Council.

The Governing Council shall elect one of its members to be a Vice-Chairperson.

In the event of the absence or incapacity of the Chairperson or if the office of the Chairperson is vacant, the Vice-Chairperson has and may exercise all the powers and perform all the duties and functions of the Chairperson.

Remuneration

Members

  • Members currently serve without remuneration.

Ex-Officio Member (Deputy Minister Of Health)

  • Not Paid (public servant)

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Interim President
McInnes, Roderick R.
Montréal, Quebec
During Pleasure
2017-07-01
Members
Aiken, Alice
Halifax, Nova Scotia
During Pleasure
2017-11-29
2020-11-28
Andrews, Brenda J.
Toronto, Ontario
During Pleasure
2017-11-29
2020-11-28
Bernier, Jean-Robert
Ottawa, Ontario
During Pleasure
2015-06-18
2018-06-17
Dockstator, Mark
Regina, Saskatchewan
During Pleasure
2017-11-29
2020-11-28
Fischer, Debbie
Toronto, Ontario
During Pleasure
2015-06-18
2018-06-17
Jabado, Nada
Montréal, Quebec
During Pleasure
2017-11-29
2020-11-28
Jardine, Lawrence
London, Ontario
During Pleasure
2015-02-26
2018-02-25
Shoveller, Jean Anne
Vancouver, British Columbia
During Pleasure
2017-11-29
2020-11-28
Tonelli, Marcello A.
Calgary, Alberta
During Pleasure
2017-11-29
2020-11-28
Turik, Lori
Toronto, Ontario
During Pleasure
2015-04-30
2018-04-29
Wilson, Michael H.
Toronto, Ontario
During Pleasure
2015-04-30
2018-04-29
5 Vacant Positions
Ex officio Member (Deputy Minister of Health)
Kennedy, Simon
Ottawa, Ontario
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2015-01-21
Total vacancies: 5