Science

Canada Foundation for Innovation

The information presented on the following pages is for reference purposes only and should not be considered or relied on as an authoritative or exhaustive source of all Governor in Council appointments or positions.


Minister Responsible

Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

Mandate

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) is an independent corporation created by the Government of Canada to fund research infrastructure. The CFI's mandate is to strengthen the capacity of Canadian universities, colleges, research hospitals, and non-profit research institutions to carry out world-class research and technology development that benefits Canadians.

Head Office

Ottawa, Ontario

Appointment Provisions

Budget Implementation Act, 1997

The Board consists of:

  • a Chairperson of the Board, who is resident in Canada, appointed by the GIC on the recommendation of the Minister;
  • five persons, who are resident in Canada, appointed by the GIC on the recommendation of the Minister; and
  • seven persons, who are resident in Canada and none of whom are employees or agents of Her Majesty in right of Canada or in right of a province or members of the Senate, the House of Commons or the legislature of a province, appointed by the members in accordance with the by-laws of the foundation.

The Chairperson and the directors appointed by the GIC shall be appointed to hold office during pleasure for terms of three years but, except where they cease to be director, they shall continue to hold office until their successors are appointed.

A director is eligible to be reappointed for one or more additional terms of office.

The appointment of directors shall be made:

  • to ensure, as far as possible, that at all times approximately one half of the directors will be representative of persons engaged in research and one half representative of the business community or non-profit organizations; and
  • having regard to the desirability of having directors drawn from various regions of Canada.

A director appointed by the GIC ceases to be a director when the director:

  • dies;
  • resigns;
  • ceases to be resident in Canada;
  • becomes disqualified under subsection 105(1) of the Canada Business Corporations Act; or
  • is terminated by the GIC before the expiry of the term of the appointment.

Remuneration

Chairperson

  • Fixed by Organization

Director (Federal)

  • Fixed by Organization

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Chairperson
Smith, Kevin P.D.
Burlington, Ontario
During Pleasure
2010-06-18
2016-06-17
Directors (Federal)
Beaudet, Alain
Ottawa, Ontario
During Pleasure
2015-02-05
2018-02-04
Brown, Lynda
North Vancouver, British Columbia
During Pleasure
2015-06-18
2018-06-17
Kelly-Gagnon, Michel
Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac, Quebec
During Pleasure
2010-06-18
2017-05-08
Singhmar, Prem P.
Sherwood Park, Alberta
During Pleasure
2015-06-18
2018-06-17
Stovel, Gordon F.
Burlington, Ontario
During Pleasure
2011-03-03
2017-06-12

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

The information presented on the following pages is for reference purposes only and should not be considered or relied on as an authoritative or exhaustive source of all Governor in Council appointments or positions.

Minister Responsible

Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

Appointment Provisions

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Act
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/N-21/page-1.html#h-3

In addition to its Secretariat, the Council consists of:
  • a President, appointed by GIC to hold office for such term not exceeding five years; and
  • not more than eighteen members appointed by GIC to hold office for such term not exceeding three years, as will ensure as far as possible the expiration in any one year of the terms of fewer than one-half of the members.
The President and the other members are eligible for reappointment in the same or another capacity.

The Council, with GIC approval, may elect one of its members to be Vice-President.

In the event of the absence or incapacity of the President or if the office of President is vacant, the Vice-President has all the powers of the President.

Quorum

A majority of all appointed members shall form a quorum for the transaction of business. (By-laws)

Remuneration

Vice-President/member

  • Remuneration Nil - Statutory Prohibition
  • Vice-President and Members: serve without remuneration but each member is entitled to reasonable travelling and other expenses incurred while absent from his/her ordinary place of residence.

    Notwithstanding the above, a member, other than the President, may, with the approval of the Council perform duties on behalf of the Council in addition to his/her ordinary duties as a member. That member may be paid such remuneration as may be authorized by the Council.

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
President
Pinto, B. Mario
Coquitlam, British Columbia
Full-Time Appointment
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2014-11-15
2019-11-14
Vice-President & Member
1 Vacant Position
Members
Biedermann, Julia
Kitchener, Ontario
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2017-06-21
2018-03-20
Jayas, Digvir S.
Winnipeg, Manitoba
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2017-08-15
2018-05-14
Leuprecht, Christian
Kingston, Ontario
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2015-06-18
2018-06-17
Mehta, Sudarshan A. (Raj)
Calgary, Alberta
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2017-06-21
2018-03-20
Muzyka, Daniel F.
Salt Spring Island, British Columbia
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2014-10-09
2018-07-08
Scarlett, Tracey
Edmonton, Alberta
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2015-05-28
2018-05-27
Shortreed, Sarah
Waterloo, Ontario
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2015-04-30
2018-04-29
Woodhouse, Kimberly A.
Picton, Ontario
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2017-06-21
2018-03-20
10 Vacant Positions
Total vacancies: 11

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

The information presented on the following pages is for reference purposes only and should not be considered or relied on as an authoritative or exhaustive source of all Governor in Council appointments or positions.

Minister Responsible

Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

Appointment Provisions

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Act
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/S-12/page-1.html#docCont

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council is comprised of:
  • a President appointed by the Governor in Council for such term not exceeding five years as the GIC may determine; eligible for reappointment in the same or another capacity; and
  • not more than eighteen members appointed by the Governor in Council for such term not exceeding three years as will ensure as far as possible the expiration in any one year of the terms of appointment of fewer than half of the members; eligible for reappointment in the same or another capacity.
A Vice-President may be appointed by the Council, with approval of the GIC, from among members.

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

There is an Executive Committee of the Council consisting of the President, the Vice-President and at least six other members selected by the Council.

Quorum

A majority of the members of the Council shall constitute a quorum at any meeting of the Council. A majority of the members of the Executive Committee shall constitute a quorum at any meeting of the Executive Committee. (By-laws of Council).

Remuneration

Vice-President/member

  • Remuneration Nil - Statutory Prohibition
  • For duties on behalf of the Council in addition to ordinary duties, remuneration fixed by the Council.

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
President
Hewitt, Warren Edward (Ted)
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2015-03-01
2020-02-29
Vice-President and Member
1 Vacant Position
Members
Baker, John A.
Waterloo, Ontario
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2017-06-21
2018-03-20
Cooke, Neil
Selkirk, Manitoba
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2017-08-15
2018-05-14
Horgan, Patrick
Newmarket, Ontario
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2017-06-21
2018-03-20
Mintz, Jack Maurice
Calgary, Alberta
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2011-09-29
2018-06-28
Siemens, Raymond G.
Victoria, British Columbia
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2015-04-30
2018-04-29
Summerville, Tracy L.
Prince George, British Columbia
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2017-06-21
2018-03-20
12 Vacant Positions
Total vacancies: 13