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The Royal College is governed by a Council chaired by its President. The Immediate Past-President or President-Elect (whichever of the two is in office) is also entitled to attend meetings of Council.

Council consists of twenty-four members who are elected, by the Royal College Fellows, based on place of residency and the five main regions of Canada according to a set formula. The election process is described in full in article 11.2 of Royal College Bylaw 19.

Council may also appoint a maximum of two Fellows-at-large and five public members. These members are appointed to complement the skills and perspectives of the elected members of Council. As future Fellows of the Royal College, residents are also assured a voice on Council with the appointment of a specialty resident member by Council. The resident member is invited to speak impartially on issues affecting all residents.


President

Francoise P. Chagnon, MDCM, FACS, CHE, FRCSC - President

Francoise P. Chagnon, MDCM, FACS, CHE, FRCSC - President
Montréal, Que.

Françoise P. Chagnon, MDCM, FRCSC, FACS, CHE, ADM.A, C.Dir, is a graduate of McGill University in Montreal and completed specialty training in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at McGill teaching hospitals. Following a fellowship in Laryngology, Voice Science and Care of the Professional Voice at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., she was named founding director of the Montreal General Hospital Voice Clinic. More »

Past-President

Kevin Imrie, MD, FRCPC, FACP - Past-President

Kevin Imrie, MD, FRCPC, FACP - Past-President
Toronto, Ont

Kevin Imrie, MD, FRCPC, FACP, is the physician-in-chief and professor of medicine at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. A clinical hematologist, Dr. Imrie is also the Vice-Chair, Education for the University of Toronto’s department of medicine, overseeing the continuum of medical education in the department. More »

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Region 1

Robin Cox, MD, FRCPC

Robin Cox, MD, FRCPC
Calgary, Alta.

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David Ross, MD, FRCSC

David Ross, MD, FRCSC
Edmonton, Alta.

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Region 2

Elizabeth Cowden, MD, FRCPC

Elizabeth Cowden, MD, FRCPC
Winnipeg, Man.

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Bill Pope, MD, FRCPC

Bill Pope, MD, FRCPC
Winnipeg, Man.

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Brian Clapson, MD, FRCSC

Brian Clapson, MD, FRCSC
Saskatoon, Sask.

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BJ Hancock, MD, FRCSC

BJ Hancock, MD, FRCSC
Winnipeg, Man.

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Region 3

Brian Hodges, MD, FRCPC

Brian Hodges, MD, FRCPC
Toronto, Ont.

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Amy Nakajima, MD, FRCSC

Amy Nakajima, MD, FRCSC
Ottawa, Ont.

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Jim Wilson, MD, FRCSC

Jim Wilson, MD, FRCSC
Kingston, Ont.

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Michael Strong, MD, FRCPC

Michael Strong, MD, FRCPC
London, Ont.

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J. Mark Walton MD, FRCSC

J. Mark Walton MD, FRCSC
Hamilton, Ont.

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Kaif Pardhan, MD, FRCPC

Kaif Pardhan, MD, FRCPC
Toronto, Ont.

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Region 4

Donald Palisaitis, MD, FRCPC

Donald Palisaitis, MD, FRCPC
Senneville, Que.

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Gaétan Brochu, B. Sc, MD, FRCSC, FACS

Gaétan Brochu, B. Sc, MD, FRCSC, FACS
Québec, Que.

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Pierre Leblanc, MD, FRCPC

Pierre Leblanc, MD, FRCPC
Laval, Que.

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Eleanor Elstein MD, FRCPC

Eleanor Elstein MD, FRCPC
Montreal, Que.

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Marianne Coutu, MD, MSc, FRCSC

Marianne Coutu, MD, MSc, FRCSC
Sherbrooke, Que.

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Sarkis Meterissian, MD, FRCSC

Sarkis Meterissian, MD, FRCSC
Montreal, Quebec

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Region 5

David Allison, MD, FRCPC

David Allison, MD, FRCPC
St. John's, Nfld.

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John Finley, MD, FRCPC

John Finley, MD, FRCPC
Halifax, N.S.

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Robert LaRoche, MD, FRCSC

Robert LaRoche, MD, FRCSC
Halifax, N.S.

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James O’Brien, MD, FRCSC

James O’Brien, MD, FRCSC
Saint John, N.B.

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Appointed Public Members

Carrie Bourassa, PhD

Carrie Bourassa, PhD
Regina, Sask.

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Sophia Leong

Sophia Leong
Ottawa, Ont.

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Bill Tholl MA, ICD.D

Bill Tholl MA, ICD.D
Ottawa, Ont.

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Trudy Reid, MHA

Trudy Reid, MHA

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Irit Weiser

Irit Weiser, LL.B

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Resident Member

Justin Hall, MD

Justin Hall, MD

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Fellows-at-Large

Richard Reznick, MD, FRCSC

Richard Reznick, MD, FRCSC
Kingston, Ont.

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Alika Lafontaine, BSc, MD, FRCPC

Alika Lafontaine, BSc, MD, FRCPC
Grand Prairie, Alta.

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