Current Open Positions: Council

Mid-term appointments to the Council of the Royal College will take place at the June 20-21, 2024, Council meeting. The Nominating Committee (NC) is now accepting applications until May 2, 2024, to fill two Council positions.

Commitment to EDI

The Royal College has committed to Indigenous Truth and Reconciliation and to upholding the principles of anti-racism, equity, diversity, and inclusion. Our aim is to create committees that reflect the many social identities of the Royal College’s membership, including ethnic origin, race, age, disability, religion, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation. 


We are recruiting new Councillors who have knowledge, skills and/or experience in the areas of community engagement, government relations, and health systems.   

The following positions are under recruitment. 

Current positionDivisionTermNumber of positions available
Region 1: British Columbia, Alberta, Yukon, and Northwest Territories
Division of Surgery
Jun 2024 – Feb 2025



Region 4: QuebecDivision of SurgeryJun 2024 – Feb 2025 1

New terms will begin at the time of appointment at the June 20-21, 2024, Council meeting. 

Application form – deadline May 2

The deadline to apply is May 2, 2024; applications received after this date will not be processed. 

When completing the online application form, please

  • use the latest version of  Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Microsoft Edge;
  • be prepared to complete the application form in one sitting; and 
  • be prepared to upload your biography of approximately 300 words in PDF or Word format. 



Contact a member of the Governance team at including to request a paper copy of the application form or any other accommodation(s) that you may require to ensure your equal participation.

Next steps in our mid-term appointment process 

All completed applications received by May 2 will be considered by the NC when it meets in May 2024. The overall nomination and appointment process consists of the following timeline:

  1. The Nominating Committee recruits new Council members (April).
  2. The Nominating Committee selects new Council applicants to interview (Early May).
  3. An interview panel comprised of Nominating Committee members interviews new Council applicants (Mid-May).
  4. The Nominating Committee nominates new Council members (Late May). 
  5. Council receives the Nominating Committee ’s nominations and appoints new members to Council (Late June).