Committees of the Royal College

Committee recruitment!

The official recruitment period for committee positions that begin in February 2022 has now closed. Thank you to everyone who applied. Selected applicants will be contacted for interviews in November and December, before committee appointments are approved in January.

Recruitment ongoing for 11 positions

Occasionally, there are committee vacancies to fill outside of the annual recruitment period. Committee positions currently under recruitment are listed below.

To apply to one or more of these positions, please complete the application form.

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The Royal College is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in its operations, including diversifying the membership of its governing committees. All interested members are encouraged to apply to serve on a committee, and particularly those from traditionally marginalized communities. We also encourage applications from persons with disabilities. Appropriate accommodations will be made available, as required.

If you have any questions about how to apply for a committee position, please email governance@royalcollege.ca.

Royal College Committee Structure

Royal College Committee Structure

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Council

Chair: Richard K. Reznick, MD, MEd, FRCSC, FACS, FRCSEd (hon), FRCSI (hon), FRCS (hon)
Coordinator: Joanne Arsenault, MPA, C.Dir, Corporate Secretary
Terms of reference

Subcommittees

  • Ethics Committee
    Chair: Patrick McDonald, MD, FRCSC
    Coordinator: Greg Killough, MSc, Senior Policy Analyst, Advocacy and Government Relations
    Terms of reference
    Position(s) under recruitment: None at this time

  • Governance Committee
    Chair: Ian Bowmer, MD CM, FRCPC, FRCP (Lon)
    Coordinator: Joanne Arsenault, MPA, C.Dir, Corporate Secretary
    Terms of reference
    Position(s) under recruitment: None at this time

  • Nominating Committee
    Chair: Richard K. Reznick, MD, MEd, FRCSC, FACS, FRCSEd (hon), FRCSI (hon), FRCS (hon)
    Coordinator: Joanne Arsenault, MPA, C.Dir, Corporate Secretary
    Terms of reference

    Position(s) under recruitment: None at this time


Executive Committee

Chair: Richard K. Reznick, MD, MEd, FRCSC, FACS, FRCSEd (hon), FRCSI (hon), FRCS (hon)
Coordinator: Joanne Arsenault, MPA, C.Dir, Corporate Secretary
Terms of reference
Position(s) under recruitment: None at this time

Subcommittee

  • Human Resources and Compensation Committee
    Chair: Brian Hodges, MD, PhD, FRCPC
    Coordinator: Bonnie Seidman, Executive Director & Chief People Officer
    Terms of Reference
    Position(s) under recruitment: None at this time


Data and Informatics Governance Committee

Chair: Shafique Shamji, P. Eng., CPHIMS
Coordinator: Tim Julien, MBA, CPA, CA, ICD.D, Executive Director Corporate Services & Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer
Terms of reference
Position(s) under recruitment: None at this time



Financial Reporting and Risk Oversight Committee

Chair: Gaétan Brochu, MD, FRCSC, FACS
Coordinator: Tim Julien, MBA, CPA, CA, ICD.D, Executive Director Corporate Services & Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer
Terms of reference
Position(s) under recruitment: None at this time



Committee on Specialty Education

Chair: Mark Walton, MD, FRCSC
Coordinators: Glen Bandiera, MD, FRCPC, BASc (Engin.) Med, Executive Director, Specialty Education
Terms of reference
Position(s) under recruitment: None at this time

Subcommittees

  • Accreditation Committee
    Chair: Salvatore Spadafora, MD, FRCPC
    Coordinators: Sarah Taber, MHA/MGSS, Associate Director, Education Strategy & Accreditation
    Terms of reference
    Position(s) under recruitment: None at this time

    • AFC Accreditation Committee
      Chair: Winnie Wong, MD, FRCPC
      Coordinators: Sarah Taber, MHA/MGSS, Associate Director, Education Strategy & Accreditation
      Terms of reference
      Position(s) under recruitment: None at this time

    • International (Residency) Program Review and Accreditation Committee
      Chair: Andrew Warren, MD, FRCPC
      Coordinator: Sarah Taber, MHA/MGSS, Associate Director, Education Strategy & Accreditation
      Terms of reference
      Position(s) under recruitment: None at this time

    • Residency Accreditation Committee
      Chair: Christopher Watling, MD, FRCPC
      Coordinator: Sarah Taber, MHA/MGSS, Associate Director, Education Strategy & Accreditation
      Terms of reference
      Position(s) under recruitment: None at this time

    • Simulation Accreditation Committee
      Co-Chairs: Arielle-Rachel Lévy, MD, MEd, FRCPC, and Jordan Tarshis, MD, FRCPC
      Coordinator: Angèle Landriault, Manager, Performance & Systems Innovation
      Terms of reference
      Position(s) under recruitment: None at this time

    • Continuing Professional Development Accreditation Committee
      Chair: Mark Awuku, MBChB, FRCPC
      Coordinator: Michel Smith, BPI, CPD Accreditation Manager
      Terms of reference
      Position(s) under recruitment: One member from National Specialty Societies or other national CPD providers; One member from university offices of Continuing Medical Education (CME) or equivalent

  • Committee on Specialties
    Chair: Maureen Shandling, MD, FRCPC
    Coordinators: Jason R. Frank, MD, MA (Ed), FRCPC, Director, Specialty Education, Strategies and Standards
    Terms of reference
    Position(s) under recruitment: None at this time

  • Assessment Committee
    Chair: Deven Chandra, BSc, MD, FRCPC, MEd
    Coordinators: Viren N. Naik, MD, MEd, MBA, FRCPC, Director, Assessment
    Terms of reference
    Position(s) under recruitment: None at this time

    • Credentials Committee
      Chair: James Fergall Magee, MD, FRCPC
      Coordinator: André St. Pierre, MBA, Associate Director, TMCE
      Chantal Benoit, Manager, Credentials
      Terms of reference
      Position(s) under recruitment: None at this time

    • Examination Committee
      Chair: Amanda Skoll, MD, FRCSC
      Coordinator: Farhan Bhanji, MD, FRCPC, Associate Director, Assessment
      Terms of reference
      Position(s) under recruitment: None at this time

  • Professional Learning and Development Committee
    Chair: Paul Hendry, MD, FRCSC
    Coordinator: Kate Marsden, Manager, Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program
    Terms of reference
    Position(s) under recruitment: One Regional Advisory Committee member or chair

  • Specialty Standards Review Committee
    Chair: Jolanta Karpinski, MD, FRCPC
    Coordinator: Jolanta Karpinski, MD, FRCPC, Associate Director, Specialties
    Terms of reference
    Position(s) under recruitment: None at this time

Health and Public Policy Committee

  • Chair: Robert LaRoche, MD, FRCSC
    Coordinators: Greg Killough, MSc, Senior Policy Analyst, Advocacy and Government Relations
    Terms of reference
    Position(s) under recruitment: None at this time

Fellowship Affairs Committee

Chair: Kaif Pardhan, MD, FRCPC
Coordinators: Guylaine Lefebvre, MD, FRCSC, Executive Director, Membership Engagement and Programs
Terms of reference
Position(s) under recruitment: One member-at-large from Region 1

Subcommittees

  • Awards Committee
    Chair: Dolores McKeen, MD, FRCPC
    Coordinator: Viola Hoo, MBA, CPA, CMA, Manager Membership Services and Programmes
    Terms of reference
    Position(s) under recruitment: One Royal College Fellow

  • Education Research Grants Committee
    Chair: Martin Pusic, MD, FRCPC
    Coordinator: Tanya Horsley, PhD, MBA, Associate Director, Research & Principal Scientist
    Terms of reference
    Position(s) under recruitment: Senior statistical/quantitative methods expert

  • Regional Advisory Committees
    Chairs:
    • RAC 1: Marcia Clark, MD, MSc, FRCSC
    • RAC 2: Randolph Guzman, MD, FRCSC, FACS, RVT, RPVI
    • RAC 3: Roy Kirkpatrick, MD, FRCSC
    • RAC 4: Eleanor Elstein, MD, CSPQ, FRCPC
    • RAC 5: Kara Laing, MD, FRCPC

    Coordinator: Guylaine Lefebvre, MD, FRCSC, Executive Director, Membership Engagement and Programs
    Terms of reference
    Position(s) under recruitment:
    • RAC 1: None at this time
    • RAC 2: None at this time
    • RAC 3: None at this time
    • RAC 4: Up to three Royal College Fellows, one of whom is practicing in a semi-urban or rural community; one from a Faculty of Medicine in the region with expertise in continuing professional development; and one whom is an early-career Fellow.
    • RAC 5: Up to two Royal College Fellows from Nova Scotia or New Brunswick, one of whom is practicing in a semi-urban or rural community