Committees of the Royal College

The Royal College is committed to building diverse and inclusive committee memberships.

Recruitment for Council’s committees typically takes place from October to November. New terms begin the following February.

The formal recruitment period for 2021-2022 committee terms ended on November 20, 2020.

Occasionally, there are vacancies to be filled on committees outside of the formal recruitment period.

The following committees are currently recruiting.

If you would like to be considered for any of these committees, 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:


    Three Fellows are needed to fill vacancies on the NC for the 2021-2025 term. There is one position open in each of the following regions.

    • Region 1 (British Columbia, Alberta, Yukon, Northwest Territories),
    • Region 2 (Saskatchewan, Manitoba), and
    • Region 3 (Ontario, Nunavut).

    If you reside in Region 1, 2 or 3 and are interested in joining the committee, please complete the online NC application form by April 22, 2021.

    When completing the NC application form, please:

    • Use the latest versions 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 the online application form.

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


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
Terms of reference
Position(s) under recruitment: None at this time



Committee on Specialty Education

Chair: Mark Walton, MD, FRCSC
Coordinators: Ken Harris, MD, FRCSC, Deputy CEO & 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: Susan Brien, MD, MEd, CSPQ, FRCSC, CPE, Director, 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: Rhonda St. Croix, MBA, PCC, CMA
      Terms of reference
      Position(s) under recruitment: None at this time

  • 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: Rhonda St. Croix, MBA, PCC, CMA
    Terms of reference
    Position(s) under recruitment: None at this time

  • 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: Christine James, MA, CAE, Associate Director, Membership Services & Programs
Terms of reference
Position(s) under recruitment: None at this time

Subcommittees

  • Awards Committee
    Chair: Dolores McKeen, MD, FRCPC
    Coordinator: Christine James, MA, CAE, Associate Director, Membership Services & Programs
    Terms of reference
    Position(s) under recruitment: None at this time

  • 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: None at this time

  • History and Heritage Advisory Committee
    Chair: George Rakovich, MD, FRCSC
    Coordinator: Christine James, MA, CAE, Associate Director, Membership Services & Programs
    Terms of reference
    Position(s) under recruitment: None at this time

  • 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, FRCPC
    • RAC 5: Kara Laing, MD, FRCPC

    Coordinator: Christine James, MA, CAE, Associate Director, Membership Services & Programs
    Terms of reference
    Position(s) under recruitment:
    • RAC 1: Two Royal College Fellows, one of whom is practicing in a semi-urban or rural community
    • RAC 2: Two Royal College Fellows from Saskatchewan
    • RAC 3: Two Royal College Fellows, one of whom is practicing in a semi-urban or rural community
    • RAC 4: Up to four Royal College Fellows, one of whom is practicing in a semi-urban or rural community; and one from a Faculty of Medicine in the region with expertise in continuing professional development
    • RAC 5: Two Royal College Fellows from New Brunswick

If you are interested in applying for any of these positions, please email governance@royalcollege.ca.