Committees of the Royal College

We are recruiting!

The Royal College is recruiting to fill positions on our governing committees for terms that will begin in February 2022. The committee positions under recruitment are listed below, including the inaugural membership of the new Data and Informatics Governance Committee.

To apply to join one or more committees, please complete the application form.

All applications will be reviewed by the committee’s chair and coordinator. The application deadline is Sunday, October 31, 2021.

When completing the 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.

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.

Next steps:

  1. Selected applicants will be contacted for interviews in November and December.
  2. Committee chairs and coordinators will prepare committee membership proposals in December.
  3. Membership proposals will be approved by either the CEO, Executive Committee of Council or Council in January.

If you have any questions about this process, 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: Three members selected from Council / standing committee chairs

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: Under recruitment from amongst Royal College Councillors
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: Seven to 12 members with expertise to oversee data and digital transformation initiatives, at least two of whom also serve on Council, and one of whom serves on the FRROC



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: Up to two members with expertise in financial and risk oversight



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: Chair to be selected from Council; One Postgraduate Dean

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: One Royal College Fellow

  • 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: One Royal College Fellow, with an interest and/or expertise in the system of specialization in medical education and practice

  • 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: Committee chair; One Fellow of the Royal College associated with the national specialty societies; One representative from postgraduate medical education (program director or postgraduate dean); 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: Christine James, MA, CAE, Associate Director, Membership Services & Programs
Terms of reference
Position(s) under recruitment: Chair to be selected from Council; One member-at-large from Region 3

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: Committee Chair

  • 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: Christine James, MA, CAE, Associate Director, Membership Services & Programs
    Terms of reference
    Position(s) under recruitment:
    • RAC 1: Up to four Royal College Fellows, one of whom is practicing in a semi-urban or rural community; and one whom is an early-career Fellow
    • RAC 2: None at this time
    • RAC 3: Up to two Royal College Fellows, one of whom is within the Division of Surgery
    • 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