2021 Royal College Council Elections

Elections to the Council of the Royal College will be taking place at the Annual Meeting of the Members (AMM).

  • Date: Thursday, February 25, 2021
  • Time: 4:00 –5:30 p.m. (EST)
  • Location: Virtual event

How to register for the Annual Meeting of the Members

Please use your Royal College single sign-on credentials to register.


How candidates are selected

The Royal College’s Nominating Committee (NC) met on October 19, 2020 and considered all candidates who applied through the open Council recruitment process from September 1-30, 2020. The committee made its selections based on the advertised recruitment criteria and the diversity needs of Council.

For new terms beginning on February 25, 2021, the NC nominated 11 Fellows to fill region- and division specific positions for election by the members. The NC also identified five public members, two Fellows-at-large and one resident member who were nominated by Council for election by the members.

Region- and division-specific Council members

Royal College members were encouraged to review the nominees selected by the NC for the region- and division-specific positions, and add to the NC’s slate of nominations by self-nominating between December 4, 2020, and January 14, 2021.

An additional nomination was received to fill the Region 1, Division of Surgery position on Council. All Fellows, irrespective of division and region, may vote to elect the Fellow who will fill this position.

Fellows may vote in advance, starting now and until February 24 or they may vote at the AMM on February 25. To vote in advance, Fellows need to click on the link provided in their AMM registration email to access the online voting platform. The nominee who receives the greatest number of votes will be elected.

Review the nominees for Region 1, Division of Surgery

All other region- and division specific nominees, who are the single nominee for a position, will be elected by acclamation at the AMM, upon confirmation by our public accountant.

Division of Medicine

Division of Surgery

Public members, Fellows-at-large and resident member

Eight individuals have also been nominated to fill five public member, two Fellows-at-large and one resident member position on Council for the 2021-2023 term. These nominees were identified by the NC and supported by Council.

Please note: Members need to attend the AMM on February 25 to vote to elect the Council members in this group. Nominees who receive majority support of the members in attendance at the AMM will be elected, upon confirmation of the voting results by our public accountant. Advanced voting is not available for this group of Council members.

Public Members


Resident Member

Additional information

If you have any questions, please contact nominations@royalcollege.ca.