SSHRC’s governing council promotes and assists research and scholarship in the social sciences and humanities. It meets regularly to set policy and program priorities, allocate budgets, and to advise the minister of Science and Parliament on research policy in these areas.

The vice-president of SSHRC’s governing council chairs its meetings and plays a key role in strengthening the council’s ability to:

Council members elect the vice-president, subject to approval by the governor-in-council.

Chair of Council and Vice-President, SSHRC

Jack Mintz
Jack Mintz
President’s Fellow
School of Public Policy
University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta


John Baker
John Baker
President and CEO
Desire2Learn Incorporated
Kitchener, Ontario
Neil Cooke
Neil Cooke
Dean, Teaching Excellence Innovation and Research
Red River College
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Ted Hewitt
Ted Hewitt
SSHRC President
Patrick Horgan
Patrick Horgan
Markham, Ontario
Raymond Siemens
Raymond Siemens
University of Victoria
Victoria, British Columbia
Tracy Summerville
Tracy Summerville
Associate Professor,
Department of Political Science
University of Northern British Columbia
Prince George, British Columbia

Photos: Martin Lipman