Council

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 industry 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 Interim President

Jack Mintz
Jack Mintz
Director and Palmer Chair in Public Policy
School of Public Policy
University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta

Members

Mairi Arthur
Mairi Arthur
Senior Manager, Human Resources
Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Josée Audet
Josée Audet
Director and Professor, Management Department
Université Laval
Quebec, Quebec
John Baker
John Baker
President and CEO
Desire2Learn Incorporated
Kitchener, Ontario
Neil Cooke
Neil Cooke
Chair, Transportation Heavy Apprenticeship Trades
Red River College
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Jean-Marie Dufour
Jean‑Marie Dufour
William Dow Chair in Political Economy
McGill University
Montréal, Quebec
Ginny Dybenko
Ginny Dybenko
Executive Director, Stratford Campus
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario
Nancy Gallini
Nancy Gallini
Professor, Economics
The University of British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia
Robert Gibbs
Robert Gibbs
Professor and Director, Jackman Humanities Institute
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario
Patrick K. Horgan
Patrick K. Horgan
Vice-President, Manufacturing, Development and Operations
IBM Canada
Markham, Ontario
Karin Schnarr
Karin Schnarr
PhD candidate in General Management, Strategy and Corporate Governance
Ivey School of Business
Western University
London, Ontario
Tracy Summerville
Tracy Summerville
Associate Professor
University of Northern British Columbia
Prince George, British Columbia
Michèle Thibodeau-DeGuire
Michèle Thibodeau‑DeGuire
President of the Board
École Polytechnique Montréal
Montréal, Quebec
Bhalwinder Singh Waraich
Bhalwinder Singh Waraich
Senior Superconducting Radio Frequency Mechanical Engineering Technologist
TRIUMF
Vancouver, British Columbia
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Carolyn Watters
Vice-President, Academic and Provost
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Photos: Martin Lipman