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


Mairi Arthur
Mairi Arthur
Senior Manager, Human Resources
Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation
Halifax, Nova Scotia
John Baker
John Baker
President and CEO
Desire2Learn Incorporated
Kitchener, Ontario
Ted Hewitt
Ted Hewitt
SSHRC President
Patrick Horgan
Patrick Horgan
Vice-President, Manufacturing
Development and Operations
IBM Canada
Markham, Ontario
Karin Schnarr
Karin Schnarr
Assistant Professor
Lazaridis School of Business and Economics
Wilfrid Laurier University
Waterloo, 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
Carolyn Watters
Carolyn Watters
Provost and Vice-President, Academic,
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Photos: Martin Lipman