Programs and Quality Committee

The Programs and Quality Committee monitors the overall design, coherence and performance of SSHRC’s suite of programs and program-related policies in the context of strategic direction, priorities and the pursuit of excellence.


Carolyn Watters (Chair)
Provost and Vice-President Academic, Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Ted Hewitt
SSHRC President

Neil Cooke
Dean, Teaching Excellence Innovation and Research, Red River College
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Patrick K. Horgan
Vice-President, Manufacturing, Development and Operations, IBM Canada
Markham, Ontario

Jack Mintz
Chair of Council and Vice-President, SSHRC
President’s Fellow, School of Public Policy, University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta

Raymond Siemens
Professor, University of Victoria
Victoria, British Columbia

Tracy Summerville
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Northern British Columbia
Prince George, British Columbia

External members:

Cinthia Duclos
Assistant Professor, Université Laval
Quebec City, Quebec

Martin Kirk
Director of Research Services, The University of British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia

Kirk Luther
Lecturer, Lancaster University
Lancaster, England

Simone Philogène
Chief Enrolment, Marketing and Communications Officer, Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
Toronto, Ontario

Martha Whitehead
Vice-Provost and University Librarian, Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario