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.


Robert Gibbs (Chair)
Professor and Director, Jackman Humanities Institute, University of Toronto

Nancy Gallini
Professor, Economics, The University of British Columbia

Ted Hewitt
SSHRC President

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

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

Karin Schnarr
Assistant Professor, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo

Raymond Siemens
Professor, University of Victoria

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

Carolyn Watters
Provost and Vice-President Academic, Dalhousie University, Halifax

External members:

Cinthia Duclos
Assistant Professor, Université Laval

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

Kirk Luther
PhD Candidate, Forensic Psychology, Memorial University of Newfoundland

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

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