COVID-19 Update

COVID-19: Impact on SSHRC programs, experts database and perspectives from our community.


SSHRC’s governing council has the mandate to advise the president of SSHRC on strategy, risk management, performance management and stakeholder relations, with the goal of ensuring SSHRC’s priorities and programs support high-quality research, training and knowledge mobilization, and enable a strong, vibrant research community in the social sciences and humanities.

The vice-president and chair of SSHRC’s governing council chairs its meetings and plays a key role in strengthening the council’s ability to provide SSHRC’s president with independent guidance.

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

Vice-President and Chair of Council

Martha Crago

Martha Crago
Research and Innovation
McGill University
Montréal, Quebec


Adel Badri

Adel Badri
Department of Industrial Engineering
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Trois-Rivières, Quebec

Catherine Beaudry

Catherine Beaudry
Department of Mathematical and Industrial Engineering
Polytechnique Montréal
Montréal, Quebec

Neil Cooke

Neil Cooke
Vice-President Academic
Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Cinthia Duclos

Cinthia Duclos
Associate Professor
Faculty of Law
Université Laval
Laval, Quebec

Siân Echard

Siân Echard
Department of English Language and Literatures
The University of British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia

Karen R. Grant

Karen R. Grant
Senior Scholar
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Ted Hewitt

Ted Hewitt
SSHRC President
Ottawa, Ontario

Åsa Kachan

Åsa Kachan
CEO and Chief Librarian
Halifax Public Libraries
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Normand Labrie

Normand Labrie
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario

E. Dianne Looker

E. Dianne Looker
Professor Emerita
Acadia University and
Mount Saint Vincent University
Wolfville and Halifax, Nova Scotia

Claudia Malacrida

Claudia Malacrida
Professor of sociology (emerita)
University of Lethbridge
Lethbridge, Alberta

Carmen Robertson

Carmen Robertson
Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in North American Indigenous Visual and Material Culture
Joint-appointed to the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies, the School for Studies in Art and Culture, and the Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art, and Culture
Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario

Malinda Smith

Malinda Smith
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta

Marie-Eve Sylvestre

Marie-Eve Sylvestre
Dean and Full Professor
Faculty of Law
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario

Anoush F. Terjanian

Anoush F. Terjanian
Special Adviser to the Vice-President
International and Francophonie
University of Ottawa

Photos: Martin Lipman

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