Organization Profile - Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

The information presented on the following pages is for reference purposes only and should not be considered or relied on as an authoritative or exhaustive source of all Governor in Council appointments or positions.

Minister Responsible

Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry

Appointment Provisions

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Act
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/S-12/page-1.html#docCont

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council is comprised of:
  • a President appointed by the Governor in Council for such term not exceeding five years as the GIC may determine; eligible for reappointment in the same or another capacity; and
  • not more than eighteen members appointed by the Governor in Council for such term not exceeding three years as will ensure as far as possible the expiration in any one year of the terms of appointment of fewer than half of the members; eligible for reappointment in the same or another capacity.
A Vice-President may be appointed by the Council, with approval of the GIC, from among members.

In the event of the absence or incapacity of the President or if the office of President is vacant, the Vice-President has and may exercise all the powers of the President.

There is an Executive Committee of the Council consisting of the President, the Vice-President and at least six other members selected by the Council.

Quorum

A majority of the members of the Council shall constitute a quorum at any meeting of the Council. A majority of the members of the Executive Committee shall constitute a quorum at any meeting of the Executive Committee. (By-laws of Council).

Remuneration

Vice-president/member

  • For duties on behalf of the Council in addition to ordinary duties, remuneration fixed by the Council.

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
President (GC -9)
Hewitt, Warren Edward
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2015-03-01
2026-02-28
Vice-President and Member 
Labrie, Normand
Toronto, Ontario
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2023-12-07
2027-07-06
Members 
Abdelmagid, Walid
Burnaby, British Columbia
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2024-06-21
2027-06-20
Bharwani, Aleem
Calgary, Alberta
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2024-05-03
2027-05-02
Bourgeois, Yves
Shippagan, New Brunswick
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2023-03-14
2026-03-13
Cooke, Neil
Selkirk, Manitoba
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2014-01-30
2025-07-06
Gassanov, Margaret
Ancaster, Ontario
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2024-05-03
2027-05-02
James, Valarie Angela
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2024-06-21
2027-06-20
Kachan, Asa
Halifax, Nova Scotia
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2018-02-07
2026-03-13
Labrie, Normand
Toronto, Ontario
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2018-03-21
2027-07-06
Montpetit, Eric
Montréal, Quebec
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2024-05-24
2027-05-23
Robertson, Carmen
Casselman, Ontario
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2018-02-07
2026-02-21
Salami, Oluwabukola
Calgary, Alberta
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2024-05-03
2027-05-02
Smith, Malinda
Calgary, Alberta
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2021-03-11
2026-05-02
Sylvestre, Marie-Eve (Future Appointment)
Ottawa, Ontario
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2024-07-22
2026-07-21
Wallin, Dawn
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2024-05-09
2027-05-08
4 Vacant Positions
Total vacancies:4