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Canadian Institutes of Health Research Act

Version of section 7 from 2018-06-21 to 2020-10-05:


Marginal note:Governing Council

  •  (1) The Governing Council of the CIHR shall consist of not more than 18 members, including the Chairperson appointed under subsection (3.1).

  • Marginal note:Appointment and tenure of members

    (2) Subject to section 8, each initial member of the Governing Council shall be appointed by the Governor in Council to hold office for any term of not more than three years that will ensure, as far as possible, the expiry in any one year of the terms of office of not more than one third of the members. Subsequently appointed members shall be appointed by the Governor in Council for a three-year term.

  • Marginal note:Removal and reappointment

    (3) Except for the Chairperson appointed under subsection (3.1), the members shall be appointed to hold office during pleasure and may be appointed to no more than two consecutive terms.

  • Marginal note:Chairperson

    (3.1) Subject to subsection (3.2), the Governor in Council shall appoint a Chairperson to hold office during pleasure for a term of not more than five years. The Chairperson is eligible for reappointment.

  • Marginal note:Ineligibility for appointment

    (3.2) The President is not eligible to be appointed as the Chairperson.

  • Marginal note:Appointment criteria

    (4) The Governor in Council shall appoint as members of the Governing Council women and men who are able to contribute to the achievement of the objective of the CIHR in the overall interests of Canadians. The Governor in Council shall consider appointing women and men who reflect the highest standards of scientific excellence and women and men who reflect a range of relevant backgrounds and disciplines.

  • 2000, c. 6, s. 7
  • 2010, c. 12, s. 1693
  • 2018, c. 12, s. 250
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