Science Council

The Science Council (SC) is chaired by the President and composed of all 13 Scientific Directors, the Executive Management Team, the Director of Science, Knowledge Translation and Ethics and two non-voting ex-officio members. SC develops, implements and reports on CIHR's research and knowledge translation strategy, in accordance with the CIHR Act and the overarching strategic directions set out by Governing Council. This includes approving funding for all research and knowledge translation initiatives.

SC has established a subcommittee to assist in the discharge of its broad mandate and decision-making responsibilities:

  • The Subcommittee on Implementation and Oversight (SCIO) oversees the effective development of research and research policy initiatives with measurable impact and aligned with CIHR's Strategic Plan.

SC Terms of Reference

Membership

Michael Strong (Chair)
President, CIHR

Jane Rylett
Scientific Director
Institute of Aging

Brian H. Rowe
Scientific Director
Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health

Christopher McMaster
Scientific Director
Institute of Genetics

Shoo Lee
Scientific Director
Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health

Karim Khan
Scientific Director
Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis

Norman Rosenblum
Scientific Director
Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes

Adrian Mota
Associate Vice-President
Research Programs, CIHR

Stephen Robbins
Scientific Director
Institute of Cancer Research

Cara Tannenbaum
Scientific Director
Institute of Gender Health

Rick Glazier
Scientific Director
Institute of Health Services and Policy Research

Charu Kaushic
Scientific Director
Institute of Infection and Immunity

Carrie Bourassa
Scientific Director
Institute of Indigenous Peoples' Health

Samuel Weiss
Scientific Director 
Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addictions 

Steven J. Hoffman
Scientific Director
Institute of Population and Public Health

Michel Perron
Executive Vice-President, CIHR

Tammy J Clifford
Vice-President, Research Programs, CIHR

Christian Sylvain
Acting Associate Vice-President, Governance and External Relations, CIHR

Dalia Morcos-Fraser
Chief Financial Officer

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