Canadian Institutes of Health Research Act

Version of section 7 from 2002-12-31 to 2012-03-15:

Marginal note:Governing Council
  •  (1) There shall be a Governing Council of the CIHR consisting of not more than 20 members, one of whom shall be the President of the CIHR.

  • Marginal note:Appointment and tenure of members

    (2) Each initial member of the Governing Council, other than the President, 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) The members appointed under subsection (2) shall be appointed to hold office during pleasure. They may be appointed to no more than two consecutive terms.

  • 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.

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