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The Royal College is governed by a Council chaired by its President. The Immediate Past-President or President-Elect (whichever of the two is in office) is also entitled to attend meetings of Council.

Council consists of twenty-four members who are elected, by the Royal College Fellows, based on place of residency and the five main regions of Canada according to a set formula. The election process is described in full in article 11.2 of Royal College Bylaw 19.

Council may also appoint a maximum of two Fellows-at-large and five public members. These members are appointed to complement the skills and perspectives of the elected members of Council. As future Fellows of the Royal College, residents are also assured a voice on Council with the appointment of a specialty resident member by Council. The resident member is invited to speak impartially on issues affecting all residents.


President

Francoise P. Chagnon, MDCM, FACS, CHE, FRCSC - President

Francoise P. Chagnon, MDCM, FACS, CHE, FRCSC - President
Montréal, Que.

Françoise P. Chagnon, MDCM, FRCSC, FACS, CHE, ADM.A, C.Dir, is a graduate of McGill University in Montreal and completed specialty training in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at McGill teaching hospitals. Following a fellowship in Laryngology, Voice Science and Care of the Professional Voice at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., she was named founding director of the Montreal General Hospital Voice Clinic. More »

Past-President

Kevin Imrie, MD, FRCPC, FACP - Past-President

Kevin Imrie, MD, FRCPC, FACP - Past-President
Toronto, Ont

Kevin Imrie, MD, FRCPC, FACP, is the physician-in-chief and professor of medicine at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. A clinical hematologist, Dr. Imrie is also the Vice-Chair, Education for the University of Toronto’s department of medicine, overseeing the continuum of medical education in the department. More »

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Region 1

Robin Cox, MD, FRCPC

Robin Cox, MD, FRCPC
Calgary, Alta.

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Kamal Rungta, MD, FRCPC

Kamal Rungta, MD, FRCPC
Vancouver, B.C.

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Douglas Hedden, MD, FRCSC

Douglas Hedden, MD, FRCSC
Edmonton, Alta.

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David Ross, MD, FRCSC

David Ross, MD, FRCSC
Edmonton, Alta.

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Region 2

Elizabeth Cowden, MD, FRCPC

Elizabeth Cowden, MD, FRCPC
Winnipeg, Man.

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Bill Pope, MD, FRCPC

Bill Pope, MD, FRCPC
Winnipeg, Man.

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Brian Clapson, MD, FRCSC

Brian Clapson, MD, FRCSC
Saskatoon, Sask.

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BJ Hancock, MD, FRCSC

BJ Hancock, MD, FRCSC
Winnipeg, Man.

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Region 3

Katharine Gillis, MD, FRCPC

Katharine Gillis, MD, FRCPC
Ottawa, Ont

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Brian Hodges, MD, FRCPC

Brian Hodges, MD, FRCPC
Toronto, Ont.

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Christopher O’Brien, CM, MD, FRCPC

Christopher O’Brien, CM, MD, FRCPC
Brantford, Ont.

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Vivian McAlister, Man., FRCSC

Vivian McAlister, Man., FRCSC
London, Ont.

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Amy Nakajima, MD, FRCSC

Amy Nakajima, MD, FRCSC
Ottawa, Ont.

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Jim Wilson, MD, FRCSC

Jim Wilson, MD, FRCSC
Kingston, Ont.

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Region 4

Louise Côté, MD, FRCPC

Louise Côté, MD, FRCPC
Sainte-Foy, Que.

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Marie-Hélène LeBlanc, MD, FRCPC

Marie-Hélène LeBlanc, MD, FRCPC
Sainte-Foy, Que.

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Donald Palisaitis, MD, FRCPC

Donald Palisaitis, MD, FRCPC
Senneville, Que.

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Gaétan Brochu, B. Sc, MD, FRCSC, FACS

Gaétan Brochu, B. Sc, MD, FRCSC, FACS
Québec, Que.

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Robert Sabbagh, MD, MSc, FRCSC

Robert Sabbagh, MD, MSc, FRCSC
Sherbrooke, Que.

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Region 5

David Allison, MD, FRCPC

David Allison, MD, FRCPC
St. John's, Nfld.

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John Finley, MD, FRCPC

John Finley, MD, FRCPC
Halifax, N.S.

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Robert LaRoche, MD, FRCSC

Robert LaRoche, MD, FRCSC
Halifax, N.S.

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James O’Brien, MD, FRCSC

James O’Brien, MD, FRCSC
Saint John, N.B.

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Appointed Public Members

Chantal Bernier, LL.M.

Chantal Bernier, LL.M.
Ottawa, Ont.

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Carrie Bourassa, PhD

Carrie Bourassa, PhD
Regina, Sask.

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Sophia Leong

Sophia Leong
Ottawa, Ont.

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Bill Tholl MA, ICD.D

Bill Tholl MA, ICD.D
Ottawa, Ont.

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Resident Member

Jasmine Hasselback, MD

Jasmine Hasselback, MD
University of Saskatchewan

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Fellows-at-Large

Richard Reznick, MD, FRCSC

Richard Reznick, MD, FRCSC
Kingston, Ont.

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Alika Lafontaine, BSc, MD, FRCPC

Alika Lafontaine, BSc, MD, FRCPC
Grand Prairie, Alta.

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