The Operations Committee (MOC) provides leadership and two-way communication with Institute members. It guides Institute staff and BJI Executive Committee. Most importantly, it is responsible for the implementation of the Institute’s objectives. (see Terms of Reference).
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Western’s Bone and Joint Institute (BJI) Operations Committee (MOC) members provides leadership and two-way communication with Institute members in their Faculty/sector. It guides Institute staff and BJI Executive Committee, and directs the preparation of the Institute’s annual report and budget based on the recommendations of the BJI Research and Business Advisory Committee and Governing Board. BJI Governing Board approval of the annual report and budget will be sought by the MOC via the BJI Executive Committee. Most importantly, the MOC is responsible for the implementation of the Institute’s objectives.
The BJI MOC membership consist of members of the BJI Executive Committee and Chairs of the BJI Communications, Seminar, and Training and Education Committees (ex-officio voting members). Appointed members include representatives from participating Faculties and stakeholders active in musculoskeletal research and innovation in London. To the greatest extent possible, membership will be diverse in terms of expertise, gender, culture, and sectors. Total membership should not exceed 15 members including the Chair and the Vice-Chair at any one time.
(Note: Membership is in a volunteer capacity. BJI officers, committee members and participants will not be remunerated. The BJI Operations Manager and Manager of Research and Innovation are non-voting, ex-officio members of the MOC, and not eligible to serve as its Chair or Vice-Chair. BJI Governing Board and Research and Business Advisory Committee members, are not be eligible to serve as MOC members.)
Members serve a 3-year term that is renewable once. The MOC Chair is the BJI Director of Operations who is appointed by the BJI Governing Board to serve a 3-year term, with the possibility for renewal once. To maintain continuity, appointments will be staggered so that one-third of members will be considered for replacement or re-appointment each year. Representatives from participating Faculties and stakeholders active in musculoskeletal research and innovation in London will be appointed by the MOC based on the nomination of BJI members.
Monthly MOC meetings are held in person and/or electronically (i.e. by tele/web conferencing). At the call of the MOC chair, meetings may be re-scheduled, or cancelled as required, and additional meetings may be held.
Quorum is a majority of members (50% +1). The MOC is expected to operate by consensus. When consensus cannot be reached, the Chair will consult the Institute By-Laws and Procedures.
Members are: (a) required to disclose any conflict or potential conflict, and (b) prohibited from discussing/voting on any matter in which there is a conflict. Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed prior to meetings and/or prior to discussion of the specific issue. Members in conflict will normally be expected to leave the meeting while the specific issue is discussed.
The MOC responsibilities are:
The powers of the MOC include providing crucial information to support decision making related to actionable items and functions that support implementation of the Institute’s objectives. The MOC has the power to select MOC members and to appoint the chairs for MOC sub-committees (e.g. Communications, Seminar, and Training and Education Committees). On all matters relating to the Institute and its function, the MOC will be accountable to the BJI Governing Board that includes the Vice-President (Research) and Deans of participating Faculties (or designates).
MOC terms of reference and membership shall be reviewed annually by the BJI Governing Board to ensure adequate adherence to the requirements of the Institute. The current terms were approved by the BJI Governing Board July 31, 2016.
Sections 3 of the Bone and Joint Institute 2015 Annual Report at Western University (June 2016) and designation proposal at Western University (August 2014) subsection 5.1.