Joint & Bone Initiative

Seminar Committee (SemC)

The Seminar Committee (SemC) organizes and implements a seminar series and workshops to expose the MSK community to a variety of research topics and encourage the exchange of ideas among disciplines that may stimulate new collaborations, innovations, and solutions (see Terms of Reference).

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Primary Goal

The Bone and Joint Institute (BJI) Seminar Committee (SemC) organizes and implements a seminar series and workshops to: 1) expose the MSK community to a variety of research topics in musculoskeletal health research that are relevant to multiple disciplines; and 2) encourage the exchange of ideas among disciplines that may spark interesting discussions and stimulate new collaborations, innovations, and solutions.

Membership

SemC membership consists of at least one BJI Faculty member (to serve as Chair) along with at least two appointed trainees representing multiple Faculties (Engineering, Health Sciences, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Science, and Social Science). Total membership should not exceed 7 members at any one time.

The BJI Operations Manager is a non-voting, ex-officio members of the SemC, and not eligible to serve as its Chair or Vice-Chair.

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 EXC. BJI Governing Board and Research and Business Advisory Committee members are not eligible to serve as EXC members.

Terms

Members will serve a 1- (trainees) or a 2- (BJI Faculty members) year term that is renewable. The Chair will be appointed by the BJI Operations Committee based on nominations from the BJI membership and will normally serve a 2-year term that is renewable. The Chair will serve as a member of the BJI Operations Committee. Other members will be appointed by the Chair in consultation with the BJI Operations Committee based on nominations by BJI members. To maintain continuity, appointments will be staggered so that only one-third of members will be considered for replacement or re-appointment each year.

Frequency of Meetings

At minimum, one meeting per academic term will be held in person and/or electronically (i.e. tele/web conferencing). The Chair may call additional meetings as needed.

Quorum

Quorum is a majority of members (50% +1). The SemC is expected to operate by consensus. When consensus cannot be reached, the Chair will consult the Institute By-Laws and Procedures.

Conflict of Interest

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.

Mandate

The SemC is responsible for:
  • soliciting nominations for seminar series or workshop speakers/topics;
  • selecting outstanding researchers and presenters (from around the world) with expertise in a variety of research topics in musculoskeletal health research to deliver seminars/workshops;
  • ensuring that topics selected are relevant to different disciplines and that they are represented as equally as possible;
  • promoting the seminar series within the Faculties and the London MSK research community and encouraging participation broadly (e.g., via suggesting possible speakers and attending the events);
  • providing a forum that encourages the exchange of ideas among disciplines, enables the interaction of speakers with trainees, fuels discussions, stimulates new collaborations, and inspires innovations and solutions.

Powers

The powers of the SemC include making decisions related to delivering seminars and workshops that support the function and implementation of the Institute’s objectives. On all matters relating to the Institute and its function, the SemC will be accountable to the BJI Operations Committee.

Evaluation and Revision of the Terms of Reference

SemC terms of reference and membership shall be reviewed annually by the BJI Operations Committee. The current terms were approved by the BJI Operations Committee June 1, 2016.

Source

Section 3 of the Bone and Joint Institute 2015 Annual Report at Western University (June 2016)

Ana Luisa Trejos

Ana Luisa Trejos

Chair

Engineering Rep

Silvia Penula

Silvia Penula



Schulich Rep

Matthew Veras

Matthew Veras

Schulich PhD Trainee

Trainee Rep

Kevin Shoemaker

Kevin Shoemaker



Health Sciences Rep

Vacant

Vacant



Science Rep

Vacant

Vacant



Social Science Rep

Shannon Woodhouse

Shannon Woodhouse

Manager of Operations

Ex Officio
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