Joint & Bone Initiative

Governing Board (BOG)

The Governing Board (BOG) oversees the overall function and direction of the Institute based on on-going communications with, and the annual report provided by, the BJI Executive Committee regarding the status, progress, and immediate future plans of the Institute.  It is responsible for a wide range of performance-related activities (see Terms of Reference below)

Primary Goal

Western’s Bone and Joint Institute (BJI) Governing Board (BOG) oversees the overall function and direction of the Institute.

Membership

In accordance with Western University’s policy #7.9 and the Bone and Joint Institute (BJI) designation proposal at Western University (August 2014), BOG ex-officio voting members include Western’s Vice-President (Research - or designate), Western’s Vice-President (external), the Deans (or designates) from the Faculties that have principal roles in the success of the Institute (Engineering, Health Sciences, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Science, and Social Science), and representatives from partners that have a role in the success of the Institute (Lawson Health Research Institute - Scientific Director or designate), Robarts Research Institute - Scientific Director or designate, and Division of Orthopaedic Surgery - Chair or designate). Appointed voting members include a consumer representative, a trainee representative, and an industry representative. The BJI Scientific Director, Director of Operations, Director of Training and Education, and Chair of the Research and Business Advisory Committee are ex-officio non-voting members (not eligible to serve as Chair, Vice-Chair, or industry representative of the BOG). Other members of the BJI Operations Committee as well as the Research and Business Advisory Committee are not eligible to serve as BOG members.

Terms

The Chair and Vice-Chair will be elected by the BOG based on nominations by the BJI Operations Committee to serve a 2-year term, with the possibility for renewal. Appointed members will serve a 2-year term that is renewable.

Frequency of Meetings

Annual BOG meetings will be held in person and/or electronically (e.g. tele/web conferencing). At the call of the BOG chair, additional electronic meetings may be held as needed. Individual members of the BOG will be invited to attend and participate in the BJI annual retreat and planning workshops, which will be held from time to time.

Quorum

Quorum is a majority of members (50% +1). The BOG 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 BOG is responsible for:

  • providing strategic advice to the BJI Executive Committee regarding the direction and function of the Institute (immediate and long-term plans)
  • making nominations for membership on the BJI BOG as well as the Research and Business Advisory Committee;
  • transmitting reports to the Vice-President (Research) for submission to Senate;
  • helping with fundraising for the Institute’s activities and programs;
  • assisting with partnership development;
  • providing advice and guidance on sustainability;
  • supporting and reviewing the performance of the Scientific Director, Director of Operations, as well as the Director of Training and Education;
  • in consultation with the BJI Operations Committee and Research and Business Advisory Committee, organizing an external review of the Institute’s impact, management, leadership, and governance at least every five years (normally coincident with the final year of the Director’s term);
  • appointing the Director of Operations and the Director of Training and Education based on the recommendation of the BJI Scientific Director and Operations Committee;
  • and accounting to stakeholders for the Institute’s performance.

Evaluation and Revision of the Terms of Reference

BOG terms of reference and membership shall be reviewed by the BOG annually to ensure adequate adherence to Western University’s policy #7.9 and the Bone and Joint Institute (BJI) designation proposal at Western University (August 2014). The current terms were approved by the BOG July 31, 2016.

Source

Sections 3 of the Bone and Joint Institute 2015 Annual Report at Western University (June 2016), subsection 5.1 of the designation proposal at Western University (August 2014), and Western University’s Manual of Administrative Policies and Procedures, policy 7. 9 (June 26, 2014).

* Note: The Scientific Director is appointed by the Provost & Vice-President (Academic) based on the recommendation of the Vice-President (Research)/Selection Committee – as per Western University’s Manual of Administrative Policies and Procedures, policy 7. 9 section 2.01 (June 26, 2014).

Cecil Rorabeck



Chair

Linda Miller



Vice Chair

Robert Anderson

Ken McRae (ADR) serving as designate on the Board

Dean of Social Science

John Capone



Vice-President (Research)

Kelly Cole



Vice-President (External)

Charmaine Dean



Dean of Science

S. Jayne Garland



Dean of Health Sciences

Ray Elliott



Industry Representative

David Hill



Scientific Director, Lawson Health Research Institute

Andrew Hrymak

Hesham El Naggar (ADR) serving as designate on the Board

Dean of Engineering

Nikolas Knowles



Trainee Representative

Maryls Koschinsky



Scientific & Executive Director of Robarts Research Institute

Anne Lyddiatt



Consumer Representative

Steven MacDonald



Chair, Division of Othopaedic Surgery

Michael Strong



Dean of Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Trevor Birmingham

Director of Training & Education - Bone and Joint Institute

Ex-Officio

Jeff Dixon

Director of Operations - Bone and Joint Institute

Ex-Officio

David Holdsworth

Scientific Director - Bone and Joint Institute

Ex-Officio

Jann Paquette-Warren

Manager of Research & Innovation

Ex-Officio

Shannon Woodhouse

Operations Manager

Ex-Officio