The Bone and Joint Institute (BJI) Trainee Leadership Commitee (TLC) is dedicated to engaging trainees in activities that will fosters the integration and convergence of disciplines to successfully contribute to musculoskeletal health research. (see Terms of Reference).
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The Bone and Joint Institute (BJI) Trainee Leadership Committee (TLC) is dedicated to engaging trainees interested in musculoskeletal (MSK) health research. The Committee is focused on facilitating participation in academic and social activities that will fosters the integration and convergence of disciplines.
TLC membership consists of the at least three appointed Collaborative Training Program in MSK Health Research (CMHR) trainees representing multiple Faculties (Engineering, Health Sciences, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Science, and Social Science). At least one trainee representative who holds a seat on each of the following committees: BJI Operations Committee (MOC), Training and Education Committee (TEC), Seminars Committee (SemC), and Communications Committee (ComC) will automatically hold a seat on TLC to facilitate information sharing. Total membership should not exceed 8 members at any one time.
The BJI Administrative Assistant is a non-voting, ex-officio members of the TLC, 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.
Members will serve a 1-year term that is renewable. The Chair and Vice-chair are appointed by the BJI TEC to serve a 2-year term, with the possibility for renewal once. The Chair and Vice-chair will also serve as a member of the BJI MOC or TEC. Other members are appointed according to current seats on BJI committees or by the Chair in consultation with the BJI TEC after a review of nominations by BJI trainees and faculty members.
Quarterly meetings will be held in person and/or electronically (i.e. tele/web conferencing). The Chair may call additional meetings as needed.
Quorum is a majority of members (50% +1). The TLC 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 powers of the TLC include making decisions related to training and education activities within its mandate that support the function and implementation of the Institute’s objectives. On all matters relating to the Institute and its function, the TLC will be accountable to the BJI TEC.
TLC terms of reference and membership shall be reviewed annually by the BJI TEC. The current terms are currently under review by the BJI TEC.
Bone and Joint Institute internal 2017 documents at Western University (February 2017).