About Us: Governance

The University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics (JCB) is governed by an Advisory Council consisting of representatives from all the member organizations in the JCB, both the University of Toronto and the partner health care organizations.

The University of Toronto will be represented by the Vice-Provost, Relations with Health Care Institutions who will also chair the Advisory Council, as well as the Deans of Arts and Science, Law, Nursing, and the School of Graduate Studies or their designates. The partner organizations will be represented by the CEO of each organization or a designate from the executive team of that organization. The Advisory Council will meet once a year. The mandate of the Advisory Council will be to provide advice to the Executive Committee and the Director of the JCB.

The Executive Committee will consist of 9 members (including the chair). The Executive Committee will meet three times a year (Fall, Winter, Spring terms) or more frequently, as required, at the call of the Chair. Its mandate is to:

  1. Approve the JCB’s mission, vision, and goals;
  2. Evaluate progress against the mission, vision and goals;
  3. Approve the JCB budget and set membership fees;
  4. Approve appointment of new faculty members to the JCB; and, (5) Establish the agenda for the annual Advisory Council meeting.

The University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics also has an internal advisory committee. The members of the advisory committee are leaders in clinical, research and education initiatives and include representatives from the affiliate university departments, teaching programs and healthcare organizations.