Call for the CRF Board Director Nominations from the Western Region

Deadline to submit nominations: September 30, 2021

In April 2022, the Canadian Radiological Foundation (CRF) will need to replace one departing Director of its Board: Dr. Bruce Forster (President) from Vancouver (British Columbia) who has served the Board with distinction and we thank him for his dedication and many contributions to the work of the Board.

 

By offering your name in nomination, you can help the CRF to advance its mission to promote the art and science of radiology through research and education. With new initiatives on the horizon, the CRF needs and welcomes the enthusiastic participation of its members on the CRF Board of Directors. We are specifically looking for one candidate from the Western region (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba).

 

We thank you in advance for taking an active role in this nomination process and look forward to hearing from you – this is an opportunity to make your voice heard.

 

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the governing body of the CRF and:

  • Applies business judgment in the best interests of the foundation on behalf of its members
  • Has responsibility for governance, control and oversight, as well as participation in the preparation and approval of the strategic plan, annual plan and budget
  • May exercise its authority directly or through Working Groups of the Board
  • Provides direction, advice and counsel to senior management

Attributes of a Director

  • Demonstrates leadership capabilities
  • Thinks strategically
  • Thinks innovatively
  • Maintains a global perspective on professional issues and CRF matters
  • Accepts and adheres to the CRF Board Duties and Responsibilities
  • Demonstrates an energetic ability to accomplish the CRF’s objectives
  • Demonstrates executive temperament
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills
  • Has demonstrated positive performance in current and previous provincial and/or national foundations or other professional/volunteer roles

Further information can be obtained by consulting the following documents:

Time Requirements

  • A Board Director serves a two (2) year term (renewable twice, for a total of six (6) years) or until his/her successor is elected
  • The Board usually meets three (3) times per year:
    • Early/Mid-March (1h teleconference to approve the audited financials for the Annual General Meeting)
    • Mid-/End April (half-day meeting during the CAR’s Annual Scientific Meeting)
    • Mid-October (half-day meeting to review the projects of upcoming year)
  • The Board may hold additional meetings by teleconference to discuss a specific topic or approve a proposal
  • Board Directors are expected to participate on some Working Groups

Nomination Process

PLEASE NOTE: You must be a CAR member in good standing to submit a nomination

  • The nomination should contain a Statement of Interest and a current Curriculum Vitae
  • The Statement of Interest (preferably in English) should include the following three (3) headings and describe:
    • Your qualifications and experience
    • What you would bring to the CRF Board
    • Your vision for the CRF
  • The nomination must be accompanied by letters of support (preferably in English) from two (2) members in good standing of the CAR
  • Forward your nomination by email to cgourlin@car.ca (Please indicate in the subject line: CRF Board Director Nomination)

If unsuccessful the first year, the nomination may be reactivated by any member in good standing for consideration for a maximum of two (2) years following the first submission. This can be done by submitting a letter requesting reactivation by September 30 of the subsequent year. This reactivation does not require any new supporting data.

 

 

Nomination Timeline

  • August 3, 2021: Nomination process opens
  • September 30, 2021: Closing day for submitting nominations
  • By October 31, 2021: 2022-2023 Board of Directors slate gets approved by the CRF Board of Directors
  • April 9, 2022: 2022-2023 Board of Directors slate is voted by the CRF members at the Annual General Meeting

Evaluation Criteria

The evaluation criteria used by the Board Nominations Standing Committee to select Board Directors includes:

  • Have a profound knowledge of the CAR
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • History of service to the CAR and the radiology community locally and/or nationally
  • Particular leadership needs of the CRF at the time candidates are being considered re. geographic and gender balance
  • Type of career e.g. community vs. academic practice
  • CAR membership is current and in good standing
  • Interest or experience in fund raising is an asset

2021-2022 Board Nominations Standing Committee:

  • Dr. Bruce Forster (BC), Chair
  • Dr. Andrea Lum (ON)
  • Dr. David Vickar (AB)