The McDonald Institute is governed by a Board of Management who oversee the development and delivery of the organizational strategic plan, performance management, financial oversight and risk management, whilst overseeing policies, procedures, reporting and training for senior staff.
The Board meet regularly throughout the year to provide strategic guidance to its sub-committees and the management team. The Board is also responsible for appointing the Scientific Director and approving the Managing Director, who together implement the strategic plan and move the organization towards achieving the vision and mission. The Scientific Director (Dr. Tony Noble) is a permanent voting board member, who provides scientific leadership and acts as the principal administrator for the Institute. The Managing Director (Mr. Fouad Elgindy) is the senior executive administrator for the McDonald Institute and oversees all knowledge translation, strategic and corporate affairs. Board members are identified through a nomination process involving all the official partners of the McDonald Institute. Identified board members are approved by the Principal of Queen’s University (Dr. Daniel Woolf).
Board of Management
Interim Vice-Principal (Research)
Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Studies)
Director Finance and Administration
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry
Associate Vice-President, Research Partnerships, Innovation and Economic Development
Associate Vice-President (Strategic Initiatives and Operations)
University of Alberta
Chair, Department of Physics
Scientific Advisory Committee: Advises the board on the progress of McDonald Institute research goals and strategic direction, making recommendations for changes to better achieve those goals.
Members: Alan Robinson, U de M; Askel Hallin, U of A; Clarence Virtue, SNOLAB; David Sinclair, Carleton; Lawrence Woodrow, Queen’s; Nigel Smith, SNOLAB; Thomas Brunner, McGill; Tony Noble, McDonald Institute
Partnerships & Commercialization Committee: Provides advice on the development of partnerships, and approves policies and procedures regarding the disclosure, evaluation, and commercialization of McDonald Institute technologies. (Membership TBD).
Faculty Appointments Advisory Committee: Provides advice for faculty recruitment strategies and advertising and makes final recommendations for faculty hires to the Executive Committee. (Membership TBD).
Finance, Audit & Risk Management Committee: Supports the Board to ensure financial and organizational viability and sustainability. Responsibilities include overseeing financial affairs, reviewing board policies and managing risk.
Members: Steve Tanner (Chair), Queen’s; Craig Fowler, Laurentian; Edward Nkole, McDonald Institute; Fouad Elgindy, McDonald Institute; Gail Atwill, Carleton; Tony Noble, McDonald Institute; Alysha Croker (Observer), CFREF
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee: Oversees the implementation of an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion framework to increase the considerations, engagement and representation of under-represented groups within and across the activities and profile of the McDonald Institute.
Members: Nick Mosey(Chair), Queen’s; Catherine Anley, U of A; Cherilyn Nobleza, U of T; Fouad Elgindy, McDonald Institute; Heidi Penning, Queen’s; Patricia Baxter; Tynan Alexander Jarrett, McGill; Alysha Crocker (Observer), CFREF;