Call for Board Nominations

The CAR is looking for candidates to fill two positions on its Board of Directors

Candidates must be CAR members in good standing

Deadline for nominations: October 31, 2017

In April 2018, the Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR) will need to replace two departing directors of its Board: Dr. Laurence Péloquin from Montreal (QC), and Dr. Scott Harris from St. John’s (NL). Both have served the Board and the CAR members with distinction. We thank them for their dedication and many contributions to the work of the Board. 

By offering your name in nomination, you can help the CAR continue to promote the highest standards in patient-centered imaging, lifelong learning and research. With new initiatives on the horizon, the CAR needs, and welcomes, the enthusiastic participation of its members on the CAR Board of Directors. We are specifically looking for candidates from the province of Quebec and from the Atlantic region (provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick).

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

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you require any further information at info@car.ca

Dr. William Miller
Chair, CAR Board Nominations Working Group

Board of Directors

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

  • Applies business judgment in the best interests of the association 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 CAR matters
  • Accepts and adheres to the CAR Board Duties and Responsibilities
  • Demonstrates an energetic ability to accomplish the CAR’s objectives 
  • Demonstrates executive temperament
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills
  • Has demonstrated positive performance in current and previous provincial and/or national organizations 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 years) or until his/her successor is elected
  • A Board Director is expected to attend four Board of Directors’ meeting (one in January, two in April (during the CAR Annual Scientific Meeting) and one in September) and participates on a few teleconferences per year
  • A Board Director is expected to serve on some Working Groups

Nomination Process 

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

Email: info@car.ca 

Fax: 613 860-3112 

Mailing Address: 

CAR Board Director Nomination
600-294 Albert Street
Ottawa, ON  K1P 6E6 

PLEASE NOTE: You must be a CAR member in good standing to submit a 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 October 31 of the subsequent year. This reactivation does not require any new supporting data.

Nomination Timeline

September 18, 2017 Nomination process opens

October 31, 2017 Closing day for submitting nominations

November 1-21, 2017 Interviews (via telephone) of selected candidates are conducted by the Board Nominations Working Group

January 5, 2018 The Board Nominations Working Group sends its recommendations to the CAR Office

January 20, 2018 2018-19 Board of Directors slate is approved by the CAR Board of Directors

January 29-31, 2018 Notifications are sent to all selected and non-selected nominated candidates

April 6, 2018   2018-19 Board of Directors slate is posted on the CAR website

April 28, 2018   2018-19 Board of Directors slate is voted by the CAR members at the Annual General Meeting

Evaluation Criteria

The evaluation criteria used by the Board Nominations Working Group to select Board Directors include:

  • Have an profound knowledge of the CAR
  • Adhere to the CAR’s vision and mission
  • Demonstrated ability to lead
  • Involvement in CAR activities
  • Activity in the radiology community, locally and/or nationally
  • Particular leadership needs of the CAR at the time candidates are being considered
  • Education/training
  • Type of career (i.e. teaching/academic; research; administration and finance)
  • CAR membership is current and in good standing

2018-2019 Board Nominations Working Group:

  • Dr. William Miller (ON), Chair
  • Dr. William Anderson (AB)
  • Dr. Laurence Péloquin (QC)
  • Dr. Michael Barry (NB)
  • Dr. Alex Botsford (NS)