2017 Board Nominations

Call for CRF Board Director Nominations


The CRF is looking for candidates from Ontario and the Prairies

to fill two positions on its Board of Directors


Candidates must be CAR members in good standing 


Deadline for nominations: December 31, 2017


In April 2018, the Canadian Radiological Foundation (CRF) will need to replace two departing Directors of its Board: Dr. Ian Hammond (President) from Ottawa (ON) and Dr. Robert Sevick from Calgary (AB). Both have served the Board with distinction and 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 CRF continue 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 province of Ontario and one candidate from the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.

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.

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

Dr. Ian Hammond (out-going CRF President)
Chair, CRF Board Nominations Working Group

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 
  • Board Directors are expected to attend one Board of Directors’ meeting (during the CAR Annual Scientific Meeting) and participate on a few teleconferences per year 
  • Board Directors are expected to participate 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 CRF Board 
  3. Your vision for the CRF
  • The nomination must be accompanied by letters of support from two members in good standing of the CAR
  • Forward your nomination to (Please indicate in the subject line: CRF Board Director Nomination):
    Email: crf@car.ca
    Fax: 613 860-3112

    Mailing Address:

    CRF Board Director Nomination c/o CAR
    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 December 31 of the subsequent year. This reactivation does not require any new supporting data.

Nomination Timeline 

November 13, 2017 Nomination process opens

December 31, 2017 Closing day for submitting nominations

January 8-19, 2018 Interviews (via telephone) of selected candidates conducted by the Board Nominations Working Group

By January 31, 2018 2018-19 Board of Directors slate gets approved by the CRF Board of Directors

February 5, 2018 Notifications sent to all selected and non-selected nominated candidates

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

April 28, 2018 - 2018-19 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 Working Group to select Board Directors includes:

  • Having 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 

2018-2019 Board Nominations Working Group

  • Dr. Ian Hammond (ON), Chair
  • Dr. Robert Sevick (AB)
  • Dr. Bruce Forster (BC)