Terms of Reference


The Faculty Leadership Commons (FLC) represents the Dean’s Leadership-level forum for consultation and exchange. Its main purpose is to facilitate networking, teambuilding and ensure timely communication of important Faculty and University matters with the Faculty’s academic and clinical leaders and administrative core leadership team. The FLC will give members the opportunity to provide informal advice and feedback to the Dean while also providing the Dean with a forum to keep the Faculty’s leadership up-to-date on a variety of topics. The FLC will also provide a forum for formal presentations by FLC members, University representatives, and other invited guests.

The FLC is advisory to the Vice Principal Health Affairs and Dean of Medicine and Health Sciences, who chairs the meetings.


The FLC is comprised of:

  • All Department Chairs
  • All Institute Directors
  • Director of the McGill Genome Centre
  • All members of the Deanery Executive Committee:
  1. Associate Vice Principal and Vice Dean, Health Affairs
  2. Vice Dean, Academic Affairs
  3. Vice-Dean, Research
  4. Vice Dean, Education
  5. Vice Dean and Director, Outaouais Campus
  6. Executive Director, Administration and Operations
  7. Associate Dean of Biomedical BSc, Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs
  8. Associate Dean, Education Technology and Innovation, Director of the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning
  9. Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
  10. Associate Dean, Faculty Development
  11. Associate Dean, Research
  12. Associate Dean and Director, School of Population and Global Health, Associate Vice Principal (Global Policy and Innovation)
  13. Associate Dean, School of Biomedical Sciences
  14. Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education
  15. Associate Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education
  16. Associate Dean, Continuing Professional Development
  17. Associate Dean and Director, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy
  18. Associate Dean and Director, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders
  19. Associate Dean and Director, Ingram School of Nursing
  20. Director, Communications Office
  21. Senior Advisor to the VP/Dean (Secretary)

Frequency and Format of Meetings

The FLC meets every 3-4 weeks for 1.5 hours, for the months of September to June. An agenda is provided for each meeting and minutes are recorded and distributed.

Approved:       Faculty Leadership Council:              January 29, 2015
Revised:          Faculty Leadership Commons:          February 11, 2016
Revised:         Deanery Executive Committee:          November 23, 2020

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