Organizational Structure

a. Faculty lead

A Chair and Associate Chair for the HNRC are chosen by majority vote of the Core Faculty Members at minimum every three years. The Chair is the main contact person for the HNRC. Their role will be to organize and chair the monthly meetings. The Associate Chair may act on their behalf when they are not available.

b. Organizational Structure

The HNRC will be managed by the faculty members and student liaisons. There are two types of faculty members. Core Faculty Members are faculty who hold an appointment with Memorial University and have a mandate, as a principal investigator, for human neuroscience research. This would be evidenced by publications and grants in the field. Affiliated Members are faculty or clinicians (doctors, nurses, pharmacists, therapists, etc.) from Memorial University or affiliated institutions (e.g. health authorities) who contribute to human neuroscience research but do not necessarily conduct human neuroscience research as a principal investigator. Affiliated members may participate in all activities of the HNRC. Anyone who wishes to join the HNRC can make a written request, including their CV, to the Chair. Their membership will be confirmed by a majority vote of the Core Faculty Members. All decisions will be made by a vote of the Core Faculty Members. Any student or post-doctoral fellow at Memorial University may join the HNRC as a Student Member. Each year, one or two student members will be nominated to serve as Student Liaisons. Student Liaisons will attend the monthly meetings of the Core Faculty Members, and have voting rights at these meetings. One of the student liaisons will also serve as the coordinator for the journal club.

c. Faculty Involvement

Core and Affiliate Faculty Members meet once per month to coordinate the activities of the HNRC. They participate in the various activities of the HNRC, including the monthly journal club and annual BrainWaves Conference.