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Finance and Audit Committee

The Finance and Audit Committee (FAC) assists the Board in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities by monitoring and making recommendations respecting the sufficiency, transparency, and integrity of the organization’s financial health and sustainability. The committee also monitors and reviews the effectiveness of CRKN internal controls, risk management activities, and the conduct of the independent audit process.


Denis Cossette (Chair)
Chief Financial Officer
Concordia University

Dale Amerud
Strategic Business Advisor, Finance
University of Saskatchewan

Martin Bernier (from January 7, 2021)
Chief Information Officer, University of Ottawa

Bernard Bizimana
Directeur de la bibliothèque
HEC Montréal

Andrew Coward
University of Victoria

Kemi Kufuor-Boakye
Senior Financial Officer
University of Alberta

Left to right: Denis Cossette, Dale Amerud, Martin Bernier, Bernard Bizimana, Andrew Coward, Kemi Kufuor-Boakye

Content Strategy Committee

The purpose of the Content Strategy Committee (CSC) is to make recommendations to the Board regarding the overall direction of the CRKN content program.


Guylaine Beaudry (Chair)
University Librarian, Concordia University

Lisa O’Hara (Vice-Chair) (from October 27, 2020)
Vice-Provost (Libraries) and University Librarian, University of Manitoba

Alison Ambi
Head, Collection Strategies, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Arnald Desrochers
Chargé en projet – Achats en commun, Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire

Pamela Jacobs (until November 17, 2020)
Research & Scholarship Librarian, University of Guelph

Dianne Keeping
University Librarian, Mount Allison University

Denise LaFitte
Associate University Librarian, University of Alberta

Todd Mundle (Vice-chair until October 27, 2020)
University Librarian, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

France Paul
Directrice de Services techniques – Acquisitions et traitement documentaire, Université de Sherbrooke

Ian Robson (from October 27, 2020)
Head, Information Resources, Queen’s University

Harriet Rykse
Associate Chief Librarian, Western University

Sandy Stift
Associate Dean, MacEwan University

Weijing Yuan
Head, Licensing and eResource Acquisitions, University of Toronto

Top row (left to right): Guylaine Beaudry, Lisa O’Hara, Alison Ambi, Arnald Desrochers, Pamela Jacobs, Dianne Keeping
Bottom row (left to right): Denise LaFitte, Todd Mundle, France Paul, Ian Robson, Harriet Rykse, Sandy Stift, Weijing Yuan

Knowledge Base Entitlements

The Knowledge Base Entitlements Sub-Committee (KBESC) supports members in their holdings management activities, notably by overseeing the ongoing title list update process and maintaining accurate, definitive title lists for CRKN entitlements for licensed content. The Content Strategy Committee (CSC) has oversight of the KBESC and an update on their activities is presented to the CSC at their monthly meetings.

Courtney Bremer (Chair)
eResources Access Manager
University of Waterloo

Melissa Belvadi
Collections Librarian
University of Prince Edward Island

Carolle Blais (until June 25, 2020)
Bibliothécaire, Service des bibliothèques – Acquisition et traitement des ressources documentaires, Université du Québec à Montréal

Tracy Chalmers Kitagawa (from September 21, 2020)
Serials Cataloguing Assistant, University of Alberta

Sue Fahey
Head of Serials and Acquisitions
Memorial University

Mandi Schwarz
Library Assistant – Electronic Resources
University of Northern British Columbia

Andrew Senior (from September 21, 2020)
Associate Librarian and Coordinator, E-Resources and Serials, McGill University

R. Scott Shannon
eResources Administrator
University of New Brunswick

Wei Zhao
Senior Metadata Librarian
OCUL/Scholars Portal


The Preservation and Access Committee (PAC) assists the Board in its activities by reviewing and making recommendations regarding the development and management of the Canadiana collections, Trustworthy Digital Repository (TDR) platform, and the associated services and capabilities.


Rebecca Graham (Chair)
University Librarian, University of Guelph

Dana McFarland (Vice-Chair)
eResources & Scholarly Communication Librarian, Vancouver Island University

Creighton Barrett (from January 6, 2021)
Digital Archivist, Dalhousie University

Catherine Cole (from January 6, 2021)
Principal Consultant, Catherine C. Cole & Associates

Paul Durand (until October 22, 2020)
Supervisor, Military History Research Centre, Canadian War Museum

Sharon Farnel
Head, Metadata Strategies, University of Alberta

Émilie Fortin
Bibliothécaire spécialiste en gestion des données de la recherche et préservation numérique, Université Laval

Mark Jordan
Head of Library Systems, Simon Fraser University

Ian Milligan
Associate Professor of History, University of Waterloo

Eric Schwab
Manager, Digitization & Preservation, Toronto Public Library

Johanna Smith
Director General, Public Services, Library and Archives Canada

Cassandra Tavukciyan (from January 6, 2021)
Specialist, Digital Collections Management, Canadian Museum of History

Top row (left to right): Rebecca Graham, Creighton Barrett, Catherine Cole, Paul Durand, Sharon Farnel
Bottom row (left to right): Émilie Fortin, Mark Jordan, Ian Milligan, Eric Schwab, Cassandra Tavukciyan
Absent: Dana McFarland, Johanna Smith

Heritage Content Priorities
Task Group (completed October 2020)

The Heritage Content Priorities Task Group (HCPTG) reports to the Preservation and Access Committee. Its objectives are to develop principles and criteria that CRKN staff may use to evaluate and prioritize heritage content for digitization and preservation on the Canadiana TDR.

Dan Mirau (Chair)
Library Director, Concordia University of Edmonton

Jordan Bass
Coordinator, Research Services and Digital Strategies, University of Manitoba

Melanie Brown
Manager, Strategic Initiatives, Library and Archives Canada

Loren Fantin
Executive Director, Our Digital World

Danny Létourneau
Chef de la bibliothèque livres rares et collections spéciales, Université de Montréal

Gabrielle Prefontaine
Dean of Libraries, University of Winnipeg

Kathryn Rose
Humanities Research Liaison Librarian, Memorial University Libraries

Eric Schwab
Manager, Digitization and Preservation, Toronto Public Library

Platform Technical
Task Group

The Platform Technical Task Group (PTTG) reports to the Preservation and Access Committee. It meets two to three times a year to provide technical insights and recommendations relating to CRKN’s digital preservation and access activities.

Mark Jordan (Chair)
Head of Library Systems, Simon Fraser University

Erin Johnson
Metadata Management Librarian, Western University

Stephen Marks
Digital Preservation Librarian, University of Toronto Libraries

Donald Moses
Interim University Librarian, University of Prince Edward Island

Roslynn Ross
Director, Digital Preservation and Migration, Library and Archives Canada

Daniel Sifton
Coordinator, Library Automation and Technical Services, Vancouver Island University

Brandon Weigel
Coordinator, BC Electronic Library

Lee Wilson
Service Manager, Portage/ACENET

Conference Planning Committee (2020)

The Conference Planning Committee (CPC) provides leadership to develop, plan, and implement all programming aspects of the annual CRKN conference.


Todd Mundle (Chair)
University Librarian, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Paul Durand
Supervisor, Military History Research Centre, Canadian War Museum

Lindsey MacCallum
Scholarly Communications Librarian, Mount Saint Vincent University

Jaclyn McLean
Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Saskatchewan

Brianne Selman
Scholarly Communications Librarian, University of Winnipeg

Joanne Smyth
Liaison Librarian for History and Political Science, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton

Left to right: Todd Mundle, Paul Durand, Lindsey MacCallum, Jaclyn McLean, Brianne Selman
Absent: Joanne Smyth

ORCID-CA Consortium
Governing Committee

The ORCID-CA Consortium Governing Committee provides governance and operational oversight for the Consortium in order for it to operate effectively and sustainably into the future.

Michael Nason (Chair) (from February 17, 2021)
Scholarly Communications and Publishing Librarian; Crossref and Metadata Liaison, University of New Brunswick; Public Knowledge Project (PKP)

Guy Bilodeau
Directeur, Soutien à la recherche, Université Laval

Laura Bredahl (from December 18, 2020)
Bibliometrics and Research Impact Librarian, University of Waterloo

Thane Chambers
Research Impact Librarian, University of Alberta

Robert Chen (until December 18, 2020)
Research Impact Specialist, University Health Network

Inba Kehoe
Head Copyright and Scholarly Communication, University of Victoria

Lisa Goddard (CPIDAC Chair)
Associate University Librarian, Digital Scholarship & Strategy, University of Victoria

Andrea Kosavic
Associate Dean, Digital Engagement and Strategy, York University

Courtney Matthews (until December 18, 2020)
Head, Open Scholarship Services, Queen’s University

Patricia Moore
Scholarly Communications & Research Engagement Librarian, Carleton University

Stephanie Orfano (until December 18, 2020)
Head, Scholarly Communications and Copyright Office, University of Toronto

William Roy (from December 18, 2020)
Open Scholarship Services Librarian, Queen’s University

Jennifer Trower (from December 18, 2020)
Scholarly Communications Project Lead, Bank of Canada

DataCite Canada Consortium
Governing Committee

The DataCite Canada Consortium, managed by Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) and the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) Portage Network, is a collective of organizations and institutions minting DOIs in Canada through DataCite that has been formed to ensure maximum cost effectiveness and consortial strength in this activity.

Eugene Barsky (Chair)
Head of the Research Commons, University of British Columbia

Jason Hlady
Associate Director of Research and Library Technology, University of Saskatchewan

Reyna Jenkyns
Data Stewardship Manager, Oceans Networks Canada

Amber Leahey
Data and GIS Librarian, Scholars Portal

Brandon Weigel
Manager; Coordinator, British Columbia Electronic Library Network; Arca collaborative digital repository

Jack Young
Digital Projects Librarian, McMaster Health Sciences Library

Canadian Persistent Identifier
Advisory Committee

The Canadian Persistent Identifier Advisory Committee (CPIDAC) acts in the interests of the Canadian scholarly community to provide expertise and advice to the DataCite Canada Consortium Governing Committee and the ORCID‐CA Governing Committee on leveraging maximum benefits through national adoption and use of those persistent identifiers (PIDs).

Lisa Goddard (Chair)
Associate University Librarian, Digital Scholarship & Strategy, University of Victoria; Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL)

Clare Appavoo
Executive Director, Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN)

John Barnett (until February 17, 2021)
Executive Director, Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL)

Darren Boss
Senior Programmer/Analyst, Compute Canada

Alexandre Bourque-Viens
Senior Policy Advisor, Office of the Chief Science Advisor of Canada

Caroline Boutin
Director, Business Architecture, Tri-agency grants management initiative (TGMS), Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Julie Cardinal
Directrice, Traitement documentaire et métadonnées, Université de Montréal, Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire (BCI)

Trevor Davis
Executive Director, Research Operations, SFU, Canadian Association of Research Administrators (CARA)

Adam Eikenberry
Director, Architecture & Integration, Tri-agency grants management initiative (TGMS), Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Matthieu Fortin
Directeur – Bureau de projets, Fonds de Recherche du Québec (FRQ)

Susan Haigh
Executive Director, The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL)

Bartek Kawula
Information Architect, Scholars Portal

Michael Lam
Chief Data Officer, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)

Ariadne Legendre
Senior Data Analyst, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

Mark Leggott
Executive Director; Director of International Relations, Research Data Canada (RDC); CANARIE

James MacGregor
Interim Managing Director, Public Knowledge Project (PKP)

Jamie MacKenzie
Director, Scholarly Technologies, University of New Brunswick, The Council of Atlantic University Libraries (CAUL)

Émilie Paquin
Director of Research and Strategic Development, Érudit, Coalition Publica

Marc Rousseau (until December 8, 2020)
Chief Software Architect, Compute Canada

Sorin Seruna
Manager, Corporate Planning and Reporting, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)

Derek Trevorrow
Business Architect, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) / Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)

Tom Vitez
Senior Director, Applications, CANARIE

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