University of Manitoba

Noralou Roos founded the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and created a population database for understanding why some people are healthy and others are not. She received CFI funding to create Canada’s first data laboratory and was awarded a Tier I Canada Research Chair. Citations to Dr. Roos’ work place her among the top 100 Canadian scientists (all fields, all institutions) according to The Institute of Scientific Information. She was a member of the Prime Minister’s National Forum on Health, the Medical Research Council, the Council setting up the Canadian Institutes for Health Research ...


Bernard Robaire is a world leader in the field of male reproduction and medicine. His ground breaking research demonstrated that paternal exposure to some therapeutic agents and environmental chemicals may alter the quality of sperm chromatin and have adverse effects on offspring. Importantly, he established that aging of the father is associated with decreased sperm quality and that this has consequences for progeny outcome. His pioneering studies of androgen action revealed the pathway by which androgens act rapidly on target cells. His fundamental studies on the impact of steroid ...


Sean B. Rourke is a Clinical Neuropsychologist and Scientist at St. Michael's Hospital, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, and Scientific and Executive Director of the Ontario Ministry of Health AIDS Bureau-funded Ontario HIV Treatment Network, a leading research and policy organization in Canada. He is also the Director of three national centres funded by CIHR, the CIHR Centre for Reach on HIV/AIDS (for population health and health services), CBR Collaboration Centre for HIV, and Universities Without Walls (a CIHR STIHR that is training the next generation of HIV researchers in ...


Clinical Scientist & Professor, University of Alberta

Dr. Brian H. Rowe, MD, MSc, CCFP(EM), FCCP, FCAHS Dr. Rowe is a clinician-scientist and professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. He holds a Tier I Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Evidence-based Emergency Medicine (2011-2018) after a 10-year term as a Tier II CRC in Emergency Airway Diseases (2001-2011). He is the Scientific Director of the Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (ICRH) at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).


Head of Dept of Surgery, Queen's University

Dr. Rudan is a Professor and Head of the Department of Surgery at Queen's University, Kingston Health Sciences Centre. His clinical interest spans across computer-assisted orthopaedic surgery, total joint surgery to oncology. As Director of Clinical Research at the Human Mobility Research Centre (HMRC) and Britton Smith Chair, Dr. Rudan has made significant contributions to patient health and mobility through innovative surgical procedures. Dr. Rudan is a pioneer in computer-aided research, particularly in Orthopaedics. His effort to integrate this type of surgical platform in the operating ...


George Steiner, Professor Emeritus of Medicine at the University of Toronto and former Head of Endocrinology at the Toronto General Hospital, has been devoted for over four decades to advancing knowledge about atherosclerosis in those afflicted with the global epidemic of diabetes. His world leadership role in basic and clinical research and his training of others was recognized by the WHO, which made him Head of their Collaborating Centre for the Study of Atherosclerosis in Diabetes. His basic work using sophisticated tracer methods led to an understanding of the way in which blood fat ...


Professor Emeritus, Memorial University of Newfoundland

James Rourke is an international leader in rural medical education and rural health care. He began his education in a one-room public school, and has been a rural doctor and a Professor of Family Medicine at both the University of Western Ontario and now Memorial University of Newfoundland, where he has served as Dean of Medicine since 2004. Currently Dr. Rourke is Chair of the Board for the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada. He, along with his wife Dr. Leslie Rourke, are known for developing a widely used evidence based system of care for infants and young children.


Le Dr Rousseau est un médecin de laboratoire et chercheur subventionné depuis plus de 25 ans dans le domaine de la génétique humaine, de la recherche sur les services de santé et du transfert technologique. Il a orienté sa carrière vers la production de données probantes afin d'aider les décideurs à identifier les services de santé permettant l'amélioration de la santé des Canadiens et Canadiennes. Il sert de plus la qualité des soins au Canada en siégeant comme expert sur plusieurs comités d'experts en santé. C'est un leader reconnu dans le domaine de la recherche et l'évaluation des ...


Professor, McGill University

Dr. Howard Steiger directs Quebec's only large-scale, specialized eating-disorders program—the Douglas Institute Eating Disorders Continuum (EDC). Under his leadership, the EDC has earned regional, national and international recognition for its clinical services, research and teaching. Responsible for more than 170 articles and chapters, Dr. Steiger is Associate Editor of the Journal of Eating Disorders, has served as Co-President of Quebec's "Body Image Charter" (CHIC), and has occupied leadership roles in all main international associations concerned with Eating Disorders. Through his ...


Roger Strasser AM, MBBS, BMedSc, MClSc, LLD (Hon), FRACGP, FACRRM, FRCGP (Hon), FCAHS. Professor of Rural Health, Dean and CEO, Northern Ontario School of Medicine Lakehead and Laurentian Universities. Dr Roger Strasser has become one of the world's foremost authorities in rural, socially accountable medical education and has fundamentally shaped these fields. As founding Dean of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, he led the development of the first new medical school in Canada in 40 years. One of the few Professors of Rural Health in the world, Dr Strasser is leading a growing body of ...