Professor and Associate Director; Research, Dalhousie University

Ingrid Sketris is a Professor of Pharmacy at Dalhousie University. She was President of the Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada and is a fellow of the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. She is one of 12 chairs funded by CHSRF/CIHR as part of the Capacity for Applied Developmental Research and Evaluation in Health Services program. Her research involves examining approaches to increase the uptake of evidence-based drug therapies and the effectiveness of policy levers used by pharmacare programs to provide effective and affordable ...


Director of Research, Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM)

Since spring 2007, Dr. Jacques Turgeon has been appointed Director of Research at the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal. From 2005-2007 he was Vice-Rector — Research, Université de Montréal after having served as Dean of the Faculté de Pharmacie there. Dr. Turgeon’s research interests have always been directed towards the study of factors responsible for inter-subject variability in drug response and specifically in the role of pharmacogenetics in cardiovascular drug actions. Dr. Turgeon has integrated in vitro (patch-clamp technique, in vitro metabolism and molecular biology) ...


Professor, McGill University

Szyf received his Ph. D from the Hebrew University and did his postdoctoral fellowship in Genetics at Harvard Medical School, joined the department in 1989 and currently holds a James McGill Professorship and GlaxoSmithKline-CIHR Chair in Pharmacology. He is the founding co-director of the Sackler Institute for Epigenetics and Psychobiology at McGill and is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research Experience-based Brain and Biological Development program. Szyf has been the founder of the first "Pharma" to develop epigenetic pharmacology "Methylgene Inc." and the first journal ...


Professor & Former Dean, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia

Dr. Sindelar was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UBC in 2002. This followed 19 years at the University of Mississippi where, for the last nine years of his tenure, he held the position of Professor and Chair of Medicinal Chemistry, School of Pharmacy. Dr. Sindelar is Dean of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC Dr. His expertise lies in medicinal chemistry, computer-aided drug discovery and design, and pharmaceutical biotechnology. He has published 45 refereed journal articles, 6 U.S. patents, several foreign patents. He serves as a member of the editorial ...


Professor and Senior Associate Dean (Research), University of Calgary

Gerald Zamponi is one of the world’s leading researchers on the molecular neurophysiology of ion channels. His seminal research has resulted in numerous contributions to both the basic and biomedical fields. He has described the underlying mechanisms of calcium channel inactivation, permeation and modulation by a variety of intracellular signaling molecules and pathways. His work has also defined the physiological consequences of genetic defects associated with calcium channel dysfunction in generalized epilepsies and congenital night blindness. The work has also defined novel molecular ...


Professor and Dean Emeritus, University of British Columbia


Dr. Wasan was appointed Dean of the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition in August 2014. He has published over 520 peer-reviewed articles and abstracts in the area of lipid-based drug delivery and lipoprotein-drug interactions. Dr. Wasan completed his undergraduate degree in Pharmacy at the University of Texas at Austin and his Ph.D. at the University of Texas Medical Center in Houston Texas at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology. After completing a postdoctoral fellowship in Cell Biology at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Wasan joined the Faculty of Pharmaceutical ...


Professor, University of British Columbia


Dr. McMaster is the Scientific Director of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Institute of Genetics and Professor of Pharmacology at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada, Previously, Dr. McMaster was the Carnegie and Rockefeller Professor and Head of the Department of Pharmacology, co-Director of the Cheminformatics Drug Discovery Lab, and Assistant Dean for Graduate and Post-doctoral Studies in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University. His research encompasses several genetic models ranging from yeast to zebrafish to mice with the aim of finding therapies for ...


Professor, University of Toronto

Dr. Anna Taddio, Professor, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, and Senior Associate Scientist, The Hospital for Sick Children, is internationally recognized for her work related to pain management during medical procedures and the long-term harms of unmitigated pain. Dr. Taddio founded and currently leads a national inter-disciplinary, multi-sectoral team, Help Eliminate Pain in Kids and Adults (HELPinKids&Adults), investigating and promoting evidence-based pain management during vaccination. The World Health Organization adopted the recommendations from Dr. Taddio and her team in its first ...