Professor of Neuropharmacology, University of Prince Edward Island

Andrew Tasker is an internationally recognized neuroscientist. He has an extensive publication and presentation record and has acquired over $10 million in research funding. He also holds 6 patents issued or being prosecuted, has trained 16 postgraduate students, and has contributed significantly to both the Canadian Council on Animal Care and to community outreach activities. Dr. Tasker is best known for advancing our understanding of domoic acid (the “PEI mussel toxin”), the development of a neurodevelopmental rat model of epilepsy, and for his contributions within the Canadian Stroke ...


Professor Emeritus, University of Guelph

Professor of Neuroendocrinology, Department of Biomedical Sciences at the Ontario Veterinary College, and former President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Guelph (2003-2014). He earned international acclaim for his discovery of the relaxin-brain connection and the roles of the hormone relaxin in neural function, skeletal muscle blood vessels, tumour growth and metastasis. Received international awards including one for a highly effective method of reducing iron deficiency anemia in women and children in Cambodia. He is conducting research on HIV/AIDS in aboriginal populations and ...


University Professor Emeritus, University of Guelph

John F. Prescott is a retired UniversityProfessor Emeritus from the University of Guelph, where he was Chair,Department of Pathobiology, 2003-2018. He has very diverse interests in bacterialinfections in animals, but is best known for work on Rhodococcus equipneumonia in foals and in promoting better use of antimicrobial drug use inanimals. He is the originator, editorand an author of the text “Antimicrobial Therapy in Veterinary Medicine”, nowin its fifth edition. He was a member ofthe Council of Canadian Academies Expert Panel on the potential socio-economicimpacts of AMR in Canada (“When ...


Professor, University of Saskatchewan

Dr. Cheryl Waldner is a professor of epidemiology and research chair from the University of Saskatchewan. Her transdisciplinary work has informed antimicrobial stewardship and surveillance, water quality and health, farm-to-fork management of food safety, and public health pandemic forecasting and planning. Her current research is focused on the use of system science tools, including system dynamics and agent-based models, to understand the impact of rapid diagnostics and infection prevention measures on enhancing antimicrobial stewardship and infection prevention and control. She is widely ...


Professor Emeritus, University of Saskatchewan

Dr. Andrew Potter is an internationally recognized expert in vaccine development and disease prevention who has made tremendous contributions to the advancement of academic medical research. He is Director and CEO of the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) at the University of Saskatchewan as well as a Founding Director and former CEO of the Pan-Provincial Vaccine Enterprise (PREVENT), funded by the National Centres of Excellence Program. He is renowned for groundbreaking research into how bacteria cause disease. His research has generated several world firsts in disease ...


Vice-President, Research, University of Saskatchewan

Dr. Singh, previously Dean of Veterinary Medicine at University of Calgary (2016-2020), is currently Vice-President, Research at University of Saskatchewan, completed his veterinary training in Punjab followed by a PhD (Guelph) and post-doctoral training at Texas A&M University and Columbia University. Baljit has taught veterinary anatomy and graduate courses in the area of lung cell biology and inflammation. He developed a Faculty-in-Residence program for 600 students at University of Saskatchewan. His teaching work has been recognized internationally (Award for Innovative Excellence in ...


Professor, Department of Pathobiology, Ontario Vet College, University of Guelph

J. Scott Weese is one of the world's leading experts in veterinary infectious disease. He has made numerous contributions in a broad range of infectious diseases of animals, notably bacterial infections in animals and particularly those affecting humans and emerging diseases, including methicillin- resistant staphylococcal infections, Clostridium difficile, antimicrobial resistance, numerous emerging infectious diseases, as well as in infection control. An outstanding communicator and teacher, his impact epitomizes One Health. His ability to engage at a high level in the veterinary and ...


Professor & Associate Dean, University of Guelph

Dr. Shayan Sharif is Professor and Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies for the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph. An international leader in the immunology of infectious diseases, Sharif’s research uncovers the molecular mechanisms of immunity to zoonotic pathogens. An advocate of One Health, he develops novel strategies for enhancing immunity to zoonotic pathogens in animals and for controlling transmission of these pathogens from animals to humans. His innovative research has produced 200 peer-reviewed journal articles, a patent, and has been recognized with ...


Senior Scientist, University of Montreal

Bruce Murphy has made highly significant and original contributions to biomedical science in the domain of reproductive biology. He has made seminal discoveries that explain the processes of ovarian function and embryo implantation. He has shown exceptional leadership in and commitment to the advancement of academic health sciences, in establishment and direction of high quality biomedical research centers, leadership in the evolution of the CIHR Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health, and service on national and international grant panels and advisory boards.


University of Guelph

Dr. Jan M. Sargeant received her DVM degree from the Ontario Veterinary College (University of Guelph) and practiced as a food animal veterinarian for 4 years. She then obtained an MSc and PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Guelph. Jan has been on faculty in the College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University and the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University. She has been on faculty at the University of Guelph since 2007; she a professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Population Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College and also is the ...