Jean Rochon has a triple career as an academic, a specialist in public health and a politician. Heholds a Bachelor of laws from Université de Montréal, a doctorate in medicine from UniversitéLaval and a doctorate in public health from Harvard University. He was awarded an honorarydoctorate by Université catholique de Louvain.He assumed the duties of director of the Department of social and preventive medicine (1970-1979) and dean of the Faculty of medicine (1979-1985) at Université Laval. He left this positionto chair the Commission of inquiry on health and social services formed by the ...

Professor and Associate Vice-President Research, York University

Dr. Rebecca Pillai Riddell (Professor of Psychology, York University) has focused her research in the pediatric behavioural and biobehavioural sciences. She built the first and largest cohort in the world studying young children through painful vaccinations over the first years of life. She has generated an unrivalled published literature on the biopsychosocial dimensions of infants' and young children's acute pain. She is a tireless advocate for equity, diversity, and inclusion and strives to create systemic infrastructure that supports a more just future for patients, their families, health ...


Prof. titulaire - recherche, Directeur -d’unité de recherche, Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal

Dr. Eric Racine is Research Professor at the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM) and Université de Montréal and also Adjunct Professor at McGill University. He is Director of the Pragmatic Health Ethics Research Unit. Dr. Racine is internationally known for his contributions to the development of novel ethics approaches in health care. He is a member of the Board of the FRQ-S, the CIHR Standing Committee on Ethics, and the International Neuroethics Society. He is the author of more than 175 peer reviewed papers and several books, and has supervised the work of over 100 early ...


Full Professor, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Montreal

Throughout her career, Professor Vardit Ravitsky has demonstrated exemplary commitment to advancing academic health sciences through her innovative research, her teaching, and her service to the community. A leader in bioethics research, she has influenced policy making, as well as clinical practice, especially in the areas of reproduction and genomics. She runs an active well-funded research program, trains and mentors a new generation of scholars, and invests in building novel educational opportunities. Her roles on boards and advisory bodies, investment in knowledge dissemination, public ...


Professor Emeritus, University of Victoria

Dr. Margaret Penning examines aging, health and health care, and focuses particularly on social inequality and vulnerability on the one hand and family ties and relationships, caregiving, home and long-term care, and health care policy on the other. She takes a broad perspective, and advances both theoretically relevant and applied research across disciplines and in collaborative community-based contexts. Her research and outreach have improved health care for vulnerable people both directly and through policy changes across Canada.


Stuart Peacock holds the Leslie Diamond Chair in Cancer Survivorship in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University. He is Co-Director of the Canadian Centre for Applied Research in Cancer Control, and Head of the Department of Cancer Control Research at BC Cancer. He has over 200 publications, including papers in the BMJ, Journal of the American Medical Association, and Lancet Oncology. He has shaped healthcare priority setting in Canada, serves as a Board Director of the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health, and is an international advisor on cancer control ...


Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Community Health Ep, Dalhousie University

Sherry H. Stewart is a Killam Research Professor and ClHR Investigator in the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology at Dalhousie University. She is internationally respected for her research on psychological factors contributing to addictive disorders, and the co-morbidity of mental illness and addictions. Dr. Stewart has published several clinical trials of novel approaches for the treatment and prevention of substance abuse and co-occurring mental health problems. She has received over $10 million to support her addictions and mental health research from granting agencies worldwide.


Dr. David Streiner is currently an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University. He began there in 1968 and has a joint appointment in the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Between 1998 and 2008, he was the Assistant V.P. Research and founding Director of the Applied Research Unit at the Baycrest Centre, and a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. Although trained as a clinical psychologist, he has achieved international recognition as a statistician and epidemiologist, and has ...


Professor Emeritus, Department of Medicine, Schulich School, Western University

Calvin Stiller is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario. He is known nationally and internationally as an outstanding physician, scientist and entrepreneur who has championed innovation in health and biomedical research and its application for the improvement of health and the economy. He is a pioneer in multi-organ transplantation and diabetes in Canada and led the Canadian multi-center study that established the importance of cyclosporine in transplantation that in turn, led to its worldwide use as ...


Louise Nadeau est professeure titulaire en psychologie à l'Université de Montréal. Ses travaux portent sur la prédiction de la récidive chez les contrevenants pour conduite avec facultés affaiblies, les troublesconcomitants en addiction et les jeux de hasard et d'argent. Elle est présidente du Conseil d'administration d'Éduc'alcool (2010-), membre du CA de l'Institut national d'excellence en santé et en services sociaux (2010-) et du Comité aviseur pour la recherche HIV/sida des IRSC (2011-) dont elle fut la vice-présidente du Conseil (2000-2006). Elle a reçu le prix Marcel-Vincent de l'Acfas ...