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 ...


Distinguished Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Saskatchewan


Professor & Research Director, University of Saskatchewan

Vivian R Ramsden, a Registered Nurse, is: Professor & Research Director, Department of Family Medicine, University of Saskatchewan; facilitator of a partnership with a nursing college in Chennai, India; Chair of the College of Family Physicians of Canada’s Section of Researchers; and incoming President of the North American Primary Care Research Group. As a participatory health researcher in primary health care, she engages individuals and communities in addressing the issues that impact their health. Thus, in long standing collaborations with Indigenous communities in northern ...


Professor of Medicine and Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

Dr. Ruth Ann Marrie, Professor of Medicine and Community Sciences at the University of Manitoba, and Director of the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Clinic at Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg, is internationally known for establishing the wide-ranging impact of comorbidity on outcomes in MS. She serves as Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee for the MS Society of Canada, and the International Advisory Committee on Clinical Trials in MS. She is the Vice Chair-Elect of the Scientific Steering Committee for the International Progressive MS Alliance. She received the Canadian Society for Clinical ...


Professor & Flora L. Thornton Chair, University of Southern California

Dean of the Dalla Lana School of Public Healthand Professor of Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Global Health and Medicine. Howard is an internationally renownedenvironmental epidemiologist whose teams have studied the role of environmental exposures, nutrition, genetics, and epigenetics on fetal and child development and the risk of chronic disease in adults at Harvard and Michigan and sincecoming to Toronto in 2012. Dr. Hu has also led investigations for Physiciansfor Human Rights and chaired the Research Commission for the International Physiciansfor the Prevention of Nuclear War. ...


Dr. Friedman is a medical geneticist whose research bridges clinical genetics and more fundamental studies in genetics and genomics. He holds MS and MD degrees from Tulane University, a PhD in genetics from the University of Washington, and fellowship in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists, the American Board of Medical Genetics, and the American Association of Pediatrics. His research focuses in three major areas: (1) using advanced genomic technology to identify genetic causes of intellectual disability; (2) using birth defects ...


Distinguished Prof. Depart Psychology & OB GYN, Western University

William Fisher is one of the world’s foremost scientists active in developing – and applying – powerful behavioral science models for the prediction and promotion of reproductive health related behavior. His Information-Motivation-Behavioral Skills model is an international public health standard applied in health promotion efforts in areas as diverse as contraception, menopause, and most notably, promotion of HIV preventive behavior and antiretroviral regimen adherence among HIV + persons. Fisher serves on seven journal editorial boards. He was awarded the UWO Hellmuth Prize for research ...


Distinguished Professor and Director of Cardiovascular Devel, University of Manitoba

Naranjan S. Dhalla is a Distinguished Professor and Director of Cardiovascular Developments at the University of Manitoba’s Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences at the St. Boniface General Hospital in Winnipeg. He is currently serving as Executive Director of the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences and Editor-in-Chief of a major medical journal, Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry. He served both as Secretary General and as President of the International Society for Heart Research for more than 20 years. His research in the field of cardiovascular pathophysiology over the years ...

Professor in the Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University

Jocelyne Feine is a Professor in the Oral Health and Society Research Unit at the Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University. She is a recognized world leader in the assessment of therapies for chronic orofacial conditions, particularly pain and tooth loss. Her national and international studies emphasize the quality of life and patient-based outcomes most relevant for palliative therapeutic goals. From randomized clinical trials to technology assessment, knowledge transfer and health care management, her work covers the continuum of discovery to action. She has published widely in high quality ...


President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Waterloo

Vivek Goel is a Professor in the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. On July 1, 2021 he will become the seventh President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Waterloo. Professor Goel is a distinguished scholar with an extensive background in teaching, research and university administration. He obtained his medical degree from McGill University and completed post-graduate medical training in Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. Dr. Goel obtained an M.Sc. in Community Health from U of T and an ...