Professor, University of Calgary

Dr. Suzanne Tough 's research on maternal health has led to fundamental changes in prenatal care, and clinical practice. She leads the innovative All Our Babies/Families study; a cohort of over 3000 families followed prospectively for 10 years resulting in a changed understanding of the relationship between early life events, mental health and long-term outcomes. She is a leader in translating evidence to practice, longitudinal research, and mental health. She is a Professor in the Cummings School of Medicine and has held leadership roles as a Scientific Director and Policy Fellow. She has ...


Professor, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Calgary

Recognized internationally for his novel and original contributions in integrative neuroscience, Quentin's work has led to new insights into our understanding of the control, by the brain, of the neuroendocrine and neuroimmune systems and the roles of peptides as neurotransmitters in these systems. Dr. Pittman has provided strong leadership at both the national and international level in the neurosciences, has played an active educational leadership role at his institution and has mentored many trainees who have gone onto successful academic, medical and biotech careers.


Professor, University of British Columbia

Renowned Canadian leader and advocate on women's health promotion with an emphasis on violence against women, and the promotion of ethical, socially just health care. She has made substantial inroads in our understanding of the health consequences of violence, including health care policy and practice in response to violence. She has informed the measurement of discrimination and the advancement of the concept of cultural safety in health care in Canada. Author of over 100 publications in peer reviewed journals and books, she presents provincially, nationally and internationally to diverse ...


Professeure titulaire, Faculté des sciences infirmières, University of Montreal

Dr. Bilkis Vissandjée is a Full Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Montreal. She is a researcherat the SHERPA frontline research Centre, the Montreal Centre for International Studies, and the Centre for Public Health Research funded by the Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé (FRQS). Alongside national and international partners, her research work's focus is to address the challenges associated with providing accessible, equitable, and quality care within a diversified socio-cultural context while taking into account the complex intersection of gender, migration ...


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 ...


Professor, University of Alberta

Dr. John C. Spence spends most of his time relaxing in the Sedentary Living Laboratory in the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation at the University of Alberta where he is a Professor and Vice Dean. He has expertise in the area of behavioural medicine and research methods. His research focuses on both the benefits and determinants of physical activity and how physical inactivity and sedentary behaviour are related to obesity. Dr. Spence has studied the broad social determinants (e.g., SES) and population physical activity patterns. More recently, he has focused on (a) the physical ...


John Wallace has made important contributions to understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying the gastrointestinal ulcers and bleeding caused by aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. These are widely used drugs, particularly for treating arthritis, but their adverse effects are common and severe. Based on his mechanistic studies, he has designed and developed new hydrogen sulfide-releasing anti-inflammatory drugs that do not produce ulcers or bleeding, and is similarly working on novel drugs for the treatment of other inflammatory conditions, such as Crohn’s disease, ...


Professor, Dept. Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary

International expert on health services research methodology who pioneers innovative programs for analyzing big health data. His contributions have improved optimal use of big data in numerous health research studies worldwide to advance science and discovery, and change research practice in the use of health data. In 2014 and 2015, he was designated one of the most highly cited researchers in the world (top 1%) by Thomson Reuters. Hude leads Alberta's Strategies for Patient Oriented Research (SPOR) Methods Platform and directs the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre in ...


Distinguished ProfessorEmerita, University of Saskatchewan

One of Canada's leading nutrition scholars and an internationally recognized authority on vitamin D and calcium supplementation. For over 40 years, Dr. Whiting has conducted research on dietary influences of bone health, effectiveness of nutrient supplements and calcium and vitamin D status. She has served on internationally significant boards and panels such the Institute of Medicine's Committee on Use of Dietary Reference Intakes in Nutrition Labelling and the North American Dietary Supplements Advisory Board. She received the Canadian Nutrition Society Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. ...


Professor, School of Population & Public Health, University of British Columbia

Outstanding public health scholar whose leadership and vision has contributed to system change nationally and internationally. Founding member of UBC's School of Population and Public Health, she led the Social and Life Course Theme and served on the Senior Executive Committee. As the Centre Director at UBC's Human Early Learning Partnership and the Co-Chair of Population Health Intervention Research Initiative for Canada she fostered new understandings of the social determinants of health. Founder of the UBC Youth Sexual Health Team.