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 ...


Miriam Stewart is Professor in the Faculty of Nursing and in Public Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Alberta. Previously, Dr. Stewart was Director and Chair of the Centre for Health Promotion Studies University of Alberta (1997-April 2001); Director of the Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre (1992-1997); and, co-principal investigator and co-creator of the Maritime Centre of Excellence on Women’s Health (1996-2000). In 2001, Dr. Stewart was appointed as the first Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Gender and Health. In this capacity, she has launched ...


VP Research, Innovation & Discovery & Chief Nurse Executive, Nova Scotia Health

Dr. Tomblin Murphy is an experienced health leader and an internationally recognized expert in population needs-based approaches to health systems and workforce planning, evaluation and research. She is the Vice President of Research, Innovation and Discovery, and Chief Nurse Executive at Nova Scotia Health. She currently serves on the National COVID-19 Immunity Task Force Leadership Group, as well as directs the WHO/PAHO Collaborating Centre on Health Workforce Planning and Research at Dalhousie University. An active researcher and champion of research and innovation in healthcare, she leads ...


Professor, CRC, Acting Vice Dean, University of Alberta

Dr. Shannon Scott is an internationally recognized nurse, scientist, educator and knowledge translation leader. As the Canada Research Chair in Knowledge Translation for Children's Health, Dr. Scott has improved health outcomes for children through her interdisciplinary research that merges research and the arts to develop national award winning mHealth tools for Canadian families. She is a founding co-Director of Translating Emergency Knowledge for Kids (TREKK) a national initiative that is game changing for children's emergency care. She has successfully trained multiple scientists and ...


Vice-Provost & Assoc. VP, Enrolment & Academic Facilities, University of British Columbia

Pamela Ratner is the Vice-Provost & Associate Vice-President, Enrolment & Academic Facilities, and a Professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education, at the University of British Columbia. She is recognized for her research in the field of health behaviour. Her scholarship has focused on cardiovascular risk reduction.She has been particularly interested in latent variable modelling as a means of evaluating the strength of inferences that can be made from psychosocial assessment tools, used in research and practice, as a means of testing ...


Professor, UVIC Nursing, University of Victoria

Dr. Bernie Pauly is a Professor in the University of Victoria's School of Nursing, Associate Director and Scientist of the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research, and the Island Health Scholar in Residence. A highly engaged community-based researcher, Dr. Pauly is a global leader in substance use, harm reduction and the promotion of health equity for people who use substances at the intersection of poverty and homelessness. She is especially skilled in strategies for engaging and working with people with lived experience and in promoting the adoption of cultural safety and harm ...


Prof./Scientific Dir.-Cardio Health and Stroke Clinic, University of Alberta

Dr. Colleen Norris, Professor and Clinician Scientist, Faculties of Nursing, Medicine & Dentistry, and School of Public Health, University of Alberta, is Scientific Director, Cardiovascular Health and Stroke Strategic Clinical Network; Fellow, American Heart Association; and Chair, Canadian Women's Heart Health Alliance, Health Policy and Services Working Group. Dr. Norris is internationally recognized for her leadership in developing and disseminating evidence informed strategies to transform clinical practice and impact public policy related to women's heart health. She established the ...


Professor & Chair, Rural Health Delivery, University of Saskatchewan

One of Canada's most innovative and respected researchers in rural and remote health service delivery, Debra has devoted her career to improving outcomes for patients with dementia and has changed how health services are delivered to rural and remote dementia patients in Saskatchewan. Expert in knowledge translation and community-based action research, she has received numerous awards, including the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation Achievement Award (2015), the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan's Honorary Lifetime Membership Award (2011), and CIHR's Betty Havens Knowledge Translation ...


Professor Emeritus, University of Alberta

Dr. Anita Molzahn is an international leader in quality of life research, particularly in relation to chronic illness and aging. She is a registered nurse who holds a PhD in Sociology (1989) from the University of Alberta as well as an MN from the University of Alberta (1986). She is currently Professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta. She served as Dean of that Faculty from 2008-17. Prior to beginning her tenure as Dean at the University of Alberta,she served as Dean of the Faculty of Human and Social Development at the University of Victoria (1996 – 2003). Her research program ...


Professor, Faculty of Nursing & Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary

Nicole Letourneau is Professor and Chair in Parent-Infant Mental Health in the Facultiesof Nursing and Medicine (Pediatrics) at the University of Calgary and past CanadaResearch Chairin Healthy Child Development. Receiving over $30 million in funding, her research is community-based and seeks to (1) understand the influenceof caregiver stress on infant/child development and (2) develop and test mitigating interventions. She has received many awards including inductioninto Canada's Top 40 Under 40 (2007). She authored Scientific Parenting: What Science Reveals About ParentalInfluence (2013), ...