Professor, Dept. of Philosophy, Dalhousie University

Susan Sherwin holds a Dalhousie University Research Professorship and has served as Chair of the university’s Department of Philosophy. She has straddled the divide between moral philosophy and bioethics for some time. Internationally, she is considered one of the world’s foremost feminist ethicists and she serves on committees for numerous organizations such as the Royal College where she serves on the Ethics and Equity Committee; CIHR as a member of the Standing Committee on Ethics; UNESCO; CIAR; and Health Canada on the Advisory Group on Reproductive and Genetic Technologies. Dr. Sherwin ...


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 ...


Professor, University of Alberta

Lorne Tyrrell is a Professor of Medical Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Alberta and served for 10 years as Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry until 2004. He currently holds the ClHR/GSK Chair in Virology at the University of Alberta. In 1986, with Dr. Morris Robins, he began working on a system to identify potent antivirals against hepatitis B virus (HBV) which infects about 400 million people worldwide. Through their work they discovered several potent antivirals against HBV and this resulted in a major collaboration with Glaxo Canada (now GlaxoSmithKline). The ...


Professor, School of Excise Science, University of Victoria

Ryan E. Rhodes is a Professor in the School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, Director of the Behavioral Medicine Laboratory, and Associate Director of the Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health at the University of Victoria, Canada. His primary area of research is on the psychology of physical activity and sedentary behavior with an applied focus of physical activity promotion during early family development. Dr. Rhodes has held over 90 grants for this research and he has contributed over 300 publications on the topic as well as 25 book chapters and an undergraduate ...


Full Professor, Dept. of Biomed Eng. and Faculty of Dent., McGill University

M. Tabrizian has pioneered many concepts in the field of (nano) biomaterials and (nano) biointerfaces to promote the interactions and crosstalk between alive and artificial systems. This resulted in shifting the paradigm in conventional approaches to regenerative medicine and nanomedicine, and many acclaimed publications. Of great significance are her approaches to layer-by-layer self-assembly of natural polymers to make a nano-thin film on any templates including live cells and tissues along with developing inventive microfluidic platforms for biosensing of live tissue and pathogen detection.


Professor Emeritus, Depart. Microbiology & Immunology, Western University

Bhagirath Singh is currently Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Western Ontario. He has also served as deputy director of the John P. Robarts Research Institute (1997-2000), co-director of the Immunology Program (1992- 1997) and department chair (1992-2000). Dr. Singh has been scientific director of the CIHR Institute of Infection and Immunity (Ill) since its inception. He has pioneered new approaches for the immunotherapy of type 1 diabetes. He was first to discover that this spontaneous autoimmune disease and its recurrence could be prevented by ...


Professor of Physiology and Medicine, University of Toronto

Mladen pioneered tracer methods providing a corner stone for quantifying hormonal interactions in glucoregulation and pathogenesis diabetes. His hypothesis about beneficial or deleterious glucoregulatory effects of exercise in diabetes is universally accepted and is the basis of the concept that exercise not only ameliorates, but also prevents diabetes. He was the first to outline molecular mechanisms of hypothalamic pituitary adrenal dysfunction in diabetes, hypoglycemia and stress. He discovered new mechanisms how muscle, liver and pancreatic ?-cells adapt to hyperglycemia; a critical ...


University Professor, University of Toronto

Donald Stuss is President and Scientific Director of the Ontario Brain Institute (2011-); University Professor of Medicine (Neurology/Rehab Sci) and Psychology at the University of Toronto; founding director of The Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest (1989-2008). Dr. Stuss has authored over 190 peer-reviewed publications and 48 book chapters. His honours include the Order of Ontario (2001), University of Toronto Faculty Award (2004), Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, election to University Professor status at the University of Toronto; and National Academy of Neuropsychology 2011 ...


Prof. of Pediatrics, Surgery, Immunology & Pathology/Lab Med, University of Alberta

Dr. West holds an international reputation as a scholar and leader in the field of pediatric heart transplantation and the science of immunobiology. Infants around the world now benefit from a change in clinical practice brought about by scientific knowledge applied to transplant policy. Today, 80% of infants waiting for a heart transplant will receive an organ; this improvement is largely due to the use of incompatible donor organs based on Dr. West’s research. Moreover, wastage of donor organs that would have been discarded due to lack of acceptable recipients has been minimized. She has ...


Professor | Ward Chair Ped Brain Injury Department Head, University of Calgary

Dr. Yeates is a world-leading researcher in the field of pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the most highly published author on childhood TBI and concussion in the world over the past decade. A neuropsychologist, Dr. Yeates has conducted innovative and clinically-impactful research regarding the environment's role in children's recovery from TBI, the social outcomes of childhood brain disorders, and the diagnosis and management of childhood concussion. Through outstanding mentorship and leadership nationally and internationally, Dr. Yeates has advanced the science and practice of ...