2022 Annual General Meeting
2022 Annual General Meeting
Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Fairmont Château Laurier
DAY AT A GLANCE
- 10:00 am – 12:00 pm: Panel Presentation — Sharing the Science: What Successful Open Science Looks Like
(Research Canada’s Members, Supporters, and Partners)
|MODERATOR: Rose Goldstein, MD
Research Canada Chair
Professor of Medicine, McGill University
|Dr. Rose Goldstein is a professor in the Faculty of Medicine and the former Vice-Principal of Research and Innovation at McGill University from 2010 to 2017. In 2017, Dr. Goldstein completed the Directors Education Program (DEP) from the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD). Dr. Goldstein earned her Bachelor of Science and Medical degrees from McGill and completed her clinical training at the Universities of Toronto, Ottawa, and Texas. Dr. Goldstein became Chair of Research Canada in June 2020.
Medical Student, University of British Columbia | Member, UNESCO Youth Advisory Group in the Natural Sciences
Ella Chan is in her second year at UBC Medicine in Vancouver, BC. She is an advocate for increasing science and health literacy. She started a YouTube channel, Sci Files, when she was twelve, dedicated to encouraging all to pursue degrees in STEAM fields. She is a member of the UNESCO Youth Advisory Group in the Natural Sciences, where she coordinated the development of a White Paper on Open Science.
|Aled Edwards, PhD
Professor, Temerty Nexus Chair of Health Innovation and Technology, University of Toronto | Director, Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC)
Dr. Aled Edwards leads the Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC), counted among the world’s most successful public-private partnership in the pharmaceutical sector. The SGC generates research tools and knowledge to support basic science and early-stage drug discovery, and since 2004 has placed all its research output into the public domain without restriction, including without patents as a core principle. Dr. Edwards is also a Professor and Temerty Nexus Chair of Health Innovation and Technology at the University Toronto.
Living with ALS
Kris Noakes is a citizen of the Anishinabek Nation, a member of Nipissing First Nation living with ALS. She has been an Indigenous advocate at the Municipal, Provincial, Federal levels. Currently, Kris is a member of the Board of Directors for the Hamilton Community Legal Clinic, a member of the Federal Judicial Advisory Committee for the GTA, a member of ALS Canada’s Board of Directors and a member of ALS Canada’s Revolution Ride Committee.
|Jo Anne Stratton, PhD
Assistant Professor, The Neuro, McGill University | Scientific Chair, Open Science Grassroots Committee, TOSI GRC
Dr. Jo Anne Stratton is an Assistant Professor at The Neuro and the Scientific Chair of the Grassroots Committee at the Tanenbaum Open Science Institute (TOSI GRC). She is a neuroscientist working with clinical material derived from the open science tissue repository (C-BIG) at The Neuro and specialised in applying single-cell technologies to these samples to better understand and treat neurological diseases. Dr. Stratton also sits on the C-BIG Tissue and Data Committee to ensure the responsible and ethical use of samples obtained from this open science resource. She is also a part of the Aligning Science Across Parkinson’s (ASAP) network – which is an organization dedicated to transparency, open access data sharing, and collaboration to accelerate the pace of discovery, and inform the path to a cure for Parkinson’s.
- 12:10 – 1:30 pm: Parliamentary Health Research Caucus Luncheon – Game Changers in Health Research and Health Innovation
Hosted by Dr. Brendan Hanley, MP (Yukon), Chair of the Parliamentary Health Research Caucus, Co-hosted by Vice-Chairs, Dr. Stephen Ellis, MP (Cumberland—Colchester), Ms. Carol Hughes, MP (Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing) and Senate Representative, The Honourable Mohamed-Iqbal Ravalia (Newfoundland and Labrador)
(Research Canada Members, Supporters and Partners and Parliamentarians – By Invitation Only)
|Susan Bartels, MD, MPH, DTMH, FRCPC
Departments of Emergency Medicine and Public Health Sciences, Queen’s University | Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Humanitarian Health Equity
Dr. Susan Bartels is a Clinician-Scientist and Canada Research Chair in Humanitarian Health Equity at Queen’s University. In addition to practicing emergency medicine, she conducts public health research focused on how women and children are impacted by humanitarian crises. Dr. Bartels’s interests lie in using innovative methods to improve the social determinants of health in settings of armed conflict and natural disasters. She completed fellowship and graduate training at Harvard University before joining Queen’s as faculty in 2014.
|Jane Heffernan, PhD
Full Professor, Mathematics and Statistics, York University | Co-Director of the Canadian Centre for Disease Modelling
Dr. Jane Heffernan is a Full Professor of Mathematics & Statistics at York University, where she leads the Modelling Infection & Immunity Lab. She is a co-Director of the Canadian Centre for Disease Modelling, and President-Elect of the international Society of Mathematical Biology. Dr Heffernan is a member of the Canadian Immunization Research Network, and the Royal Society of Canada’s, College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. She is a scientific advisor to the COVID Immunity Task Force and Health Canada.
|Kelly Skinner, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor, School of Public Health Sciences, University of Waterloo | CIHR Applied Public Health Chair
Dr. Kelly Skinner is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo and was awarded a CIHR Applied Public Health Chair. She is a social scientist and engages in interdisciplinary, community-based, and collaborative research and evaluation with northern communities, partners, and governments. Her team captures community-led food initiatives in adapting to climate change and improving food security, northern food systems and environments, health equity, self-determination, and well-being.
- 1:30 am – 3:00 pm: Research Canada’s 17th Annual General Meeting
(Research Canada Members only)
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
Innovative Medicines Canada is the national association representing the voice of Canada’s innovative pharmaceutical industry. The association advocates for policies that enable the discovery, development, and delivery of innovative medicines and vaccines to improve the lives of all Canadians and supports the members’ commitment to being a valued partner in the Canadian healthcare system.