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COEE2021 Speakers

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# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Melanie Adrian

Associate Professor, Carleton Chair in Teaching Innovation

Carleton University

Lara Aknin

Associate Professor, Chair of the Lancet's COVID-19 Commission Mental Health Task Force

Simon Fraser University

Caroline Alphonso

Education Reporter

The Globe and Mail

Kristian Andersen

Professor and Vice President

Scripps Research and the Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Consortium

Erin Anderssen

Feature Writer

The Globe and Mail

Professor Ana Andreazza

Department of Pharmacology and Psychiatry

University of Toronto

Meghan Azad


University of Manitoba


Constance Backhouse

University Research Chair

Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa

Morna Ballantyne

Executive Director

Child Care Now

Natalie Ban

Associate Professor, School of Environmental Studies

University of Victoria

Professor Rowan Barrett

Canada Research Chair in Biodiversity Science

McGill University

Dakshana Bascaramurty

National Reporter

The Globe and Mail

Marie Battiste

Professor Emerita

Department of Educational Foundations, University of Saskatchewan

Jane Bertrand

Program Director

Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation

Dale Beugin

Vice President, Research and Analysis

Canadian Institute for Climate Choices

Zosia Bielski


The Globe and Mail

Amanda Bittner

Political Psychologist

Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador

Matthew Bonn

Program Coordinator

Canadian Association of People Who Use Drugs "Nothing about us, without us.''

Kimberley Brooks

Professor of Law, Professor of Accounting and Dean

Faculty of Management, Dalhousie University

Professor Rosa Bruno-Jofré

Faculty of Education

Queen's University


Dawn Calleja

Deputy Editor, Report on on Business

The Globe and Mail

Marsha Campbell-Yeo

Professor, School of Nursing

Dalhousie University

Krista Carr

Executive Vice-President

Inclusion Canada

Timothy Caulfield

Professor, Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy

University of Alberta

Rory Collins

Professor of Medicine & Epidemiology and Head

The Nuffield Department of Population Health at University of Oxford

Genevieve Colverson

Chair of the Board of Directors

Capital Pride

Isabelle Czernichowski-Lauriol

Public Research Officer

BRGM: French Geological Survey


Ajay Dalai

Distinguished Professor

University of Saskatchewan

Nathalie Des Rosiers


Massey College

Jonathan Dewar

Chief Executive Officer

First Nations Information Governance Centre

Elizabeth Dhuey

Associate Professor of Economics

University of Toronto

Professor Steve DiPaola

Simon Fraser University

Professor Keith Dobson

Department of Psychology

University of Calgary


Carolyn Emery

Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology

University of Calgary

Michael Eskin

Professor, Department of Food and Human Nutritional Sciences

University of Manitoba

Vicki Esses

Co-Chair and Professor

Pathways to Prosperity Partnership and Western University


Lena Faust


National Youth Advisory Panel of the Child-Bright Network

Len Findlay

Distinguished Professor Emeritus

University of Saskatchewan

Kelly Foley

Associate Professor

Department of Economics, University of Saskatchewan


Melanie Gauthier

President and, faculty lecturer and program director

McGill University and Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses

Professor George Georgiou

Department of Educational Psychology

University of Alberta

Noel Gibney


University of Alberta

Vivek Goel

President and Vice-Chancellor

University of Waterloo

Alison Gopnik


University of California at Berkeley

Lise Gotell


Women and Gender Studies, University of Alberta

Philippe Gros

Deputy Vice-Principal, Research and Innovation

McGill University

Vanessa Gruben

Vice Dean and Associate Professor

University of Ottawa

Anatoliy Gruzd

Canada Research Chair in Privacy-Preserving Digital Technologies

Ryerson University


Catherine Haeck


Department of Economic science, UNAM

Professor Daryl Haggard

Associate Professor of Physics

McGill University

Jan Hare

Anishinaabe scholar and educator

M’Chigeeng First Nation

Kathryn Harrison

Professor of Political Science

The University of British Columbia

Monica Heller

RSC Council | Secretary of Communications

University of Toronto

Professor Ella Hermon

Department of History

Université Laval

Carla Hilario

Assistant Professor

Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta

Dr. Myra Hird

Full Professor and Queen's National Scholar, School of Environmental Studies

Queen's University

Hannah Hoag

Deputy editor and energy editor

The Conversation Canada

Catherine Hudon

Department of Family Medicine

Université de Sherbrooke

Wendy Hui Kyong Chun

Canada 150 Chair in New Media, Director of the Digital Democracies Institute

Simon Fraser University

Elaine Hyshka

Assistant Professor

University of Alberta's School of Public Health


Martha Jackman

Professor of law

Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa

Beth Jackson

Senior Science Advisor

Public Health Agency of Canada

Fae Johnstone

Executive Director

Widsom 2 Action


Shuchi Karim


Carleton University

Karly Kehoe

President of the RSC’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

Saint Mary's University

Rosel Kim

Staff Lawyer

Women's Legal Education and Action Fund

Bartha Knoppers


Centre of Genomics and Policy of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at McGill University

Margaret Kovach


Department of Educational Studies, Faculty of Education, The University of British Columbia


Nathan Lachowsky

Associate Professor

University of Victoria

Kathleen Lahey

Professor, Queen's National Scholar, and Patricia Monture Distinguished University Professor

Queen's University

Professor Susanne Lajoie

Canada Research Chair

McGill University

Iris A. Lesser

Assistant Professor

University of the Fraser Valley

Guofang Li

Professor and Canada Research Chair

The University of British Columbia

Sally Lindsay

Senior Scientist & Associate Professor

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital & Bloorview Research Institute, University of Toronto

Steven Liss

Vice-President, Research and Innovation

Ryerson University

Peter Loewen


Department of Political Science and the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto

Yona Lunsky

Senior Scientist and Director

Adult Neurodevelopment and Geriatric Psychiatry Division, and, Health Care Access Research and Developmental Disabilities (H-CARDD) Program, University of Toronto

David Lyon

Queen's University


Glen MacDonald

Professor and Chair

UCLA and the Canadian Council of Academies Expert Panel on Canada’s Carbon Sink Potential

Annette Majnemer


McGill University

Rebecca Major

Assistant Professor

University of Windsor

Krys Maki

Research and Policy Manager

Women's Shelters Canada

Greg Matlashewski

Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology

McGill University

Corey Mattie

Board Member

Community Foundations of Canada

Bruce Mazer

Professor and Head

Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University and Child Health Research at the Montreal Children's Hospital

Chris McCabe

Executive Director and CEO

Institute of Health Economics (IHE)

Kerry McCuaig

Fellow Early Childhood Policy

Atkinson Centre/Ontario Institute Studies in Education

Kimberlyn McGrail


Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, The University of British Columbia

Patrick McGrath

Vice President Research, Innovation and Knowledge


Jeremy McNeil

RSC President

Western University

Melinda Mills


Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science, University of Oxford, UK

Cynthia Milton

Associate Vice President Research and Full Professor

Department of History, University of Victoria

Vincent Mooser

Canada Excellence Research Chair in Genomic Medicine and Director

McGill University and Biobanque québécoise de la COVID-19

Tara Moriarty

Associate Professor

University of Toronto Faculties of Dentistry and Medicine

Haizhen Mou


University of Saskatchewan


Christine Neill

Associate Professor

Wilfrid Laurier University

Mona Nemer

Chief Science Advisor to Canada’s Prime Minister, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, and Cabinet

Professor Raymond Ng

Department of Computer Science

The University of British Columbia


Patricia O'Campo


Unity Health Toronto

Natan Obed


Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami


Nitika Pant Pai

Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine

McGill University

Bojan Paunovic


Health Science Center Winnipeg, University of Manitoba

Sharon Peacock

Professor of Public Health and Microbiology

Department of Medicine at the University of Cambridge

Johanna Peetz

Associate Professor of Psychology

Carleton University

Fanie Pelletier

Professor, Department of Biology

Université de Sherbrooke

Stylianos Perrakis

Distinguished Professor of Financial Derivatives

Concordia University

Adele Perry

Distinguished Professor of History and Women’s and Gender Studies

University of Manitoba

Professor Sheila Petty

Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance

University of Regina

Carla Prado


University of Alberta

Susan Prentice

Duff Roblin Professorship, Professor of Sociology

University of Manitoba


Amélie Quesnel-Vallée

Canada Research Chair in Policies and Health Inequalities

McGill University

Joanna Quinn

Past-President of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

Royal Society of Canada


Linda Rabeneck

Professor of Medicine and Vice-President

University of Toronto and Prevention and Cancer Control at Ontario Health (Cancer Care Ontario

Galia Rahav

Full Professor, specialist in Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology.

Tel Aviv University

Bhuvana Rai



Srilata Ravi


University of Alberta

Elizabeth Renzetti

Columnist and Feature Writer

The Globe and Mail

Lisa Richardson

Internist and Indigenous Health Lead

University Hospital Network and University of Toronto and Women’s College Hospital

Grant Robertson

Senior Writer

The Globe and Mail

Jennifer Robson


Working Group on the Impacts of COVID-19 on Women in Canada

Charles Rotimi


Trans-National Institutes of Health center for research in genomics and global health


Tara Sampalli

Senior Scientific Director, Research, Innovation and Discovery

Nova Scotia Health Authority

Leila Sarangi

Director, Social Action

Family Service Toronto

Melanie Saville

Director Vaccine Development

Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)

Steve Scherer


The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)

Tammy Schirle


Wilfrid Laurier University

Katherine Scott

Senior Researcher

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

Ivan Semeniuk

Reports on science

The Globe and Mail

Jesse Shapiro

Principal investigator and Associate professor

McGill Genome Centre and Department of Microbiology & Immunology, McGill University

Arjumand Siddiqi

Professor and Division Head

Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Vicky Smallman

National Director

Human Rights at the Canadian Labour Congress

Malinda Smith

Vice Provost and Associate Vice President Research

University of Calgary

Rick Smith


The Canadian Institute for Climate Choices

Anjum Sultana

National Director of Public Policy & Strategic Communications

YWCA Canada


Lindsay Tedds

Co-Chair of the RSC Working Group on the Impacts of COVID-19 on Women in Canada

Associate Professor and Scientific Director, Fiscal and Economic Policy, University of Calgary

Nisha Thampi

Associate Professor and Pediatric Infectious Diseases Consultant

University of Ottawa

Professor Debra Titone

Associate Vice-Principal, Research

McGill University

Gail Tomblin Murphy

Vice-President of Research, Innovation and Discovery and Chief Nurse Executive

Nova Scotia Health

Rita Trichur

Business Columnist

The Globe and Mail

Ashleigh Tuite

Assistant Professor

Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto


Tracy Vaillancourt

Professor and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair

University of Ottawa

Professor Kathleen Vaughan

Department of Art Education

Concordia University

Christl Verduyn


English Literature and Canadian Studies, Mount Allison University

Silvia Vidal

Director and Professor

McGill University


David Walmsley


The Globe and Mail

Carly Weeks

Health Reporter

The Globe and Mail

Ian Wereley

Historian and Researcher

Carleton University

Janet Werker

University Killam Professor and Canada Research Chair

The University of British Columbia

Professor David A. Wilson

Celtic Studies Program and History Department

University of Toronto

Jennifer Winter

Associate Professor and Scientific Director

Department of Economics and the Energy and Environmental Policy Research Division at the School of Public Policy

Andrea Woo

Health Journalist

The Globe and Mail

Stephen Wordsworth

Executive Director

CARA - Council for At-Risk Academics

Julia M. Wright

President of the Academy of Arts & Humanities of the RSC

Dalhousie University


Professor Keith Yeates

Department of Psychology

University of Calgary