Board of Directors

The Board of Directors has a unique structure. Each member academy appoints two directors. These six directors then appoint two additional directors from the general public. The remaining four directors are proposed to the Board by the federal Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, but are formally appointed by the Board.

Margaret Bloodworth, C.M., Chair Former federal Deputy Minister and National Security Advisor (Ottawa, ON)

Paul Allison, FCAHS

Dean, Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University (Montréal, QC)

Tom Brzustowski, O.C., FRSC, FCAE

Member of the Board of the Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo; Member of the Board, Waterloo Global Science Initiative (Waterloo, ON)

David A. Dodge, O.C., FRSC

Senior Advisor, Bennett Jones LLP (Ottawa, ON)

Chad Gaffield, O.C., FRSC

Professor of History and University Research Chair in Digital Scholarship, University of Ottawa (Ottawa, ON)

Jawahar (Jay) Kalra, MD, FCAHS

Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Member, Board of Governors, University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon, SK)

Bartha Maria Knoppers, O.C., O.Q., FRSC, FCAHS Full Professor and Director, Centre of Genomics and Policy, Faculty of Medicine, Human Genetics, McGill University (Montréal, QC)

Maryse Lassonde, O.C., O.Q., FRSC, FCAHS

Scientific Director, Quebec Natural Sciences and Technology Granting Agency; Past-President, Royal Society of Canada (Montréal, QC)

Pierre Lortie, C.M., FCAE

Senior Business Advisor, Dentons LLP; Past President of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (Montréal, QC)

Lydia Miljan

Associate Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Arts and Science program, University of Windsor (Windsor, ON)
Linda Rabeneck, FCAHS Vice President, Prevention and Cancer Control at Cancer Care Ontario; President, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (Toronto, ON)

Douglas Ruth, FCAE

Professor and Dean Emeritus, Associate Dean (Design Education), NSERC Chair in Design Engineering, and Director of the Centre for Engineering Professional Practice and Engineering Education, University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, MB)

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