SAC Membership

Scientific Advisory Committee

The role of this committee is to advise the CCA’s board with respect to assessment topic selection, terms of reference, and peer review. The committee will also be among several sources of advice on selection of expert panelists.

The members of SAC are eminent representatives of the broad science community, drawing from the academic, business and non-governmental sectors. Membership reflects balance in terms of discipline, geography, gender and official language community.


Eliot A. Phillipson, O.C., FCAHS (Chair)

Sir John and Lady Eaton Professor of Medicine Emeritus, University of Toronto (Toronto, ON); Former President and CEO, Canada Foundation for Innovation (Ottawa, ON)

David Castle

Vice-President Research and Professor, School of Public Administration; adjunct appointment Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria (Victoria, BC)

Sophie D'Amours, O.C., FCAE

Rector of the Université Laval (Quebec City, QC)

Jackie Dawson

Canada Research Chair in Environment, Society and Policy, and Associate Professor, Department of Geography, University of Ottawa (Ottawa, ON)

Jean Gray, C.M., FCAHS Professor Emeritus, Medical Education, Medicine, Pharmacology, Dalhousie University (Halifax, NS)

John Hepburn, FRSC

Vice-President, Research, CIFAR (Toronto, ON)

Gregory S. Kealey, C.M., FRSC Professor Emeritus, Department of History, University of New Brunswick (Fredericton, NB)

Malcolm King, FCAHS

Scientific Director Institute of Aboriginal Peoples' Health at Canadian Institutes of Health Research (Saskatoon, SK)

Stuart MacLeod, FCAHS

Professor of Pediatrics (Emeritus), University of British Columbia (Vancouver, BC); Adjunct Professor, Community Health and Epidemiology, Dalhousie University (Halifax, NS)

Barbara Neis, C.M., FRSC

John Paton Lewis Distinguished University Professor, Memorial University of Newfoundland (St. John’s, NL)

Nicole A. Poirier, FCAE

President, KoanTeknico Solutions Inc. (Beaconsfield, QC)

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