SAC Membership

Scientific Advisory Committee

The role of this 16-member committee is to advise the Council’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.


Susan A. McDaniel, FRSC, Chair 

Director, Prentice Institute; Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Global Population and Life Course; Prentice Research Chair in Global Population and Economy; Professor of Sociology, University of Lethbridge (Lethbridge, AB)

Lorne Babiuk, O.C., FRSC, FCAHS

Vice President (Research), University of Alberta (Edmonton, AB)

Clarissa Desjardins

CEO, Clementia Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Montréal, QC)

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

John Hepburn, FRSC

Vice-President, Research and International, University of British Columbia (Vancouver, BC)

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

Daniel Krewski

Professor of Epidemiology and Community Medicine and Scientific Director of the McLaughlin Centre for Population Health Risk Assessment, University of Ottawa (Ottawa, ON)

Avrim Lazar Former President and CEO, Forest Products Association of Canada (Ottawa, ON)

Norbert R. Morgenstern, C.M., FRSC, FCAE

Professor (Emeritus), Civil Engineering, University of Alberta (Edmonton, AB)

Sarah P. Otto, FRSC

Professor and Director of the Biodiversity Research Centre, University of British Columbia (Vancouver, BC)

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