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Panel Members

Interagency Advisory Panel on Research Ethics (PRE)

The Interagency Advisory Panel on Research Ethics (PRE) is composed of 12 members drawn from across the country to represent a wide spectrum of expertise and experience in the ethics of human research, such as research involving Aboriginal peoples, ethics and ethics review, research administration, research in the health, natural and social sciences, humanities and engineering, law, as well as a lay perspective.

Working in collaboration with and drawing support from expert groups, the Panel will add to the substantial base of ethics knowledge and ability that already exists in Canada.

The members of the Panel are:

Carolyn Ells
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Member of the Division of Experimental Medicine
Member of the Biomedical Ethics Unit
McGill University


Pierre Boulos
Special Advisor
Research Ethics, Education and Internationalization
University of Windsor


Peter Chow-White
Genomics and Networks Analysis Lab
Simon Fraser University

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Édith Deleury
Professor Emeritus
Faculty of Law
Université Laval


Joyce Helmer
Associate Professor
Division of Clinical Sciences
Northern Ontario School of Medicine

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Professor and Director
School of Population and Public Health in the Faculty of Medicine
University of British Columbia
Veronica Stinson
Professor of Psychology
Saint Mary’s University

Lehana Thabane
Associate director
Department of Clinical Epidemiology
and Biostatistics
McMaster University

Brent Windwick
Health Care Lawyer
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and
Faculty of Pharmacy
University of Alberta

Ex-officio Member:

Susan Zimmerman
Executive Director, Secretariat on Responsible Conduct of Research

Former Panel Members: