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Leadership

Collaboration is a key value at the heart of OICR.

Collaboration is an integral driver of our leadership team, which brings together experts with diverse voices, backgrounds and skill sets to lead our shared pursuit of world-class translational cancer research together. OICR is overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors, which is responsible for the success and sustainability of the Institute and the overall governance of the affairs of the corporation.

Board of Directors
Susan Fitzpatrick (Chair)
Head Canadian Drug Agency Transition Office at Health Canada
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Jason Berman, MD
Chief Executive Officer and Scientific Director, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO); Research Institute and Vice President Research, CHEO
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Malcolm Campbell, PhD
Vice-President, Research, University of Guelph
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Rodney Cheung, P. Eng, EMBA
Global Chief Information Officer (CIO), BGIS
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Janice Deakin, PhD
President and CEO, Higher Education Quality Council
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Kevin Empey, CPA
Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Lakeridge Health
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Peggy Gilmour, CPA, CA, CRMA, ICD.D
Board Member
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Jonathan Irish MD M.Sc. FRCSC FACS
Provincial Head, Surgical Oncology, Cancer Care Ontario/Ontario Health
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Wendy Kelley, JD
Chief Legal Officer, People Corporation
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Ken Lawless, MSc
President and Chief Executive Officer, Epitope Capital Corp.
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Anne-Marie Mes-Masson, PhD
Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Montreal, Deputy Scientific Director, Basic and Translational Research at the Centre de recherche du Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CRCHUM).
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Ken Newport, CPA
Chair, BioCanRx
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Andrea Redway, LLB
Patient Representative
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Geoffrey Porter, MD
Professor of Surgery, Ramia Chair in Surgical Oncology, Dalhousie University
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Dawn Powell, MSc
President, Dawn M. Powell Appraisals
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Bradly G. Wouters, PhD
Executive Vice President, Science and Research, University Health Network
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Scientific Advisory Board
Todd R. Golub, MD (Co-chair)
  • Core Institute Member, Chief Scientific Officer and Director of the Cancer Program, Broad Institute
Richard L. Schilsky, MD, FASCO (Co-chair)
  • Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, American Society of Clinical Oncology
François Bénard, MD
  • Professor and BC Leadership Chair in Functional Cancer Imaging, Department of Radiology, University of British Columbia
  • Vice President Research, BC Cancer Agency
Ewan Birney, PhD
  • Director and Joint Head of Research and Senior Scientist, European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI)
Hakim Djaballah, PhD
  • President and CEO, Keren Therapeutics
Sylvia K. Plevritis, PhD
  • Professor and Chair, Department of Biomedical Data Science
Elaine R. Mardis, PhD
  • Nationwide Foundation Endowed Chair in Genomic Medicine
  • Co-Executive Director, Institute for Genomic Medicine, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
  • Professor of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Deborah Schrag, MD, MPH
  • Chief, Division of Population Sciences, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
  • Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
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