Petition for quality face-to-face peer review for Federal research funding #qualityF2Freview

Researchers across Canada rely on federal funding to conduct their ground-breaking research and train the next generation of innovators. Researchers submit grants outlining in detail what they want to study, why and how, to federal agencies. Once submitted, only the most innovative and promising ideas are awarded funding following a process known as peer review, where fellow researchers scrutinize, discuss and decide which grants should be awarded the precious and critical research dollars.

Funding agencies in all fields of research around the world use peer review. The efficacy and credibility of this process are especially important in times of resource constraints. It is essential that the scientific community, decision makers and the public can trust the quality of the review that leads to funding the best quality science.

The international gold standard for peer review is to work in committees of peers who meet in person for “face-to-face” evaluation and discussion of proposals. Whereas there are variations of the exact procedure, most scientists around the world consider face-to-face evaluation as the only approach that provides fair reviews according to internationally recognized quality standards.

Canada is currently undergoing a Fundamental Science Review that is being spearheaded by the Minister of Science, Dr. Kirsty Duncan.  The Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences applauds the Government of Canada for their continued commitment to discovery research. We feel that an essential aspect of the Fundamental Science Review should be an examination of the mechanisms through which federal research funding is granted. This issue is especially critical in the context of the CIHR reforms that have replaced face-to-face review in the open operating grant competitions by an unproven online process of questionable value. We demand that CIHR returns to “face-to-face” peer reviews for the Fall 2016 open operation grant competitions and suggest that the Fundamental Science Review committee requires “face-to-face” as the standard review process for Canadian government funding agencies such as CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC in order to ensure the quality and the trust of the research community in the peer review process.

Sign our petition for face-to-face peer review to become required for Canadian government funding of research, by entering your name, affiliation and email address to the field below.  Once you click submit, the following will happen:

  1. Your name and affiliation will appear in the list of signatories on the right hand side.
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan, Canada’s Fundamental Science Review Panel, Minister of Health Jane Philpott, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Singh Bains, Interim Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada Rona Ambrose, Leader of the New Democratic Party Thomas Mulcair and Leader of the Green Party of Canada Elizabeth May.

Thanks for your support.
The board of the CSMB

Supporters

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Christy Thomson
Amgen British Columbia

 

Kostas Pantopoulos
McGill University

 

Doris J. Doudet
University of British Columbia

 

Sevtap Savas
Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University

 

Meirong Liang
Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM)

 

Alisdair Boraston
University of Victoria

 

Maritza Jaramillo Patino
INRS – Institut Armand Frappier

 

Mehdi Jafarnejad
McGill University

 

Aleksandar Necakov, PhD
Brock University, Biological Sciences Department

 

Wendy Ward
Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, Brock University

 

Carita Lanner
Northern Ontario School of Medicine

 

Tyler Dyer
Research Assistant

 

Roger Deeley
Queen’s University

 

James Stewart
Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing

 

Laila Singh
Max Planck Institute for the Biology of Ageing

 

Mathieu Lavallee-Adam
University of Ottawa

 

Kelly Brown
University of British Columbia

 

Jamie Kathleen Scott, MD, PhD
Simon Fraser Univesity

 

Daniel St-Cyr
University of Montreal

 

Thomas I. Michalak
Faculty of Medicine, Memeorial University

 

Donald Edward Mitchell
Dalhousie University

 

Donald Edward Mitchell
Dalhousie University

 

Luisa Izzi
Université de Montréal

 

John Copeland
University of Ottawa

 

Vania F. Prado
Western University

 

Gerald F. Audette
York University

 

Barbel Knauper
McGill University

 

Kerry Goralski
Dalhousie University

 

Alfredo Menendez
University of Sherbrooke

 

Richard Violette
School of Pharmacy, University of Waterloo

 

Choudhary Shoaib Ahmed
PhD Student, University of Nottingham, UK

 

Dr Judy E Anderson
Professor & Head, Biological Sciences, University of Manitoba

 

BOUDEFFA DRISS
Université de Montreal

 

Melissa Holmes
University of Toronto

 

Jessica Grahn
University of Western Ontario

 

Yahya Benslimane
University of Montreal

 

Charlie Boone
Donnelly Centre, University of Toronto

 

JING CHENG
IRIC MONTREAL

 

Ghada Ghazal
Research Associate

 

Karine Bourdages
Université de Montréal

 

Sylvain Tollis
University of Montreal

 

Michael Tyers
University of Montreal

 

Paul Fernyhough
University of Manitoba

 

Gabriel Kaufman
The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre

 

Bebhinn Treanor
University of Toronto

 

Sarah Childs
University of Calgary

 

Laura Smithson
Queen’s University

 

Tarik Moroy
Institut de recherches cliniques de Montreal (IRCM)

 

Fred Dick
Western University

 

Simon Bissonnette
Universite de Montreal

 

Ruey Su
University of Manitoba

 

Reinhart Reithmeier
University of Toronto

 

Christian Deschepper
Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal

 

Christopher Law
Concordia University

 

Julie Lessard
Universite de Montreal

 

Valerie Booth
Memorial University of Newfoundland

 

Mustapha Lhor
Université Laval

 

Tom Kovala
Northern Ontario School of Medicine

 

Jumi Shin
University of Toronto

 

Ryder Whittaker Hawkins
Université Laval

 

Gilles Dupuis
Université de Sherbrooke

 

Mélanie Dieudé
Researcher, CRCHUM,Scientific Integration, Canadian National Transplantation Research Progra

 

Melanie Woodin
University or Toronto, Department of Cell and Systems Biology

 

Kate Williams
Krembil Foundation

 

Devanand Pinto
Dalhousie University

 

Nguyet Nguyen
Atlantic Cancer Research Institute

 

Catherine Taylor
Atlantic Cancer Research Institute

 

Carolyn-Ann Robinson
Dalhousie University

 

Benjamin Rotstein
University of Ottawa

 

Orson Moritz
University of British Columbia

 

Jean-François Beaulieu
Université de Shebrooke

 

Yousef Bolous
Dalhousie University

 

Stephanie Legere
Dalhousie University

 

Tina Chen
University of Calgary

 

Tao Yu
Lunenfeld Tanenbaum Research Institute, Mt. Sinai Hospital

 

Terry LeVatte
Dalhousie University

 

Adam Nelson
Dalhousie University

 

Simon Gebremeskel
Dalhousie university

 

Kristine Day
Grants Facilitation Officer, Memorial University of Newfoundland

 

Jennifer Corcoran
Dalhousie University

 

Marie-Laurence Tremblay
Dalhousie University

 

Stacy Grieve
University of New Brunswick

 

Livia Anthes
Dalhousie University

 

Pierre H. Vachon
Département d’Anatomie et de biologie cellulaire, FMSS, U. de Sherbrooke

 

William P. Sheffield
McMaster University

 

Alan Fine
Dalhousie University

 

Jeanette Boudreau
Dalhousie University

 

Brian M Bennett
Queen’s University

 

Ian Chin-Sang
Queen’s University

 

Hayden Segboer
University of Calgary

 

Mary M. Stevenson, PhD
McGill University

 

Luc Sabourin
Ottawa Health Research Institute

 

Priyanka Pundir
University of Alberta

 

Lacomme Marine
Université de Montréal

 

Milanka Stevanovic
Master’s student

 

Michael Housset
Université de Montréal

 

Paul G. Young
Queen’s University

 

Evelyne Joyal
Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal

 

Katherine Borden
University of Montreal

 

Ronald E. Pearlman
University Professor Emeritus and Senior Scholar York University

 

Melanie Morin
Université de Sherbrooke

 

Pierre Mattar
Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal

 

Artur Kania
IRCM

 

Jean-Claude Labbé
Université de Montréal

 

Guang Yang
The Hospital for Sick Children

 

Antonio Strafella
University of Toronto

 

Francois Boudreau
Université de Sherbrooke

 

Hideto Takahashi
Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal

 

Vladimir Titorenko
Biology Department, Concordia University

 

Paul Heron
Université de Montréal

 

Danielle Jacques
Université de Sherbrooke

 

Ghassan bkaily
Universite de sherbrooke

 

Rudolf Winklbauer
University of Toronto

 

Dr. Eugene Tustanoff
Western University

 

Dr. ?Eugene Tustanoff
Western University

 

Renee de Pooter
University of Chicago

 

Nicholas Swindale
University of British Columbia

 

Joseph Gary Culotti
LTRI Mt. Sinai Hospial and University of Toronto

 

Ursula Stochaj
McGill University

 

MADER Sylvie
Université de Montréal

 

Marie-Josée Boucher
Université de Sherbrooke

 

Rikard Blunck
Dept. of Physics, Université de Montréal

 

Philippe Tessier
Université Laval

 

Trevor Moraes
University of Toronto

 

John Peever
University of Toronto

 

Guillaume Léonard
Université de Sherbrooke

 

Carles Vilarino-Guell
University of British Columbia

 

Neil Macpherson
University of Toronto

 

Ashley Bruce
University of Toronto

 

Azita
University of Saskatchewan

 

Dr. David Eisenstat
University of Alberta Depts. Medical Genetics, Pediatrics and Oncology

 

James Hammond
University of Alberta

 

Carrie Causing-Henderson
Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute

 

Jeffrey Chen
VIDO-InterVac, University of Saskatchewan

 

Micheline Piquette-Miller
University of Toronto

 

Robert Chen
Krembil Research Institute and University of Toronto

 

Stephen Cunnane
Université de Sherbrooke

 

Dr Naomi Visanji
Toronto Western Hospital

 

Fernand-Pierre Gendron
Universtité de Sherbrooke

 

Caroline Saucier
Université de Sherbrooke

 

Stephen George Withers
University of British Columbia

 

Jean-Bernard Denault
Université de Sherbrooke

 

Jeffrey Atkinson
Brock University

 

Stephanie Willerth
University of Victoria

 

Mariya Cheraksova
University of British Columbia

 

Mark Bichin
Neuroscience graduate program and Pediatrics – UBC

 

David S. Guttman
University of Toronto

 

Karim Mekhail
University of Toronto

 

Bernard Duncker
University of Waterloo

 

Bernard Duncker
University of Waterloo

 

Thomas MacRae
Dalhousie University

 

Steven R. Vincent
University of British Columbia

 

Céline Aguer
Institut de recherche de l’Hôpital Montfort

 

Frieder Schoeck
McGill University

 

Satoko Aoki
Memorial University

 

Martin L. Duennwald
University of Western Ontario

 

Dusica Maysinger
Prof. McGill University

 

Christina Sandall
University of Calgary

 

Juliet Daniel
McMaster University

 

Joanne Paquin
Université du Québec à Montréal

 

Robin Yates
University of Calgary

 

Philippe Campeau
Université de Montréal

 

Michael James
Biochemistry, University of Alberta

 

James Eubanks
University Health Network

 

Jennifer A Mitchell
University of Toronto

 

Alicia M. Viloria-Petit
University of Guelph

 

Dr. George Harauz
University of Guelph

 

William Trimble
Hospital for Sick Children

 

Martin Schmeing
McGill University

 

Kirk McManus
University of Manitoba

 

Anurag Tandon
University of Toronto

 

Erin McNally
Concordia University

 

Belinda Chang
University of Toronto

 

  1. Michael Lee
    School of Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University

 

Joanne Nash
University of Toronto

 

Liu Zhang
Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute

 

Charles Deber
SickKids & Univ. of Toronto

 

Dominic Julien
Université de Montréal

 

Christine Vande Velde
Universite de Montreal

 

Dr. Jeffrey Henderson
University of Toronto

 

Johanne Poudrier
Université de Montréal

 

John Glover
University of Toronto

 

FIlippos Peidis
LUNENFELD-TANENBAUM RESEARCH INSTITUTE

 

Frances Skinner
Krembil Research Institute and University of Toronto

 

Jeehye Park
The Hospital for Sick Children

 

Song Lee
Dalhousie University

 

John White
McGill University

 

Rod Bremner
Lunenfeld Tanenbaum Research Institute

 

David E. Isenman
University of Toronto, Professor Emeritus

 

Conrad Pridie
University of Alberta

 

Hesam Movassagh
University of Manitoba

 

John Brumell
Hospital for Sick Children

 

Hugh Kim
The University of British Columbia

 

Marie Elliot
McMaster University

 

Robert Chow
University of Victoria

 

Dixie Mager
BC Cancer Agency

 

Satyabrata Kar
University of Alberta

 

Gertraud Burger
Universite de Montreal, Robert-Cedergren Center for Bioinformatics and Genomics

 

Peter Pennefather
University of Toronto

 

J Thomas Beatty
Department of Microbiology & Immunology, University of British Columbia

 

Nathalie Bier
Université de Montréal, CRIUGM

 

Catherine Paradis-Bleau
université de Montréal

 

Catherine Paradis-Bleau
Université de Montréal

 

Mona Chappellaz
University of Calgary

 

Shannon Dunn
Toronto General Research Institute

 

Carla Coffin
University of Calgary

 

Jean-Louis Schwartz
Université de Montréal

 

Francina Webster
Carleton

 

Nevraj Kejiou
University of Toronto

 

Nathalie Veillette
Université de Montréal

 

Eric Cao
University of Toronto

 

Alain Lamarre
INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier

 

Jean-Claude Lacaille
Université de Montréal

 

James W. Wells
University of Toronto

 

Jean-Pierre Perreault
Université de Sherbrooke

 

Cordula Enenkel
University of Toronto

 

Abdelaziz Amrani
University of Sherbrooke

 

Jean Séguin
Université de Montréal

 

Elaine Leslie
University of Alberta

 

Jocelyne Gagné
Centre de recherche du CHUM

 

Sheela Ramanathan
Université de Sherbrooke

 

Patrick Giguère
University of Ottawa

 

Pascal Chartrand
Université de Montréal

 

Patrick McDonald, PhD
Univ. Sherbrooke

 

Michele Ardolino
University of Ottaawa

 

Tilquin Charles
Université de Montréal

 

Richard Bertrand
Dept médecine et Spéc. médicales

 

Angela Bowen, RN PhD
University of Saskatchewan

 

Anna Samaha
Université de Montréal

 

Marie-Hélène Fortin
Université de Montréal

 

Stephen Michnick
Université de Montréal

 

alain vinet
départment de physiologie, faculté de médecine, université de MOntréa;

 

Jean-François Cailhier
CRCHUM, Département de Médecine, Université de Montréal

 

Pierre Drapeau
Université de Montréal

 

Lee-Hwa Tai
Universite de Sherbrooke

 

Walter Wittich
University of Montreal

 

Lise Coderre
Département de médecine, Université de Montréal

 

Jane McGlade
Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto

 

Thomas Chang
University of British Columbia

 

Katey Rayner
University of Ottawa Heart Institute

 

Bernard Jasmin
University of Ottawa

 

Gregory D Funk
Professor, Dept Physiology University of Alberta

 

Mark Nitz
University of Toronto

 

Voula Kanelis
University of Toronto

 

Alison Gareau
University of Manitoba

 

Greg Fairn
St. Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto

 

Connie Krawczyk
McGill University

 

Nathalie Labrecque
UNiversité de Montréal

 

Kin Chan
University of Ottawa

 

Keir Menzies
University of Ottawa

 

Grant W Brown
Department of Biochemistry and Donnelly Centre, University of Toronto

 

Lynne Howell
University of Toronto

 

Mohammad-Ali Jenabian
Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)

 

Angela Tam
McGill University

 

Janet McCabe
University of Saskatchewan

 

Simon Sharpe
The Hospital for Sick Children

 

Walid A Houry
University of Toronto

 

Sian Patterson
University of Toronto

 

Phyllis G. Paterson
University of Saskatchewan

 

Yanna Ma
University of Saskatchewan

 

Bojan Shutinoski
University of Ottawa

 

François Dragon
Université du Québec à Montréal

 

Angela Crawley
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

 

Wanda Martin
University of Saskatchewan

 

Hector J. Caruncho
University of Saskatchewan

 

Daniel Serrano
Université de Sherbrooke

 

Marc-André Langlois
University of Ottawa

 

Emil F. Pai
University of Toronto

 

Stephen P Methot
McGill University

 

Michelle Letarte
Sick Kids and Univ of Toronto

 

Simona Stager
INRS – Institut Armand-Frappier

 

Éliane Fréchette-Chainé
Centre de recherche de l’institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal

 

Dania Haddad
University of Toronto

 

Bryan Heit
Assistant Professor, University of Western Ontario

 

Roy Duncan
Dalhousie University

 

David W. Hoskin
Department of Pathology, Dalhousie University

 

Tamas Fulop
Université de Sherbrooke

 

Paola Marcato
Dalhousie University

 

William Lemieux
CHU Sainte-Justine

 

Elvire Vaucher
Universite de Montreal

 

Karen Li
Concordia University

 

Tuan Bui
Department of Biology, University of Ottawa

 

Jana Stankova
Université de Sherbrooke

 

Sherri Christian
Memorial University of Newfoundland

 

Subburaj Ilangumaran
Université de Sherbrooke

 

Shokrollah Elahi
University of Alberta

 

Michel L. Tremblay
Goodman Cancer Research Centre

 

Clare So
University of Toronto

 

Nicolas Pilon
Associate Professor, University of Quebec at Montreal

 

Ali Abdul Sater
York University

 

Jesper Sjöström
McGill University

 

Nathalie Arbour
Associate Professor, Dept. Neurosciences, Université de Montreal, CRCHUM

 

Tanweer Azher
Memorial University St.John’s

 

Barbara Mindt
McGill university

 

Robert C.C. Mercer
University of Alberta

 

Colin Anderson
University of Alberta

 

Hermann Ziltener
The Biomedical Research Centre, UBC

 

Martin Pelletier
Professeur-adjoint sous octroi, Université Laval

 

Debby Burshtyn
University of Alberta

 

Naglaa Shoukry, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Montreal

 

Krista Heinonen
INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier, Université du Québec

 

Lisa Osborne
University of British Columbia

 

Marek Rola-Pleszczynski
Université de Sherbrooke

 

Kevin Rey
Simon Fraser University

 

Dr. Christopher Rudulier
University of Saskatchewan

 

Sylvie Lesage
Professeur sous octroi titulaire

 

Heather Filyk
University of British Columbia

 

Joshua Moreau
University of Toronto

 

Heather Filyk
Graduate Student

 

Eric Ma
McGill University

 

Michael J.H. Ratcliffe
University of Toronto

 

Nicolette M Fonseca
University of British Columbia

 

Steven Kerfoot
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Western University

 

Peter Chipman
RIKEN Brain Science Institute

 

Neale Ridgway
Dalhousie University

 

Holly Mansell
University of Saskatchewan

 

Stanley Moore
Associate Professor, Dept of Biochemistry, University of Saskatchewan

 

Ovidiu Lungu
University of Montreal

 

Shalina S. Ousman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, University of Calgary

 

Raad Nashmi
University of Victoria

 

Lucie Blais
Univeristé de Montréal

 

Stephanie Fulton
Université de Montréal / CRCHUM

 

Dr. Cecilia Benoit
University of Victoria

 

chantal dumoulin
université de Montréa

 

Ivan Sadowski
UBC Biochemistry

 

Raimar Loebenberg
UofA Drug Development Centre

 

Dr. Thomas Rotter
College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, U of S

 

Michel Dugas, Ph.D.
Université du Québec en Outaouais

 

Véronique Hamel
IBIS, CRDM, Université Laval

 

Dr John R Gordon
Department of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan

 

Leigh Anne Swayne
University of Victoria

 

Craig Brown
University of Victoria

 

Shuhiba Mohammad
Queen’s University

 

Kerry Delaney
University of Victoria

 

Zelma Kiss
University of Calgary

 

Sébastien Grenier
Université de Montréal / CRIUGM

 

James Tanaka
University of Victoria

 

Nicolas Bousette
University de Montreal

 

Haleh Fotowat
University of Ottawa

 

Blake Richards
Assistant Professor, University of Toronto Scarborough

 

Jon Watts
University of saskatchewan

 

Hassan Vatanparast
U of S

 

Susan J Whiting
University of Saskatchewan

 

Paul Cisek
University of Montreal, Department of Neuroscience

 

Catherine Pallen
University of British Columbia

 

Dean and Professor Kishor M. Wasan
University of Saskatchewan College of Pharmacy and Nutrition

 

Harry Brumer
Michael Smith Laboratories, University of British Columbia

 

Chinten James Lim
Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia

 

Michelle McKerral
Université de Montréal

 

Krisztina Ilona Bajzak
Associate Professor, Memorial University

 

Lari Hakkinen
Associate Professor, University of British Columbia

 

Jody Culham
Brain and Mind Institute; Department of Psychology, Western University

 

Gen Clark
University of Saskatchewan

 

Philipp Lange
University of British Columbia

 

Tak Pan Wong
McGill University, Douglas Mental Health University Institute

 

David Stellwagen
McGill University

 

Frans Leenen
University of Ottawa Heart Institute

 

Deborah Anderson
Saskatchewan Cancer Agency and University of Saskatchewan

 

Andre Longtin
University of Ottawa

 

Tammy L Ivanco
University of Manitoba

 

Michael Poulter
Robarts Research, UWO

 

Geneviève Lefebvre
Université du Québec à Montréal

 

Michael McBurney
University of Ottawa and Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

 

Liliana Attisano
University of Toronto

 

Philippe Roux
Université de Montréal

 

Julie L. Lefebvre
Hospital for Sick Children/ University of Toronto

 

Paul Gribble
Western University

 

Eric Milot
Université de Montréal

 

Scot Leary
University of Saskatchewan

 

Dieter Bromme
The University of British Columbia

 

Sheila Drover
Memorial University of Newfoundland

 

Rod Russell
Memorial University

 

Gilles Robichaud
Université de Moncton

 

Joy Gray-Munro
Laurentian University

 

Hans-Joachim Wieden
University of Lethbridge

 

Morgan Fullerton
University of Ottawa

 

Hans-Joachim Wieden
University of Lethbridge

 

Craig Moore
Memorial University

 

Maxime Montembeault
University of Montreal

 

Martin Holcik
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute

 

Florian Bobeuf
Université Concordia

 

Gerald Mugford
Memorial University

 

Nathalie Berube
Western University

 

Michael Woods
Memorial University

 

Stéphane Roy
Université de Montréal

 

Eric R. Gauthier, Ph.D.
Dept. Chemistry-Biochemistry, Laurentian University

 

Émilie Lepage
Centre de recherche IUGM

 

JULIEN DOYON
Université de Montréal

 

Pierre RAINVILLE
Univesité de Montréal

 

Sylvie Belleville
Université de Montréal

 

Thien-Fah Mah
University of Ottawa

 

Patrick Narbonne
Université de Montréal

 

Tony Harris
University of Toronto

 

Michele Masson Trottier
CRIUGM

 

Andras Kapus
University of Toronto, Keenan Research Centre, St. Michael’s Hospital

 

Pascale Legault
Université de Montréal, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine

 

Katalin Szaszi
University of Toronto and St Michael’s Hospital

 

Marc Surette
Université de Moncton

 

Richard Lehner
University of Alberta

 

Michael Charette
Brandon University

 

Professor Richard Schulz
University of Alberta

 

Janie Beauregard
University of Ottawa

 

Andrew Freywald
Professor, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan

 

Catherine Mounier
UQAM

 

Alan R. Davidson
University of Toronto

 

Anne-Marie Dion-Côté
Cornell University

 

Ute Kothe
University of Lethbridge

 

Professor Benjamin Tsang
University of Ottawa and Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

 

M Joanne Lemieux
University of Alberta

 

Michel Levesque
Weill Cornell Medicine

 

James Coulton
McGill University

 

Colin Ratcliffe
McGill University

 

Ulrich Tepass, FRSC
Department of Cell and Systems Biology, University of Toronto

 

Carol Schuurmans
Sunnybrook Research Institute

 

Dr. Eric Lécuyer
IRCM, Université de Montréal, McGill University

 

Stephane Angers
University of Toronto

 

Damien D’Amours
Université de Montréal

 

Marie-Hélène Mayrand
Université de Montréal

 

El Bachir Affar
Université de Montreal

 

Dr. Mansour Haeryfar
Western University

 

Marie-Hélène Boudrias
McGill University, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy

 

Valérie Mongrain
Department of Neuroscience, Université de Montréal

 

Audrey Claing
Université de Montréal

 

Bret Pearson
Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto

 

Alain Verreault
Dépt. de Pathologie et Biologie Cellulaire, Université de Montréal

 

Leonard Foster
University of British Columbia

 

Gregory Kelly
University of Western Ontario

 

Hugo Wurtele
Department of Medicine, Université de Montréal

 

Simon Bacon
Concordia University & HSCM

 

Janet M Wood
University of Guelph

 

Amélie Fradet-Turcotte
Université Laval

 

Trang Hoang
Université de Montréal, Département de Pharmacologie, Faculé de Médecine

 

Subrata Chakrabarti
Western University

 

Michel Bouvier
Université de Montréal

 

CARMICHAEL WALLACE
DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY

 

Eliza Lee
University of Toronto

 

Vanessa Auld
University of British Columbia

 

Jacques Cote
Laval University

 

George Chaconas
University of Calgary

 

Rushita Bagchi
University of Colorado Denver

 

Ivan Litvinov, M.D., PH.D., FRCPC
University of Ottawa

 

James C Engert
McGill University

 

James C Engert
McGill University

 

Paul Xiang-Qin Liu
Dalhousie University, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

 

Raymond J Turner
University of Calgary

 

David Langelaan
Dalhousie University

 

Julie Brill
The Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto

 

Davin Carter
University of British Columbia

 

Vincent Tropepe
University of Toronto

 

Luc G. Berthiaume
University of Alberta

 

Patrick Burgon
University of Ottawa Heart Institute

 

Chris Bleackley
University of Alberta

 

Matthew Miller
McMaster University

 

Rosemary Cornell
Dept of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Simon Fraser University

 

Tim Shutt
University of Calgary

 

Shelagh Campbell
University of Alberta

 

Sarah Hughes
University of Alberta

 

Karl Riabowol
University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine and Tom Baker Cancer Centre

 

Katalin Toth
Université Laval

 

Michael Schlossmacher MD DABPN FRCPC
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

 

Adria Giacca
University of Toronto

 

Adria Giacca
University of Toronto

 

Pauline Johnson
University of British Columbia

 

Alexandre Desjardins
CRCHUM

 

Fiona McMurray
University of Ottawa

 

Jean-Pierre Perreault
Univ de Sherbrooke

 

Christian Rocheleau
McGill University

 

Martin Bisaillon
Université de Sherbrooke

 

Sylvain Meloche
IRIC-Université de Montréal

 

Morris F Manolson
University of Toronto

 

Robert Sladek
McGill University

 

Stephanie Borgland
University of Calgary

 

Vince Duronio
Dept. of Medicine, UBC

 

René Cardinal
Université de Montréal

 

Aaron Marshall
University of Manitoba

 

Jennifer Estall
IRCM

 

Peter Tieleman
University of Calgary

 

Bruce Allen
Université de Montréal/Montreal Heart Institute

 

Karen Deborah Davis
University Health Network and University of Toronto

 

Brian Christie
University of Victoria

 

Antonio Colavita
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

 

Veronique Lisi
UCSB – NRI

 

Alvin Shrier
McGill University

 

Peng Huang
University of Calgary

 

Rima Rozen
Professor, Departments of Human Genetics and Pediatrics, McGill University

 

Stephen Ferguson
University of Ottawa

 

Daniel Lajeunesse
Université de Montréal, CRCHUM

 

Olivier Julien
UCSF

 

Daniel Lajeunesse
Université de Montréal, CRCHUM

 

Bill Stanford
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

 

Trevor A. Hart
Ryerson University

 

Zul Merali
University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research

 

Jay Baltz
Assoc. Scientific Director, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and Professor, University of Ottawa

 

Tom Moss
Laval University

 

Peter Stirling
BC Cancer Research Centre

 

Christopher Loewen
University of British Columbia

 

Lindsay Eltis
The University of British Columbia

 

Julie Lacroix-Labonté
Université de Montréal

 

David Williams
University of Toronto

 

Russell Bishop
McMaster University

 

Jason Tanny
McGill University

 

Louis Lefebvre
University of British Columbia

 

Filip Van Petegem
University of British Columbia

 

Sergio Grinstein
The Hospital for Sick Children

 

Callista Yee
McGill University

 

Jim Davie
Univ of Manitoba

 

Tiffany A. Timbers
University of British Columbia

 

Gareth Armanious
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry Department of Biochemistry

 

William Brook
University of Calgary

 

Daniel Figeys
Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Ottawa

 

Louise Larose
McGill University

 

Jorge Filmus
Sunnybrook Research Institute

 

manijeh pasdar
university of alberta

 

Xu-Dong Zhu
McMaster University

 

Marc Coppolino
University of Guelph

 

Woo Jae Kim
University of Ottawa

 

Stephanie K Newman
Department of Pharmacology, University of Oxford and department of clinical genetics, UWO (Western)

 

Gordon Chan
University of Alberta

 

Randal Johnston
University of Calgary

 

Mary-Ellen Harper
Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa

 

Amira Klip
Senior Scientist, The Hospital for Sick Children, Professor, University of Toronto

 

Vincent Archambault
Université de Montréal

 

manijeh pasdar
university of alberta

 

Ryan Russell
University of Ottawa

 

Oana Caluseriu
University of Alberta

 

Rama Singh
McMaster University

 

Roseline Godbout
University of Alberta

 

Paul Melançon
University of Alberta

 

Nicolas Bisson
Université Laval

 

Michael Mowat
University of Manitoba

 

Basil Hubbard
University of Alberta

 

Gregory Emery
Université de Montréal

 

Lawrence McIntosh
University of British Columbua

 

David Litchfield
University of Western Ontario

 

Samantha Benton, PhD
University of Ottawa

 

Calvin Yip
University of British Columbia

 

Shoukat Dedhar
BC Cancer Research Centre; BMB, UBC

 

Paul Jolicoeur
Institut de Recherches Cliniques de montreal

 

Selena Sagan
McGill University

 

Josée N Lavoie
Université Laval

 

Robert M Tanguay
Université Laval

 

Roger McLeod
Dalhousie University

 

Jean-Yves Masson
Laval University

 

Eric Jan
University of British Columbia

 

Jonathan Lee
University of Ottawa

 

Douglas Mahoney
University of Calgary

 

Ruth S Slack
University of Ottawa

 

Andrew MacMillan
Department of Biochemistry, University of Alberta

 

Pinaki Bose
Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary

 

Vivien Measday
Associate Professor, Dept. of Food Science, University of British Columbia

 

Liz Conibear
University of British Columbia

 

Lynne-Marie Postovit
University of Alberta

 

Roger Brownsey
University of British Columbia

 

Shannon Bainbridge, PhD
Assistant professor, Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa

 

Éric A. Cohen
Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM)

 

Cairine Logan
University of Calgary

 

Illimar Altosaar
University of Ottawa

 

Andrew McArthur
Associate Professor, McMaster University

 

Bernardo L. Trigatti
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, McMaster University

 

Martin Olivier
McGill University

 

Arezu Jahani-Asl
McGill

 

Joel Weiner
Dept. of Biochemistry, Univ. of Alberta

 

Cezar Khursigara
Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Guelph

 

Yu Lu
McMaster University

 

Murray Junop
Western University

 

Andrea Marat
Banting Fellow, FMP Berlin

 

Mark Glover
University of Alberta

 

MIchael Surette
McMaster University

 

Richard T. Pon
University of Calgary

 

Tae Hart
Ryerson University

 

Thomas Pulinilkunnil
Dalhousie University

 

Gilles Côté
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

 

Lise Poissant
Université de Montréal

 

Alba Guarne
McMaster University

 

Alba Guarne
McMaster University

 

Rebecca Todd
University of British Columbia

 

Joaquin Ortega
McMaster University

 

Jean-Simon Diallo
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

 

Nafisa Jadavji
Carleton University

 

subash sad
University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine

 

Frances Sharom
University of Guelph

 

Ray Truant
McMaster University

 

Shirin Bonni
University of Calgary

 

Karen Mossman
McMaster University

 

Peter L Davies
Queen;s University

 

Karen Maxwell
University of Toronto

 

Kristi Baker
University of Alberta

 

Nicole Francis
IRCM/University of Montreal

 

Jim Dimitroulakos
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

 

Benoît Jutras
Université de Montréal

 

Thomas Lagace
Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa Heart Institute

 

Marc Pouliot
Laval University

 

Rodney DeKoter
Microbiology & Immunology, Western University

 

Adrianna Mendrek
Bishop’s University

 

Lisa Cameron
Western University

 

Miguel A. Valvano
Microbiology and Immunology, Western University

 

Jimmy Dikeakos
Western University

 

Eric Arts
Western University

 

Dr Georgina Butler
University of British Columbia

 

Jean-Philippe Gratton
Université de Montréal

 

Thomas Simmen
University of Alberta

 

Larry Fliegel, Ph.D.
University of Alberta

 

Justin MacDonald
Professor, University of Calgary, Cumming School of Medicine

 

Andrew Makrigiannis
Dalhousie University, Department of Microbiology and Immunology

 

Caroline Schild-Poulter
Robarts Inst. and Dept. of Biochemistry, University of Western Ontario

 

Sarah Zankar
Ottawa University

 

Francois Robert
IRCM (Universite de Montreal)

 

David Hipfner
Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal

 

Steven Smith
Queen’s University

 

Chris Brandl
Western University

 

Abir Yamak
Harvard Medical School

 

Brian Shilton
The University of Western Ontario

 

Christine Des Rosiers
Université de Montréal & Institut de cardiologie de Montréal

 

Vincent Poitout
Université de Montréal

 

Jacques Drouin
Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM)

 

Annik PRAT
Institut de Recherches Cliniques de Montréal (U. de Montréal)

 

Jean-Francois Couture
University of Ottawa

 

Michael Hoffman
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre/University of Toronto

 

John D. Rioux
Université de Montréal and Montreal Heart Institute

 

Guillaume Lettre
Université de Montréal / Institut de Cardiologie de Montréal

 

Chris Whitfield
Professor, University of Guelph

 

Frédéric Lesage
École Polytechnique Montréal

 

Jean-François Côté
Institut de Recherches Cliniques de Montréal

 

Raymund Wellinger
Université de Sherbrooke, Medicine

 

Paul A. Hamel
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

 

Tarik Moroy
Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM), Université de Montréal

 

Philip Hieter
University of British Columbia

 

Paul Mains
University of Calgary

 

Elizabeth J Whitcomb
University of Ottawa

 

Ruth McPherson
University of Ottawa Heart Institute

 

Peter Roy
University of Toronto

 

Hiba Komati
University of Ottawa

 

Douglas Gray
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

 

John Bergeron
McGill University

 

Gerardo Ferbeyre
Université de Montréal

 

Laura Trinkle-Mulcahy
University of Ottawa

 

Roger Lippé
University of Montreal

 

Fraser W. Scott
The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

 

Ian Lorimer
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

 

Michael Rudnicki
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

 

Serge McGraw
??Centre de Recherche CHU Ste-Justine, Université de Montréal, Département Obstétrique-Gynécologie

 

Martin Richer
Department of Microbiology & Immunology, McGill University

 

David Lohnes
University of Ottawa

 

Alexandre Blais
Universty of Ottawa

 

Petra Kienesberger
Dalhousie University

 

Barbara Vanderhyden
University of Ottawa and Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

 

Eric Thorin
Université de Montréal

 

Denis J Dupré
Dalhousie University

 

Jan Braun
University of Calgary

 

Jan K. Rainey
Dalhousie University

 

Steffany Bennett
University of Ottawa

 

Howard Lipshitz
University of Toronto

 

Rosalind S Labow
University of Ottawa

 

Hélène Boisjoly
Université de Montréal

 

Lori Burrows
McMaster University

 

Paola A. Marignani
Dalhousie University

 

Alex MacKenzie
CHEO; uOttawa

 

Hugo Soudeyns
Department of Microbiology, Infectiology & Immunology, Université de Montréal.

 

Professor Christopher Overall, Canada Research Chair
University of Brotish Columbia

 

Michel Cayouette
Institut de recherches cliniques de Montreal

 

Kevin Bennewith
Scientist, BC Cancer Agency; Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia

 

Alexander Ensminger
University of Toronto

 

Julie Claycomb
Dept. of Molecular Genetics, Univ. of Toronto

 

Adam Rudner, Associate Professor
University of Ottawa

 

Natalie Goto
University of Ottawa

 

Lara Boyd
University of British Columbia

 

Justin Nodwell
University of Toronto

 

Graham Dellaire
Dept. of Pathology, Dalhousie University

 

Olga Kovalchuk
Professor, University of Lethbridge

 

Michael Gordon
University of British Columbia

 

Troy Harkness
University of Saskatchewan

 

Michael Overduin
University of Alberta

 

Fred Berry
University of Alberta

 

Joseph R. Casey, Ph.D.
Professor, Biochemistry University of Alberta

 

Michael Walsh
University of Calgary

 

Stefan Taubert
UBC

 

Logan Donaldson
York University

 

Jim Woodgett
Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute

 

Jonathan Lytton
University of Calgary

 

Esther Verheyen
Professor, Simon Fraser University

 

Craig McCormick
Dalhousie University

 

Michael Hendricks
McGill University

 

Thierry Alquier
Associate Professor, Université de Montréal

 

Andrew Simmonds
University of Alberta

 

Christian Baron
Université de Montréal, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine

 

Kristin Baetz
President of CSMB, Director Ottawa Institute of Systems Biology, uOttawa

 

Denis Arutyunov
University of Alberta