ICR Institute Advisory Board

The Institute of Cancer Research's (ICR) Advisory Board includes a diverse group of national and international representatives of the public, private and non-profit sectors, including the research community and health practitioners. The Institute Advisory Board (IAB) provides support and guidance to our Scientific Director and CIHR's Governing Council with respect to the full range of Institute activities.

For more information about the IABs, please consult CIHR's Institute Advisory Boards page.


(as of September 2014)

Louise Parker, BSc, PhD (Chair)
Canadian Cancer Society (Nova Scotia Division) Chair in Population Cancer Research,
and Professor of the Departments of Medicine and Paediatrics, Dalhousie University

John Bell, PhD
Senior Scientist, Centre for Innovative Cancer Research
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Professor, Departments of Medicine and Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology
University of Ottawa

François Bénard, MD
Chair, Functional Cancer Imaging
University of British Columbia

Christine Friedenreich, PhD
Scientific Leader, Department of Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Research
Alberta Health Services
Adjunct Professor, Departments of Oncology and Community Health Sciences
Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary
Division Head, Division of Preventive Oncology, Department of Oncology,
Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary

Eva Grunfeld, MD, PhD, FCFP
Professor and Director of Research, Dept of Family and
Community Medicine, University of Toronto
Clinician Scientist, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

Ronald James Heslegrave, PhD
Associate Professor, Departments of Psychiatry, Public Health,
School of Graduate Studies and the Institute of Medical Sciences at the University of Toronto

David G. Huntsman, MD, FRCPC, FCCMG
Professor in the Departments of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynaecology at The University of British Columbia
Dr. Chew Wei Memorial Professor of Gynaelcologic Oncology
Staff Pathologist at the BC Cancer Agency and a Consulting Pathologist at the Vancouver General Hospital

Jon Kerner, PhD
Chair, Primary Prevention Advisory Group
Senior Scientific Advisor
Canadian Partnership Against Cancer

Geoffrey A. Porter, MD, MSc, FACS, FRCSC
Professor in the Department of Surgery and the Ramia Chair in Surgical Oncology at Dalhousie University and QEII Health Sciences Centre

Peter Siegel, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
McGill University
Associate Director
Goodman Cancer Research Centre

Donna Turner, PhD
Epidemiologist / Provincial Director Population Oncology
CancerCare Manitoba

Krista Wilkins, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of New Brunswick