Standing Committee on Ethics

The Standing Committee on Ethics identifies for the Governing Council emerging ethical issues of strategic relevance with respect to health and health research. It provides the Governing Council with high-level strategic advice on the ethical, legal and socio-cultural dimensions of CIHR's mandate as set out in the CIHR Act, at its initiative or at the request of the Governing Council or the President.

Members

Marcello Tonelli
(Chair)
Senior Associate Dean (Health Research)
Associate Vice President (Health Research)
Cumming School of Medicine

Judy Illes
(Vice-Chair)
Professor of Neurology and Canada Research Chair in Neuroethics at University of British Columbia (UBC) and Director of Neuroethics Canada (formerly, the National Core for Neuroethics, UBC)

Angus Dawson
Professor of Bioethics and Director of Sydney Health Ethics (formerly, the Centre for Values, Ethics and Law in Medicine) at the University of Sydney

Dafna Feinholz Klip
Chief of Section, Bioethics and Ethics of Science Section, Social and Human Sciences Sector, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Nicolas Fernandez
Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montréal

Chelsea Gabel
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, McMaster University

Jennifer Hamilton
Senior Director
New Ventures (Canada)
Johnson & Johnson Innovation

Steven J. Hoffman
Scientific Director, Institute of Population and Public Health
Director of the Global Strategy Lab
Professor of Global Health, Law, and Political Science at York University

Cheryl Koehn
Founder and President
Arthritis Consumer Experts

Vardit Ravitsky
Associate Professor, Bioethics Programs
School of Public Health
University of Montreal

Benjamin Wilfond
Director, Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics and
Pulmonologist, Seattle Children’s Hospital
Professor and Chief, Division of Bioethics, Department of Pediatrics
University of Washington School of Medicine

Ex-Officio, Non-Voting Members

Alison Bourgon
Acting Director General
Science Policy
CIHR

Tammy J Clifford
Vice-President, Research Programs, CIHR

Geneviève Dubois-Flynn
Manager, Ethics Strategies
CIHR

Michael Strong
President, CIHR

Susan Zimmerman
Executive Director, Secretariat on Responsible Conduct of Research
CIHR

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