New Members Appointed to the Panel on Research Ethics
February 6, 2020
The Panel on Research Ethics (PRE) is pleased to welcome four new members. Drawn from across the country, each of these accomplished individuals brings a fresh perspective on the ethics of human research in Canada. The breadth of their combined experience will advance PRE’s ongoing work on policy initiatives. PRE develops, interprets, and implements the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans or “TCPS 2 (2018)”, on behalf of Canada's three federal research agencies – CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC.
The following PRE members were appointed by the Presidents of the Agencies effective January 2, 2020:
- Julie Bull (NunatuKavut Inuk) is an award-winning interdisciplinary researcher, ethicist, educator, and poet from Happy-Valley-Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador. She is an adjunct professor in the Division of Community Health and Humanities in the Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland.
- Patricia Kosseim serves as Counsel for Osler's Privacy and Data Management Group, and she is the National Co-Leader of Osler’s AccessPrivacy knowledge platform. She is recognized as a national leading expert in her field, having published and spoken extensively on matters of privacy law, health law and ethics.
- Ndiaga Loum is a Professor in the Social Sciences Department at the University of Quebec in Outaouais. He is the Director of the PéRICOM lab, which studies Communications policies and interdisciplinary regulation, and he is a Senghor Chair of La Francophonie. His current research addresses power relations between politics and media.
- Alice Virani is the Director of the Clinical Ethics Service for the Provincial Health Service Authority of British Columbia and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Genetics at the University of British Columbia. She engages with clinical and organizational issues in multiple settings including transplant, pediatrics, forensic psychiatry, women’s health, and the public health realm.
Please visit the Panel on Research Ethics web site for additional information on TCPS 2 (2018).
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