Scientific Steering Committee

The CanVECTOR Network is overseen by its Scientific Steering Committee (SSC). It is co-chaired by the Network Directors. The SSC includes the science and foundational CanVECTOR platform co-leads, 2 patient partners, Chairs of the Clinical Investigators' Group and Trainee Council, and the SSC is supported by the CanVECTOR administration.

The SSC is currently in Phase 1 (2015-2020) of the Network. Phase 2 leadership announcements are available here.

The SSC's responsibilities are:

  1. Ensure that the Network is appropriately pursuing its research, training, knowledge translation, and patient engagement objectives;

  2. Ensure the Network functions according to its overall strategic plan and objectives, and oversee that these are reviewed and updated on a regular basis;

  3. Provide overall guidance on Network operations and management;

  4. Approve of new members;

  5. Plan collaborative and cross-fertilizing activities such as workshops, interdisciplinary training, platform sharing, and discussion of new projects that would involve collaboration amongst multiple teams.

Scientific Steering Committee

Susan Kahn

Susan Kahn MD, MSc, FRCPC

Co-Director, CanVECTOR Network
Marc Rodger

Marc Rodger MD, MSc, FRCPC

Co-Director, CanVECTOR Network
Deborah Siegal

Deborah Siegal MD, MSc

Co-Lead, Clinical Trials and Shared Platforms platform
Gregoire Le Gal

Gregoire Le Gal MD, PhD

Co-Lead, Clinical Trials and Shared Platforms platform
Paul Kim

Paul Kim PhD

Co-Lead, Translational/basic science platform
Edward M. Conway

Edward M. Conway MD, PhD, MBA, FRCPC

Co-Lead, Translational/basic science platform
Alejandro Lazo-Langner

Alejandro Lazo-Langner MD, MSc, FRCPC

Co-Lead, Quality of Care and Effectiveness Research platform
Vicky Tagalakis

Vicky Tagalakis MD, MSc, FRCPC

Co-Lead, Quality of Care and Effectiveness Research platform
Lisa D. Duffett

Lisa D. Duffett MD, FRCPC

Co-Lead, Patient Partners platform
Carol West

Carol West

Co-Lead, Patient Partners platform
Alfonso Iorio

Alfonso Iorio MD, PhD, FRCPC

Co-Lead, Knowledge Translation platform
Lori-Ann Linkins

Lori-Ann Linkins MD, MSc, FRCPC

Co-Lead, Knowledge Translation platform
Leslie Skeith

Leslie Skeith MD, MHPE, FRCPC

Co-Lead, Training, Mentoring, and Early Career Development platform
Sudeep Shivakumar

Sudeep Shivakumar MD, FRCPC

Co-Lead, Training, Mentoring, and Early Career Development platform
Miriam Kimpton

Miriam Kimpton MD

Trainee Council Chair
Carol West

Carol West

Patient Partner
Kerstin de Wit

Kerstin de Wit MBChB, BSc, MSc, MD

CIG Chair
Suzanne Dubois

Suzanne Dubois

Patient Partner