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Wednesday, November 1 • 13:00 - 14:45
Artificial Intelligence and Discovery Science: Playing to Canada’s Strengths/ Intelligence artificielle et découvertes scientifiques : contribuer aux forces du Canada
Organizer: Friends of CIHR

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Panel Organizer: FCIHR Forum of 2017 Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research Program | Organizer: Friends of CIHR

Keynote Address

“Canada’s Lead in AI Research:  Lessons for Discovery and Innovation"

Dr. Alan Bernstein, O.C., PhD, FRSC
President, CIFAR, and 2017 Friesen Prizewinner

Honorary Chair:

The Honourable Dr. Reza Moridi, PhD
Minister of Research, Innovation and Science, Government of Ontario

Co-Chairs: Mr. Andre Picard and Dr. Eric Meslin.
Welcome remarks: Dr. Aubie Angel 


Dr. Brenda Andrews
Dr. Doina Precup
Dr. Rémi Quirion
Dr. Linda Rabeneck
Dr. Peter Zandstra


Dr. Henry G. Friesen
Dr. Roderick R. McInnes
Dr. Duncan Stewart
Dr. Vivek Goel

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Dr. Brenda Andrews

University Professor and Director of the Donnelly Centre, University of Toronto
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Dr. Aubie Angel

President, Friends of CIHR
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Dr. Alan Bernstein

President and Chief Executive Officer, CIFAR
Alan Bernstein is CIFAR’s President and Chief Executive Officer of CIFAR since May 2012.Most recently, Dr. Alan Bernstein was executive director of the Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise in New York. From 2000 to 2007, he served as the inaugural president of the Canadian Institutes of... Read More →
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Dr. Henry Friesen

Professor Emeritus, University of Manitoba
A renowned and visionary medical scientist, Dr. Henry Friesen is a Canadian endocrinologist credited with the discovery of human prolactin, and for redefining medical research in Canada. Now a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of the University of Manitoba, Dr. Friesen was a Professor... Read More →
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Dr. Vivek Goel

Vice President, Research and Innovation, University of Toronto
Professor Vivek Goel was appointed Vice President, Research and Innovation of the University of Toronto in December, 2014. Professor Goel is a distinguished scholar with an extensive background in teaching, research and university administration. He obtained his medical degree from... Read More →
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Dr. Roderick McInnes

Director, Lady Davis Institute of the Jewish General Hospital
Roderick R. McInnes, CM OOnt MD PhD is the Director of the Lady Davis Institute of the Jewish General Hospital, Alva Chair in Human Genetics, Canada Research Chair in Neurogenetics, and Professor of Human Genetics and of Biochemistry at McGill University. Until 2009, he was a University... Read More →
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Dr. Eric M. Meslin

President/CEO, Council of Canadian Academies
Eric M. Meslin, Ph.D., FCAHS, is President and CEO of the Council of Canadian Academies. He joined the Council in February, 2016, bringing with him more than 25 years of experience in science policy in both university and government settings. Dr. Meslin came to the Council from... Read More →
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Honourable Reza Moridi

Ontario Minister of Research, Innovation and Science
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Andre Picard

Health Columnist, The Globe and Mail
André Picard is the health columnist for The Globe and Mail, and the author of four bestselling books, most recently “Matters of Life and Death: Public Health Issues in Canada.” He is a graduate of the University of Ottawa and Carleton University and has been awarded six honorary... Read More →
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Dr. Doina Precup

Associate Dean, Research, Faculty of Science, McGill University
Doina Precup serves as Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Science at McGill University, where she also co-directs the Reasoning and Learning Lab in the School of Computer Science; she is affiliated with the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms (MILA). She also currently... Read More →
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Dr. Rémi Quirion

Chief Scientist of Quebec
Dr. Rémi Quirion, OC, PhD, CQ, FRSC is Québec’s first chief scientist. He chairs the boards of directors of the three Fonds de recherche du Québec and advises the Minister of Education, Higher Education and Research on research and scientific development issues. Until his appointment... Read More →
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Dr. Linda Rabeneck

President, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences
President, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Vice President, Prevention and Cancer Control at Cancer Care Ontario Dr. Linda Rabeneck, a gastroenterologist, clinician scientist and health care executive, is Vice President, Prevention and Cancer Control at Cancer Care Ontario... Read More →
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Dr. Duncan J Stewart

CEO and Scientific Director, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Dr. Duncan Stewart is a pioneering Canadian cardiovascular researcher, recognized for his many important discoveries in blood vessel biology, as well as his dedication to translating these discoveries into benefits for patients and society. After beginning his career in academic cardiology... Read More →
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Dr. Peter Zandstra

Director and UBC Professor, Michael Smith Laboratories and the School of Biomedical Engineering, UBC and U of T

Wednesday November 1, 2017 13:00 - 14:45 EDT
OTTAWA SALON Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON K1N 9J2