Committees

The Meeting Co-Chairs are responsible for jointly directing the conference. They play leading roles in establishing the conference themes, content, and structure by overseeing the activities of the Organizing and Scientific Committees. The Meeting Co-Chairs are:

Dr. Paul A. Demers
Director, Occupational Cancer Research Centre

Dr. Cameron Mustard
President and Senior Scientist, Institute for Work & Health

There are three conference committees

Organizing Committee

The Organizing Committee is responsible for planning and executing the conference. This includes coordinating all conference logistics, overseeing relevant sub-committees, and carrying out specific tasks as requested by the Co-Chairs. Its members are:

Paul A. Demers (Co-Chair)
Director, Occupational Cancer Research Centre
Toronto, Ontario

Cameron Mustard (Co-Chair)
President and Senior Scientist, Institute for Work & Health
Toronto, Ontario

Hugh Davies
Associate Professor, University of British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia

Catherine Trask
Assistant Professor, University of Saskatchewan
Vice President/President Elect, CARWH Board of Directors
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

France Labrèche
Researcher, Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail
Member-at-large, CARWH Board of Directors
Montreal, Quebec

Victoria Arrandale
Senior Research Associate, Occupational Cancer Research Centre
Secretary, CARWH Board of Directors
Toronto, Ontario

Mary Cicinelli
Director of HR & Corporate Services, Institute for Work & Health
Toronto, Ontario

Manisha Pahwa
Research Associate, Occupational Cancer Research Centre
Toronto, Ontario

Amy Hall
Trainee Representative, CARWH Board of Directors, University of British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia

Scientific Committee

The Scientific Committee is comprised of investigators from across Canada who are responsible for:

  • Developing the conference, parallel session, and workshop themes
  • Identifying and inviting plenary, symposium, and panel speakers in collaboration with the Organizing Committee
  • Issuing the abstract submission guidelines
  • Reviewing abstract, symposium, and workshop submissions
  • Deciding upon poster and oral presentations
  • Selecting oral and poster presentations for awards

The Scientific Committee members are:

Catherine Trask (Co-Chair)
Assistant Professor, University of Saskatchewan
Vice President/President Elect, CARWH Board of Directors
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Victoria Arrandale (Co-Chair)
Senior Research Associate, Occupational Cancer Research Centre
Secretary, CARWH Board of Directors
Toronto, Ontario

Paul A. Demers
Director, Occupational Cancer Research Centre
Toronto, Ontario

Cameron Mustard
President and Senior Scientist, Institute for Work & Health
Toronto, Ontario

Hugh Davies
Associate Professor, University of British Columbia &
President, CARWH Board of Directors
Vancouver, British Columbia

Anne-Marie Nicol
Assistant Professor, Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, British Columbia

Christopher McLeod
Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia &
Associate Scientist, Institute for Work & Health
Vancouver, British Columbia

Mieke Koehoorn
Professor, University of British Columbia &
CIHR Chair in Gender, Work, and Health
Associate Faculty, Institute for Work & Health
Vancouver, British Columbia

Tim Takaro
Professor, Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, British Columbia

Jeremy Beach
Professor, University of Alberta
Treasurer, CARWH Board of Directors
Calgary, Alberta

Punam Pahwa
Assistant Professor, University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Allan Kraut
Associate Professor, University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Cheryl Peters
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario

Ellen MacEachen
Associate Professor, Waterloo University
Waterloo, Ontario

Harry Shannon
Professor, McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario

Katherine Lippel
Professor, University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario

Linn Holness
Director, Centre for Research Expertise in Occupational Disease, St. Michael’s Hospital
Toronto, Ontario

Nancy Lightfoot
Associate Professor, Laurentian University
Sudbury, Ontario

Niels Koehncke
Associate Professor, University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Paul Villeneuve
Associate Professor, Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario

Peter Smith
Senior Scientist, Institute for Work & Health
Toronto, Ontario

Ray Copes
Chief, Environmental and Occupational Health, Public Health Ontario
Toronto, Ontario

Richard Wells
Professor, Waterloo University
Waterloo, Ontario

Tammy Eger
Associate Professor, Laurentian University
Sudbury, Ontario

Vicki Kristman
Assistant Professor, Lakehead University
Thunder Bay, Ontario

Bruce Case
Associate Professor, McGill University
Montreal, Quebec

France Labrèche
Researcher, Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail
Member-at-large, CARWH Board of Directors
Montreal, Quebec

Jérôme Lavoué
Associate Professor, Université de Montreal
Montreal, Quebec

Susan Stock
Researcher, Institut national de santé publique du Québec
Montreal, Quebec

Anil Adisesh
J.D. Irving, Limited Research Chair in Occupational Medicine
Dalhousie University
Saint John, New Brunswick

Judy Guernsey
Professor, Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Barb Neis
University Research Professor, Memorial University
St. John's, Newfoundland

Steven Bornstein
Professor, Memorial University
St. John's, Newfoundland

Trainee Day Committee

Tyler Amell (Co-Chair)
Partner, Morneau Shepell
Calgary, Alberta

Amy Hall (Co-Chair)
Graduate Student, University of British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia

Katrina Aguiar
Graduate Student, McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario

Jesse Cooper
Graduate Student, University of British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia

Neha Dewan
Graduate Student, McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario

Bronson Du
Graduate Student, University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario

Jonathan Fan
Graduate Student, University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario

Adrina Angarita Fonseca
Graduate Student, University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Sabrina Gravel
Graduate Student, Université de Montréal & IRSST
Montréal, Québec

Matthew MacLeod
Graduate Student, University of British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia

Andrew Sinstadt
Graduate Student, University of British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia