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Keynote and Featured Speakers

In order of appearance

The Honourable Ralph Goodale

Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Ralph Goodale, is the Member of Parliament for the Regina-Wascana. Raised on a family farm near Wilcox, Saskatchewan, and educated at both the University of Regina (BA-71) and the University of Saskatchewan

Stéphane Lauzon

On December 7, 2015, the Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau named Stéphane as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Sports and Persons with Disabilities. After working at Canadian International Paper in the 1980s, Stéphane Lauzon decided to return to school in

Rear-Admiral H.C. Edmundson, OMM, MSM, CD

Deputy Commander of Military Personnel Command and Assistant to the Chief of Military Personnel Rear-Admiral (RAdm) Haydn Edmundson joined the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) in 1983 under the Officer Candidate Training Program. Soon after basic officer training in Chilliwack, BC

Dr. Benjamin T. Dunkley

Clinical Associate – MEG Research, Diagnostic Imaging, Hospital for Sick ChildrenAssociate Scientist, Neurosciences & Mental Health, Hospital for Sick Children Research InstituteAssistant Professor, Medical Imaging, University of TorontoAdjunct Assistant Professor, Optometry and Vision Science, University of Waterloo Research Interests: functional

Lieutenant-General (ret) The Honorable Roméo A. Dallaire

General Roméo Dallaire is founder of the Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative, a global partnership with the mission to end the recruitment and use of child soldiers. A celebrated advocate for human rights, General Dallaire is also a respected author,

Dr. James MacKillop

Peter Boris Chair in Addictions Research, Director of the Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research, Co-Director of the Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research, and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster James MacKillop, PhD, is the

COL Andrew P. Cap, MD, PhD

Chairman, Coagulation & Blood Research, US Army Institute of Surgical Research; Hematology-Oncology Consultant to the US Army Surgeon General COL Cap (André) is originally from Easton, Pennsylvania. He received his BA cum laude from Harvard University where he studied Government.


143Global Delegates

What our delegates say

I attended the Forum to learn about research and program implementation across Canada/US/UK to enable me to take this information back to Australia to enhance our service to the Veteran Community. It has been an invaluable experience. I have made some fantastic connections and obtained a great deal of new knowledge. Thank you all.

Forum 2017 participant

Some really good presenters both in talks and posters. I enjoyed the talks the most that bridged research and clinicial practice. It was also very impactful to have speakers who were veterans to discuss their challenges and viewpoints.

Forum 2017 participant