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Board of Directors

An independent Board of Directors with
distinguished members drawn from the business,
science, and academic communities.


  • Shernaz Bamji, Ph.D 
    Member, Research Committee
    Associate Director, Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health
    Professor, Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences
    Vice-President elect of the Canadian Association for Neuroscience
    Life Sciences Institute, University of British Columbia 
  • Wayne E. Bossert
    Chair, Audit, Finance, Investment and Risk Management Committee
    Deputy Chairman and Global Head of Ultra High Net Worth Clients and Canadian Private Banking
    RBC Wealth Management
  • France Chrétien-Desmarais, C.M.
    Founding member and Executive President of Precinomics Health Solutions Canada inc., France Chrétien-Desmarais currently sits on numerous Boards in the health, research and social development sectors.
  • Graham Collingridge, Ph.D, CBE, FRS
    Member, Research Committee
    Krembil Family Chair in Alzheimer’s Research, University of Toronto
    Director, Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases
    Senior Investigator, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Peter P. Dhillon, OBC
    CEO of the Richberry Group of Companies, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ocean Spray Cranberries Ltd
  • Mark Krembil
    Chair, Governance, Nominating, and Ethics Committee
    Member, Member, Audit, Finance, Investment and Risk Management Committee
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Krembil Foundation
  • Ravi Menon, Ph.D, FCAHS, FRSC
    Member, Research Committee
    Professor of Medical Biophysics, Medical Imaging & Psychiatry
    Scientist, Robarts Research Institute
    Principal Investigator, The Brain and Mind Institute
    Co-Scientific Director, BrainsCAN, Western University
    (London, Ontario)
  • David S. Park, Ph.D, FRSC
    Chair, Research Committee
    Director, Hotchkiss Brain Institute
    Lead – UCalgary Brain and Mental Health Research Strategy
    Professor, Departments of Clinical Neurosciences, and Cell Biology and Anatomy
    Cumming School of Medicine, UCalgary
  • Lawrence M. Tanenbaum, O.C.
    Chairman and CEO
    Kilmer Van Nostrand Co. Ltd.
    Chairman, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd.
  • Franco J. Vaccarino, Ph.D, FCAHS
    Member, Research Committee
    Former President and Vice-Chancellor
    Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
    University of Guelph

Honourary Members

  • Albert J. Aguayo, O.C., M.D., FRSC
    Emeritus Professor, and Former Director
    Centre for Research in Neuroscience, McGill University
    Montreal General Hospital Research Institute
  • Rick Hansen, C.C., O.B.C.
    President and CEO
    Rick Hansen Man in Motion Foundation
    and Rick Hansen Institute
  • Ronald N. Mannix, O.C.
    Coril Holdings
  • Heather Munroe-Blum, O.C., Ph.D., FRSC
    Former Principal and Vice-Chancellor
    McGill University
  • J. Robert S. Prichard, O.C., O.Ont, Ph.D. (Hon.), LL.D
    Metrolinx Corporation; Chairman, Torys LLP
    President Emeritus
    University of Toronto
  • Richard B. Stein, Ph.D.
    Professor Emeritus of Physiology
    and Neuroscience
    Centre for Neuroscience
    University of Alberta
  • Allan R. Taylor, O.C., LL.D
    Retired Chairman and CEO
    Royal Bank of Canada
  • Dave Williams, M.D.
    Canadian Astronaut
    President and CEO
    Exploration Incorporated