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REB Members

The Research Ethics Board of Women's College Hospital is chaired by Dr. Nancy Walton. The board meets monthly to review research protocols submitted to the board and to recommend policies and procedures governing the ethical conduct of research at WCH.

Melissa Sidhu is the REB Coordinator and is the primary contact for all communication to and from the board. For questions about ethics and ethical review at Women's College Hospital, or to submit a proposal for review, please contact Melissa Sidhu at 416-351-3732 ext. 2723 or by email at melissa.sidhu@wchospital.ca.


Board Membership

Updated January 7, 2019 | Download PDF


Research Ethics Board Members
All REB members carry the status of Canadian Citizens/Permanent Residents of Canada

Name

Area of Expertise

Constituency Member

Gender

Nancy Walton

RN, BScN, PhD

Ethics, Scientist, Nursing

Chair

WCH REB, Scientific, Non-affiliated

F

An-Wen Chan

MD DPhil (Oxon) FRCPC DABD

Dermatology, Research Methodology, Surgery 

Vice-Chair

Scientific, Affiliated

M

Sara Azargive

LLB

 Legal Expert  Privacy/Legal, Non-affiliated  F

Jeffrey Bagg

LLB

Legal Expert

Privacy/Legal, Non-affiliated

M

Kaye Beeston

BA

Retired Teacher

Community, Non-scientific, Non-affiliated

F

Anita Benoit

PhD

Aboriginal Women's Health and HIV Research

Scientific, Affiliated

F

Darleen Bogart

BA

Volunteerism, Community

Community, Non-scientific, Non-affiliated

F

Nicole Bourgeois

RD, MSc

Family Medicine, Registered Dietitian

Scientific, Affiliated

F

Lihi Eder

MD, PhD

Genetic, Clinical Epidemiology

Scientific, Affiliated

F

Jennifer Price

RN, BNSc, MScN, PhD, ACNP, CNN(C)

Cardiology, Nursing

Scientific, Affliliated

F

Ruby Shanker

MBBS, MHSc

Community Medicine, Ethics  Ethics, Scientific, Affiliated  F

Sony Sierra

MD, FRCPC, MSc

Gynecology   Scientific, Affiliated

Vess Stamenova

PhD

 Cognitive Neuroscience, Health System Research  Scientific, Affiliated  F

Michelle van der Vecht

BA

 Insurance, Ethics, Religion  Community/Ethics, Non-scientific, Non-affiliated  F

Sue Williams

RN (retired), BNSc, MEd

Nursing, Education

Scientific, Affiliated

F

Alison Wong

BSc, MSc

Immunology

Scientific, Non-Affiliated

F

 

Ex-Officio Members

Melissa Sidhu

Coordinator

WCH REB

Non-Voting Member, Affiliated

F

Alisa Dermawan

Assistant

WCH REB

Non-Voting Member, Affiliated

F

 

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