Leadership • Senior Advisory Committee


The Senior Advisory Committee (SAC) is comprised of individuals with leadership and expertise in data-intensive disciplines in the University of Toronto community. The members of the SAC provide high-level strategic guidance to CANSSI Ontario’s management, helping CANSSI Ontario to promote and deliver collaborative programs across departments, faculties, affiliated research institutes, hospitals, and Ontario universities.


Gagnon, France

France Gagnon

University of Toronto
Associate Dean of Research and Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Goel, Vivek4

Vivek Goel

University of Toronto
Vice-President, Research and Innovation, and Strategic Initiatives

Professor, Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Dalla Lana School of Public Health

Guttman, David

David S. Guttman

University of Toronto
Professor & Associate Chair for Research, Department of Cell & Systems Biology

Director, Centre for the Analysis of Genome Evolution & Function


Jay Pratt, FRSC

University of Toronto
Vice-Dean, Research and Infrastructure

Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts & Science
Reid, Nancy

Nancy Reid

University of Toronto
University Professor

Professor, Department of Statistical Sciences

Canada Research Chair in Statistical Theory and Applications
Scherer, Stephen2

Stephen Scherer, FRSC, DSc, PhD

University of Toronto
Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics

Director, The McLaughlin Centre, University of Toronto

Director, The Centre for Applied Genomics, The Hospital for Sick Children
Stafford, Jamie

Jamie Stafford

University of Toronto
Vice-Dean, Academic Operations, Faculty of Arts & Science

Professor, Department of Statistical Sciences