Research Advisory Committee

The Research Advisory Committee (RAC) provides strategic advice and makes recommendations to the Research Manitoba Board on research-related and peer review opportunities and activities. The membership of RAC should reflect the broad experience with research in the health, natural and social sciences, engineering, and the humanities in Manitoba.

Here is a list of our RAC members:

CHAIR: Dr. Barbara Triggs-Raine
Professor, Biochemistry & Medical Genetics, College of Medicine, University of Manitoba

Dr. Raj Bhullar, Associate Dean Research, College of Dentistry, University of Manitoba

Dr. James Bolton, Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, College of Medicine, University of Manitoba

Dr. Karen Busby, Professor, Faculty of Law, & Director, Centre for Human Rights Research, University of Manitoba

Dr. Patricia Caetano, Lead Epidemiologist, Public Health Planning, Manitoba Health

Dr. Andrew Egan, Dean, Faculty of Science, Brandon University

Dr. Kent HayGlass, Medical Microbiology & Pediatrics and Child Health, College of Medicine, University of Manitoba & Canada Research Chair in Immune Regulation, University of Manitoba

Dr. Pourang Irani, Professor, Computer Science, Faculty Science, University of Manitoba & Canada Research Chair in Ubiquitous Analytics

Dr. Josee Lavoie, Director, MFN-Centre for Aboriginal Health Research, Community Health Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Manitoba

Dr. Carolyn Snider, Professor, Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Manitoba & Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba (CHRIM)

Dr. Feiyue (Fei) Wang, Professor, Faculty of Environment and Geography, University of Manitoba & Chief Scientist of the Sea-Ice Environmental Research Facility (SERF)

Dr. Kristy Wittmeier, Director of Knowledge Translation at the Centre for Healthcare Innovation SUPPORT Unit and Physiotherapy Innovations & Best Practice Coordinator for the WRHA

Dr. Roberta Woodgate, CIHR Applied Chair in Reproductive, Child and Youth Health Services and Policy Research, College of Nursing, University of Manitoba

Dr. Christine Qiong Wu, Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Manitoba, HSERC Senior Industry Research Chair

Ex-officio members

Dr. Jino Distasio (Board representative), Director of the Institute of Urban Studies and Associate Vice President of Research and Innovation, The University of Winnipeg

Dr. Sue McClement (Board representative) Associate Professor, College of Nursing, University of Manitoba, Manitoba Palliative Care Research Unit, CancerCare Manitoba