Ann McKibbon holds a faculty position in the School of Medicine at McMaster University. She has authored numerous articles and monographs, including the PDQ Evidence-Based Principles and Practice (B.C. Decker, Hamilton, 1999), over 50 peer reviewed articles and taught 200+ workshops in information retrieval, evidence based medicine and knowledge translation. McKibbon's current research interests are in medical/health informatics, translational medicine and information retrieval. She is interested in how health professionals use electronic information resources, the results they get and how identified information is used in practice. Most recently, she was involved in setting up a new Masters program in eHealth.
Carl deLottinville is a Graduate Social Worker with 30 plus years of experience as a Psychiatric Social Worker, Hospital Administrator and as an Associate Clinical Professor in Psychiatry in the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University. He has devoted most of his academic career to the field of teaching and learning interpersonal communication skills in the health sciences disciplines.
Jackie MacDonald is a full-time healthcare services manager in rural Nova Scotia. She instructs the health information course at Dalhousie School of Information Management (SIM) and is an adjunct professor at SIM and in Medical Informatics, Dalhousie Faculty of Medicine and has worked as an academic librarian at U of Saskatchewan and Dalhousie Health Science libraries. She is currently completing a year long leadership development course.
Jessie McGowan has over eighteen years experience working with health libraries and medical informatics. Before joining the Institute of Population Health (IPH) at the University of Ottawa, she was a director at The Ottawa Hospital. She is a proponent of evidence-based philosophies, health services research, the integration of technologies with health information, knowledge translation from a number of perspectives, including decision aids, and knowledge dissemination. She completed a PhD which included an RCT of an ICT enabled question and answering service in primary care and a Cochrane review of electronic retrieval of health information. She is Co-Chair of the Steering Committee of the National Network of Libraries for Health, a task force of the CHLA/ABSC whose goal is to provide equitable access to information for health care providers in Canada. She presently works with IPH from a distance and provides consulting services in Toronto.
Kaitryn Campbell is a Research Coordinator / Information Specialist at PATH Research Institute, affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital and the Department of Clinical Biostatistics and Epidemiology, McMaster University, Hamilton. Her responsibilities include the provision and management of information in support of the needs of all PATH faculty and programs. She has contributed to numerous health technology assessments and systematic reviews in her more than 10 years in healthcare research, and provides instruction on search resources and methods on an ongoing basis. She holds undergraduate and teaching degrees from Queen’s University and a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree from the University of Western Ontario.
Robin Featherstone is a liaison librarian at McGill University's Life Sciences Library. Robin is excited to combine her passion for teaching with her research interest in libraries and disasters. She began her investigations as an associate fellow at the National Library of Medicine, where she conducted an oral history project on library roles in disaster response. With a desire to further understand disaster information needs, she completed a qualitative case series with a team of hospital and academic health sciences librarians of disaster information provision to health care providers during the H1N1 pandemic. She is currently working to develop courses on disaster information for hospital administrators and emergency managers.
Samuel Trosow is an Associate Professor at the University of Western Ontario holding a joint appointment in the Faculty of Information & Media Studies (FIMS) and in the Faculty of Law. Before joining the Western faculty in 2001 he was a law librarian at the Boalt Hall Law Library at the University of California at Berkeley and was previously engaged in private law practice in California. His doctoral work in the Department of Information Studies at UCLA focused on information policy issues.
Prof. Trosow is currently a Network Investigator and Theme Leader with the Graphics, Animation and New Media, Network of Centres of Excellence (GRAND NCE). He also serves on the Librarians Committee of the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) and is a fouding member of the London Ontario chapter of the Progressive Librarians
Guild (PLG). He is the co-author of Canadian Copyright: A Citizen's Guide (with Laura Murray, Between the Lines Press, 2007) which is currently being revised for a second edition and he maintains a website at http://samtrosow.ca which focuses on copyright policy issues.
Sonia Hawrylyshyn, Manager Employee Career Services, Human Resources Services, McMaster University.
A career professional with 20 plus years in coaching, corporate consulting and training, Sonia launched Employee Career Services at McMaster, now operating successfully in its 8th year. Her program offers a full range of services supporting the career development needs of employees at all levels of the University.
Formerly, a Senior Career Management Consultant with a Niagara HR Firm and independent Corporate Trainer, Sonia provided career and job search coaching, outplacement and transition services, workshops on career planning, teamwork, leadership, change and transition and communication for businesses / organizations in not-for profit, public service, education, industry / manufacturing, hospitality, health care and marine industry sectors of Southern Ontario.
Sonia is a member of the Association Career Professionals (ACP International), a Career Management Fellow (candidate) with the Institute of Career Certification International (ICCI). She possesses undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Education, is qualified to administer various career assessments, and completed professional training in coaching, adult education and career development facilitation. Her resourceful and genuine style has inspired many individuals to embrace learning and pursue their career dreams.
Tara Landry is a librarian at McGill University Health Center's Montreal General Hospital Medical Library. Tara's interest in disaster management stems from her early career as a consultant in a Montreal-based occupational health & safety firm. Since receiving her MLIS from McGill University in 2007, Tara has worked within Quebec's health and social services network, giving her a first-hand perspective on disasters and health-related emergency preparedness. She is currently working with Robin Featherstone to develop courses on disaster information for hospital administrators and emergency managers.