June 2022

Inflation & The Supply Chain: A Looming Crisis for our Health System?

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André Picard

Health Reporter and Columnist
Globe and Mail

André Picard

André Picard is a health reporter and columnist for the Globe and Mail, where he has been a staff writer since 1987. He is also the author of six bestselling books. André is an eight-time nominee for the National Newspaper Awards, Canada's top journalism prize, and past winner of a prestigious Michener Award for Meritorious Public Service Journalism. He was named Canada's first "Public Health Hero" by the Canadian Public Health Association, and a "Champion of Mental Health" by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health and received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his dedication to improving healthcare. André is a graduate of the University of Ottawa and Carleton University, and has received honorary doctorates from six universities, including UBC and the University of Toronto.

David Dodge

Senior Advisor
Bennett Jones LLP

David Dodge

During a distinguished career in the federal public service, Mr. Dodge held senior positions in the Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation, the Anti-Inflation Board, and the Department of Employment and Immigration. After serving in a number of increasingly senior positions at the Department of Finance, including that of G-7 Deputy, he was Deputy Minister of Finance from 1992 to 1997. In that role, he served as a member of the Bank of Canada's Board of Directors.

In 1998 he was appointed Deputy Minister of Health, a position he held until his appointment as Governor of the Bank of Canada.

Mr. Dodge, appointed Governor of the Bank of Canada, effective 1 February 2001 for a term of seven years, retired on 31 January 2008. From July 2008 to June 2014, he served as Chancellor of Queen's University. From 2009 to 2015, he was a member of the board of directors of Canadian Utilities Limited, ATCO Limited and the Bank of Nova Scotia.

Mr. Dodge is Senior Advisor at Bennett Jones LLP one of Canada's leading law firms. He also serves on the board of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and Chairs the National Council of the C.D. Howe Institute.

A native of Toronto, Mr. Dodge received a bachelor's degree (honours) from Queen's University, and a PhD in economics from Princeton.

During his academic career, he taught economics at Queen's University; at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University; at the Faculty of Commerce at the University of British Columbia; and at Simon Fraser University. He also served as Director of the International Economics Program of the Institute for Research on Public Policy. Mr. Dodge has been awarded honorary degrees from a number of Canadian universities. In 2009, he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Dr. Anne Snowdon, BScN, MSc, PhD, FAAN

Professor, Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Odette School of Business, University of Windsor
Scientific Director & CEO, SCAN Health & Chief Scientific Research Officer, HIMSS

Dr. Anne Snowdon, BScN, MSc, PhD, FAAN

Dr. Anne Snowdon is a Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the Odette School of Business, University of Windsor. Dr. Snowdon is leading a national community of practice and research program focused on the capacity of health supply chain to enable health system responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in seven Canadian provinces. This work builds on a well-established program of research focused on healthcare supply chain, and health system innovation to achieve sustainability, economic value and productivity by providing support for innovators and entrepreneurs to successfully bring their discoveries to the Canadian, U.S. and world markets.

Currently, Dr. Snowdon is the Scientific Director and CEO for SCAN Health, Chief Scientific Research Officer for HIMSS, Vice Chair of the Board of the Directors for Alberta Innovates, and member of the Health Futures Council of Arizona State University. She is an Adjunct Faculty at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Windsor, the School of Nursing at Dalhousie University and the Centre for Innovative Medical Technology at the University of Southern Denmark.

Dr. Snowdon has published more than 150 research articles, papers and cases, has received over $25 million in research funding, holds patents and has commercialized a highly successful booster seat product for children traveling in vehicles, and is a Fulbright Scholar. She holds a PhD in Nursing from the University of Michigan, MSc from McGill University, and BScN from Western University.

Marcel Saulnier

Santis Health

Marcel Saulnier

Marcel Saulnier has made a significant impact on the Canadian health care system, with more than 30 years of experience advising on key health policy issues in the federal government.

Marcel is currently an Associate at Santis Health, a leading Canadian health care consultancy. Prior to joining Santis, Marcel was an Associate Assistant Deputy Minister for the Strategic Policy Branch of Health Canada. In this role, he advised the Minister and Deputy Minister on health care policy and led Federal-Provincial-Territorial negotiations on bilateral agreements for mental health, home care and virtual care.

Marcel has also held various leadership positions as the Director of Policy Research for the Canadian Medical Association, Director General of Policy Coordination and Director General of Health Care Strategies for Health Canada. Most notably, Marcel worked as the Executive Director, Secretariat for the Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare for Health Canada. In this role he oversaw the work of the Advisory Council, provided leadership for the Council’s cross-country consultations, and collaborated with senior officials at Finance Canada, the Privy Council Office and Health Canada.

Marcel holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Economics from the University of Ottawa, along with a Master of Science in Economics from the University of Montreal. Marcel is fluently bilingual in English and French and has significant experience as a member of the Board of Directors of several pan-Canadian health organizations.

Meaghan Daly

Event Chair
Economic Club of Canada

Meaghan Daly

Meaghan has a degree in finance and worked as a Senior Equity Trader for major Canadian banks and investment firms for many years on Bay Street. She was a trader during many key market events including the financial crisis and she saw firsthand what happens when governments, businesses, and financial institutions do not properly manage financial risk. She also realized that the same issue is true with people. They struggle with financial decisions due to a lack of understanding of financial risk.

Meaghan is very passionate about financial capacity skills, the capital markets, and Economic Reconciliation. She founded and launched Forward Vision Games based on the core belief that the financial world has changed and it is time to change how we teach it. Forward Vision Games develops financial simulation games that teach people the financial skills needed for the future of work. The games have been played in 4 Canadian provinces through high schools, post-secondary schools as well as skills training programs.

Meaghan is an experienced speaker and leader who is building an exciting technology company while making a positive impact in our world.

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