Toward a World-Class Health Data System: University of Waterloo-CIGI Virtual Conference on Health Data

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 1:00 PM - Thursday, April 7, 2022 4:00 PM EDT (UTC–04:00)
Public Event: Virtual Event

“Toward a World-Class Health Data System: University of Waterloo-CIGI Virtual Conference on Health Data” was jointly hosted by the University of Waterloo and the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). The goal was to explore the intersection between health data, digital health and governance for the betterment of society and improved public health outcomes. In collaboration with leading experts from across Canada and the world, the conference aimed to inform and educate, while encouraging constructive dialogue. Following the conference, a joint summary document will be published, capturing key insights and recommendations for systemic change that we hope will inspire innovators, students, health-care workers, policy makers and advocates for better public policy. 

The event took place on April 6 and 7, 2022.

Event Speakers

Charmaine Dean is vice-president, research and international at the University of Waterloo.

Dr. Vivek Goel is the University of Waterloo’s seventh president and vice-chancellor.

E. Richard Gold is a CIGI senior fellow and a James McGill Professor with McGill University’s Faculty of Law.

Melissa Hathaway is president of Hathaway Global Strategies LLC and a member of CIGI’s Board of Directors.

Rohinton P. Medhora is a CIGI distinguished fellow, professor of practice at McGill University, and an expert in international economic relations, innovation policy, development economics and governance.

CIGI Senior Fellow Bessma Momani has a Ph.D. in political science with a focus on international political economy and is a full professor and associate vice‑president, international at the University of Waterloo.

Michele Mosca is an award-winning researcher in cryptography and quantum computing, and has initiated numerous multidisciplinary collaborations that helped create the quantum-safe opportunity for Canada. He started and grew the quantum computing effort at the University of Waterloo, eventually co-founding the Institute for Quantum Computing.

Jillian Oderkirk is a senior health economist in the Health Division of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris, France.

Aaron Shull is the managing director and general counsel at CIGI. He is a senior legal executive and is recognized as a leading expert on complex issues at the intersection of public policy, emerging technology, cybersecurity, privacy and data protection.

Fanny Sie’s experiences extend alongside the public and private multi-stakeholder continuum, bringing new products and services to the health-care market to enable impact for the population locally and globally.