Research Advisory Committee

Terms of Reference

The Research Advisory Committee oversees the Research activities of the Department through the following processes:

  • Manages and develops the research portfolio of the Department
  • Reviews, updates, and implements departmental, faculty, or university policies related to research
  • Manages and delivers the annual Departmental Research Day
  • Reviews student and faculty feedback on departmental research programs and oversees continuing quality improvement in research outcomes
  • Advises the Department’s Faculty Executive Committee and the Department Head on research activities, approach to implementation, and / or evaluation, as needed.
  • Manages the mentorship program for researchers
  • Ensures equity, diversity and inclusion in all processes

The Committee is comprised of ex officio and elected members:

Ex-officio Members

  • Vice-Chair, Research (Committee Chair) – Dr. Tillie Hackett
  • Chair of Patient Safety
  • Dr. Jean Templeton Hugill Chair in Anesthesia
  • Chair, EDI – to be determined
  • Therapeutics Initiative Lead – Dr. Colin Dormuth
  • Members from basic science or therapeutics research

Academic Hospital Site Head or Research Director

  • Vancouver General Hospital – Dr. Jens Lohser
  • St. Paul’s Hospital – Dr. Jim Kim
  • BC Children’s Hospital – Dr. Simon Whyte
  • BC Womens Hospital – Dr. James Brown
  • Fraser Health – Dr. Feisal Mohamedali
  • Victoria – Dr. Desmond Sweeney

Elected Members

  • Pharmacology Undergraduate Student Representative –
  • Pharmacology Graduate Student Representative –
  • Anesthesiology Resident Representative –
  • Corresponding Member (non-voting)

  • Vice-Chair, Education – Dr. Peter Choi
  • Staff Member

  • Committee Secretary – Aileen Chiu
  • Other members as deemed appropriate on an ad-hoc basis to provide consultation
  • Membership Responsibilities

    The Research Advisory Committee meets quarterly in February, May, August, and November each year. Agenda items may be sent to the Committee Secretary.
    Members will attend APT-RC meetings whenever possible. They will help organize and participate in the annual APT Research Day.
    Terms of Appointment: Three-year terms unless determined by role.
    This committee is accountable to Head of the Department of APT through the Department Executive.