As this year’s recipient of the McNaught-Taillon Leadership Award, Vivek Goel, president and vice-chancellor of the University of Waterloo, is being recognized for his outstanding individual contributions to Canadian health care through exemplary leadership and mentorship in the advancement of health policy, health information and health informatics. 

The award is presented by the Canadian Health Leadership Network, Healthcare Excellence Canada, and the e-Health Conference host organizations. In selecting Dr. Goel, the adjudication committee pointed to his decades of leadership across many areas of health care and academia in Canada. 

Along with the award, a $1500 bursary is provided to support an up-and-coming health information leader selected by the award recipient.


Ashley Cid

Ashley Cid

Dr. Goel has selected Ashley Cid, a PhD Candidate in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Waterloo. Cid works in health policy alongside her supervisors, Dr. Kelly Grindrod and Dr. Michael Beazely, developing digital tools aimed at improving naloxone dispensing in pharmacies across Canada. 

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