Genome Alberta is pleased to congratulate Tim Caulfield on his appointment to the Order of Canada. The appointment, made by the Governor General, recognizes Tim for “his contributions to health law, policy and ethics, and for his efforts to counter misinformation”. The annual list of appointees
was released on December 29, 2022.
Timothy Caulfield is a Professor within the Faculty of Law and School of Public Health at the University of Alberta and has led, co-led, and participated in a number of impactful genomics health research projects funded by Genome Canada, Genome Alberta, Genome Quebec, Ontario Genomics, and Genome BC.
Over the past 17 years, through Genome Canada projects, Tim has made significant contributions to our understanding of the human dimensions and perceptions of genomics research, advances in precision health and personalized medicine applications. As part of interdisciplinary teams, Tim’s work has benefitted Albertans understanding of new technologies to prevent kidney transplant loss, screen for prenatal abnormalities, predict and prevent the development of asthma and more.
Building trust and understanding of genomics is essential to the responsible, ethical, equitable and effective development, uptake and ultimate impact of genomics innovation to improve and save lives. We recognize and thank Tim for his efforts in improving the lives of Albertans through the field of genomics.
Tim Caulfield is a Professor, BSc (Alberta), LL.B. (Alberta), LL.M. (Dalhousie), FRSC, FCAHS, Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy; Professor, Faculty of Law and School of Public Health; and Research Director, Health Law Institute.