Board of Directors
The ACFD Board of Directors is comprised of a minimum of seven directors, the President, Vice-President/Treasurer, four Member Representatives and the Past-President. They are elected by the Members at the Annual General Meeting, .
The Board manages the affairs, property and business of the Association including establishing and monitoring the annual budget, approving project proposals, measuring the progress of these projects and reporting outcomes to the Annual General Meeting. The Board works to advance the goals of the Association through communication with Member Representatives and external organizations as well as by setting policies for the Association.
|President||Dr. Jim Lai|
|Vice President/Treasurer||Dr. Ben Davis|
|Chair, Deans Committee||Dr. Anastasia Kelekis-Cholakis|
|Chair, Academic Affairs Committee||Dr. Eli Whitney|
|Chair, Clinical Affairs Committee||Dr. Trenna Reeve|
|Chair Research Affairs Committee||Dr. Raj Bhullar|
|Immediate Past-President||Dr. Paul Major|
Membership of the Committee consists of the Deans/Director or equivalent of each Member Institution that offer an undergraduate dental program.
The Deans’ Committee considers issues of local and national concern and provides leadership to the Association by offering recommendations to the council regarding appropriate projects or policies which might address such issues. The Committee also acts as an advisory body to the President, Board of Directors, and other Committees of the Association.
|University of Manitoba||Dr. Anastasia Kelekis-Cholakis – Chair|
|University of British Columbia||Dr. Mary McDougall|
|University of Alberta||Dr. Paul Major|
|University of Saskatchewan||Dr. Walter Sisqueira|
|University of Western Ontario||Dr. Carlos Quiñonez|
|University of Toronto||Dr. Laura Tam|
|University of Montréal||Dr. Michel Carrier|
|McGill University||Dr. Elham Emami|
|Université Laval||Dr. Petros Papagerakis|
|Dalhousie University||Dr. Benjamin Davis, Chair|
Academic Affairs Committee
Membership in the Academic Affairs Committee is made up of the Associate Dean Academic or equivalent from each Member Institution. They meet in person biennially at the ACFD/AFDC Biennial Conference and by tele-conference.
The Academic Affairs Committee acts as an advisory body to the Board of Directors concerning communication with members regarding current goals and objectives of the Faculties. It also works co-operatively with other Committees to promote, implement and evaluate initiatives approved by Council and discuss and advise on issues arising from the Faculties.
|University of British Columbia||Dr. Eli Whitney, Chair|
|University of Alberta||Dr. Steve Patterson|
|University of Saskatchewan||Dr. Vincent Torresyap|
|University of Manitoba||Dr. John Perry|
|University of Western Ontario||Dr. Fernando Inocencio|
|University of Toronto||Dr. Jim Lai|
|Université de Montréal||Dr. Robert Durand|
|McGill University||Dr. Samer Abi Nader|
|Université Laval||Dr. Sylvie-Louise Avon|
|Dalhousie University||Dr. Sachin Seth|
Clinical Affairs Committee
The Clinic Affairs Committee consists of the Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs, Director or equivalent of each Member Institution.
The committee normally meets in person during the ACFD/AFDC Biennial Conference and by teleconference.
|University of Manitoba||Dr. Trenna Reeve, Chair|
|University of British Columbia||Dr. Andrea Esteves|
|University of Alberta||Dr. Doris Lunardon|
|University of Saskatchewan||Dr. Peter Doig|
|University of Western Ontario||Dr. William Hockley|
|University of Toronto||Dr. Jim Posluns|
|Université de Montréal||Dr. René Voyer|
|McGill University||Dr. Nathalie Morin|
|Université Laval||Dr. Elaine Rodrigue|
|Dalhousie University||Dr. Tamara Wright|
Research Affairs Committee
The Research Affairs Committee consists of the Associate Dean of Research or equivalent of each Member Institution.
The Committee normally meets in person during the ACFD/AFDC Biennial Conference and by tele-conference.
|University of Manitoba||Dr. Raj Bhullar, Chair|
|University of British Columbia||Vacant|
|University of Alberta||Dr. Maryam Amin|
|University of Saskatchewan||Dr.Andrew Leask|
|University of Western Ontario||Dr. Noha Gomaa|
|University of Toronto||Dr. Morrie Manelson|
|Université de Montréal||Dr. Antonio Nanci|
|McGill University||Dr. Svetlana Komarova|
|Université Laval||Dr. Fatiha Chandad|
|Dalhousie Univerity||Dr. Mark Filiaggi|