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  • University of Northern British Columbia, Site DirectorDr. Russ Callaghan Associate Professor, Psychiatry, 250-960-5668, 

This category of membership is designed to recognize strong collaborative relationships with researchers who may be located at the University of Victoria or on other Canadian campuses who are not in residence at the CISUR office. The process of acquiring CISUR Collaborating Scientist status involves nomination by a CISUR Scientist, completion of an application form, and a statement indicating support for the mission and values of the Institute. Applications are considered and voted on by the CISUR faculty.

This affiliate status does not confer institutional privileges at the University of Victoria.

This category of membership is open to individuals who are supportive of the Institute's mission and values and who are actively engaged in applying knowledge in the field of addictions and substance use. This category is open to researchers, students, policy makers, treatment and prevention workers, as well as members of the general public. Membership will involve completion of an application form with a declaration that excludes people with financial interests in tobacco, alcohol, gambling or other addictive behaviours.

This affiliate status does not confer institutional privileges at the University of Victoria.

  • James Clay, PhD Researcher, Department of Psychology, University of Portsmouth,
  • Alissa Greer, BC Centre for Disease Control Harm Reduction Program Peer Engagement & Evaluation Project (PEEP), 
  • Renee O'Leary, Principal, 21st Century Literature Reviews,
  • Kathleen Perkin, Acting Project Director, Officer of the Provincial Health Officer 
  • Rachel Phillips, Executive Director, Peers,
  • Diane Rothon, Physician, Drug Treatment Court, 
  • Robert Solomon, Senior Legal Affiliate, Distinguished University Professor, Faculty of Law, Western University,
  • Vidhi Thakkar, Institute of Health Policy, University of Toronto, 
  • Kara Thompson, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, St. Francis Xavier University, 
  • Mikhail Torban, Researcher, 
  • Zach Walsh, Co-Director, Centre for the Advancement of Psychological Science & Law, 
  • Ashley Wettlaufer, Policy Officer, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health & Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse,
  • Erica Woodin, Assistant Professor, University of Victoria,