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Karine Morin

President and CEO

Karine Morin has worked at the interface of government and the academic community for more than two decades, both in Canada and the United States.

Most recently, at the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), she steered the tri-agency action plan on equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI), where she also led the development and implementation of Dimensions, a flagship program that guided universities and colleges to advance EDI across their research ecosystems.

Over the span of the previous 15 years, she held various senior and executive positions, leading a range of complex policy initiatives with several funding organizations, including Alberta Innovates, Genome Canada, and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), after working as a research associate at the University of Ottawa’s Institute of Science, Society and Policy.

She also worked for nearly seven years at the American Medical Association, where she was promoted to Director of Ethics Policy and spearheaded the modernization of the AMA’s Code of Medical Ethics.

Karine holds civil and common law degrees from McGill University, and also completed a Master’s degree in law at the University of Pennsylvania. Her early career in bioethics was inspired by her work on the Commission of Inquiry on the Blood System in Canada, known as the Krever Report.

She and her partner are avid paddlers who enjoy exploring the waterways of the Ottawa Valley.

Contact information

Email: kmorin(at)federationhss.ca