President and CEO
Council of Canadian Academies
Eric M. Meslin is President and CEO of the Council of Canadian Academies. He joined the Council in February, 2016, bringing over 25 years of experience in science policy, in both university and government settings. Before that, he was Founding Director of the Indiana University Center for Bioethics for 15 years, where he was also Professor of Medicine, of Medical & Molecular Genetics, of Bioethics and Law, of Public Health, and of Philosophy. He received his MA and PhD from Georgetown University in Washington D.C., both in Philosophy and Bioethics. Eric has more than 150 published articles and book chapters on various topics in bioethics and science policy. He has been an advisor to domestic and international organizations including the World Health Organization and the Canadian Institutes for Health Research.
“I’ve always been very proud of my York BA in Philosophy and have used it throughout a wonderful career that has taken me from Toronto to Washington DC to France, Australia, the UK and elsewhere in various positions in universities, professional organizations and governments around the world.”