Dr. Joy Johnson — President of Simon Fraser University
Dr. Johnson has led several initiatives to mobilize research and influence policy. Prior to her appointment as president, she was SFU’s vice-president, research and international. She was also the Scientific Director for the Institute of Gender and Health at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research; in this capacity she is credited for ensuring gender is considered in health research. Dr. Johnson’s work has been recognized with numerous awards including the UBC Killam Research Prize, and the School of Nursing Centenary Medal of Distinction. She is an elected Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and has co-authored more than 180 peer-reviewed articles. In 2010, she was recognized as one of BC’s 100 Women of Influence, and in 2012 received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.