18-Nov-2016 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
107 Wiggins Rd
University of Saskatchewan, Health Sciences, "E" Wing, Room 1150
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 5E5



“How Do Leaders Navigate and Lead During Major Structural Change?”

Join the Saskatchewan Chapters of the Canadian College of Health Leaders in a presentation and conversation of lessons learned in regionalization and a call for Leadership navigating and leading through major structural change.

  • Dr. Greg Marchildon, University of Toronto
  • Dr. Don Phillipon, University of Alberta

Format: Presentation and Dialogue



University of Saskatchewan, Health Sciences
“E” Wing, Room 1150


Via Webinar - webinar details will be sent following registration (central time zone)

Pricing (taxes included)
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Presenters Biographies:

Gregory P. Marchildon is Ontario Research Chair in Health Policy and System Design and Professor at the Institute of Health, Policy and Evaluation at the University of Toronto with a cross-appointment at the School of Public Policy and Governance. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, a member of the editorial board of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies and an originating member of the Pan-Canadian Health Reform Analysis Network (PHRAN).  

After obtaining his PhD at the London School of Economics and Political Science, he taught for five years at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC. He served as Deputy Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs (1994-96) and Deputy Minister to the Premier and Cabinet Secretary (1996-2000) in the provincial government of Saskatchewan. In 2001-02, he was the Executive Director of a federal Royal Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada (the Romanow Commission).

When he returned to academic life in 2003, he was appointed a Canada Research Chair in Public Policy and Economic History (Tier 1) and was one of the founders of the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy with campuses at the Universities of Regina and Saskatchewan. Dr. Marchildon is the author of numerous journal articles on comparative health policy and the history of medicare in Canada. His books include two editions of Health Systems in Transition: Canada co-published by the WHO Regional Office for Europe on behalf of the European Observatory and the University of Toronto Press.

Donald J. Philippon, PhD, CHE , is Special Advisor to the Provost and Professor of Strategic Management and Health Policy, University of Alberta.

From 1997 to 2004 he was Executive Director of Health Sciences responsible for Inter Professional initiatives among the six health science Faculties. Dr. Philippon also serves as Special Advisor to the Saskatchewan Academic Health Sciences Network through an agreement with the U of A. Prior to assuming his present responsibilities; Don held several senior positions in government and in the health care system. He left the position of Assistant Deputy Minister in Saskatchewan in 1987 to assume a similar position in Alberta.  

From 1987 to 1994, Prof. Philippon served as Assistant, Associate and then Deputy Minister of Alberta Health, at the time when health reform was initiated in Alberta. He also chaired several inter provincial committees including the Conference of Deputy Ministers of Health. In late 1994, he assumed the position of Vice-President of the Referral Hospital System in the newly formed Capital Health Authority in Edmonton where he was responsible for the University, Royal Alexandra and Glenrose Hospitals.  From 1998 to 2001, he served as a consultant to assist with the transition of the blood system to Canadian Blood Services (CBS) and as the Executive Advisor, Government Relations.

Prof. Philippon is a Certified Member of the College of Health Service Executives. Dr. Philippon’s areas of academic interest include International Health Systems, Leadership Development and Inter Professional Health Sciences Education. He is the co-chair of CHLnet and a member of Policy and Research Advisory Committee for the Canadian College of Health Services Executives.

Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to  1 Category I  credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.