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JakeJacob (Jack) J. Thiessen, Ph.D.

B.Sc. (Pharm): University of Manitoba; M.Sc.: University of Manitoba; Ph.D.: University of California, San Franscisco, USA

Jake is a former Professor, Associate Dean, and current Professor Emeritus at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto. Following 33 years at the University of Toronto, he spent 6 years at the University of Waterloo (UW) where he had strategic responsibility for the development of a new Health Sciences Campus and Canada's 10th School of Pharmacy.

Jack specialized in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, which basically describe quantitatively those forces that affect how the body handles medicines and how medicines affect the body. The dynamic of these two areas influences strategies around patient treatment regimen in all disease states. Research collaborations included some years working with medical oncologists and basic scientists at Princess Margaret Hospital.

Jake's broad experience has included internatinal projects in areas like Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Nigeria, the role of CCAPP President, Chair for the Drug Quality and Therapeutics Committee of the Ontario Ministry of Health, and Chair for Health Canada's Scientific Advisory Committee on Bioavailability and Bioequivalence. Currently he serves Health Canada as the Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee on Pharmaceutical Sciences and Clinical Pharmacology. Most recently, he served the Ontario Minister of Health and Long Term Care as an independent reviewer of the under-dosing of oncology medicines discovered in Ontario. In recognition of his lifelong service as educator, researcher, mentor, innovator and leader he was honoured with the 2014 Canadian Pillar of Pharmacy Award.



DaveDave Hardy

B.Sc. Honours Microbiology, University of Guelph

Dave Hardy is a Senior Professional with 38 years Quality & Compliance experience in the biopharmaceutical industry who leverages strong interpersonal skills, flexibility, problem solving, and customer focus to deliver business results.

Dave managed a total of 40+ staff responsible for the Quality Assurance, Quality Control and Validation activities specializing in the development and manufacturing of biologic drugs. He was responsible for ensuring that quality systems were in place and maintained to support the testing and documentation of products manufactured. He was responsible for maintaining compliance to all regulatory and internal quality standards.

Dave's role on the PharmEng Advisory Board will be to provide Quality related guidance to ensure that services provided to our clients are compliant with regulatory requirements and support the high quality of their products to meet patient needs.