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Catharine Whiteside


Director, Strategic Partnerships


A University of Toronto graduate, Dr. Catharine Whiteside served as Dean of Medicine and Vice Provost Relations with Health Care Institutions at the University of Toronto from 2006 -14 and was recognized with WXN Canada’s Most Powerful Women Top 100 Award in 2012. She received the 2007 Medal for Research Excellence from the Kidney Foundation of Canada and the 2009 Canadian Medical Association May Cohen Award for Women Mentors. In 2015 she was awarded an Honorary Fellowship in the College of Family Physicians of Canada and in 2016 received the OMA’s Advocate for Students and Residents Award. In 2016, Catharine was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada for her leadership in academic medicine and nephrology, and for her scientific contributions to our understanding of the cellular mechanisms underlying kidney disorders. From 2016-2021 she was the Executive Director of Diabetes Action Canada, the SPOR Network in Diabetes and Related Complications and now holds the position of Director of Strategic Partnerships; members of the Board of the Scarborough Health Network Foundation; and Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Banting Research Foundation.