Coalition Members

The Stop the Violence Coalition is open to researchers, academics, policy-makers, and professionals in the legal and medical/public health fields. Members help in report generation, media outreach, and other supporting roles.

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NOTE: Coalition members are members of their own personal accord and on their own time. The views of the coalition and its members do not necessarily reflect those of their affiliate organization.

Coalition listing

Coalition listing

John Anderson, PhD
Former Correctional Officer, Nanaimo
Chair, Criminology Dept., Vancouver Island University
Vice President, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (Canada)

Werner Antweiler, PhD
Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia

Terri Betts, BScPharm, ACPR
Clinical Coordinator, Pharmacy, Lions Gate Hospital

Graeme Bowbrick, Q.C.
Attorney General of BC (2000-2001)

Neil Boyd, LLM
Professor & Associate Director, School of Criminology, SFU

David Bratzer
Police Officer
Board of Directors, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition

Perry Bulwer
Retired Lawyer

Jane Buxton, MBBS, MRCGP, MHSc, FRCPC
Associate Professor, School of Population and Public Health, UBC

Vince Cain
Retired RCMP Chief Superintendent
Former BC Chief Coroner

Larry Campbell
Senator, Canadian Senate
Former Mayor of Vancouver

John Carsley, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Medical Health Officer, Member of Health Officers’ Council of BC

Neil Chantler
Barrister & Solicitor, A. Cameron Ward & Co.

Jesse Coleman
Wits Reproductive Health & HIV Institute

John Conroy, QC
Barrister & Solicitor, Conroy & Co.
President, NORML Canada

Lawrence Cook, MD
Family Physician

Roger Cumming, MD
Retired surgeon

Yvon Dandurand
Criminologist, University of the Fraser Valley

Donna Deneumoustier
Transition house worker

Ujjal Dosanjh P.C. Q.C.
33rd Premier of BC and Attorney General (1995 – 2000)

Elizabeth Eakin
Health Care Worker, UBC Hospital

Caroline Ferris, MD, CCFP, FCFP
Physician, Creekside Withdrawal Management Centre
Clinical Instructor, Dept. of Family Practice, UBC

Christian Fibiger, PhD
Professor Emeritus, UBC

Benedikt Fischer, PhD
Professor & CIHR/PHAC Applied Public Health Chair, Faculty of Health Sciences, SFU
Director, Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health and Addiction

Tom Foster
Social Worker / Therapist

Colin Gabelmann
Attorney General of BC (1991–1995)

Gwyllyn Goddard, MD
Physician

Jennifer Godwin-Ellis, BAH, LLB
Lawyer

Isabel Grant
Retired Principal

Mark Haden, MSW
Adjunct Professor, School of Nursing, UBC

Michael Harcourt
Former Mayor of Vancouver
Former Premier of British Columbia

Paul Hasselback, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Medical Health Officer, Member of Health Officers’ Council of BC
Clinical Associate Professor, School of Population and Public Health, UBC

Debra Hay
Support Worker, WISH Drop-In Centre Society

Kash Heed
Member of the Legislative Assembly of B.C.

Jacob Hunter
Policy Director, Beyond Prohibition Foundation

Robert Jackson
Criminologist

David Kennedy, MD, FCCFP
Retired Physician

Thomas Kerr, PhD
Director, Urban Health Research Initiative, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
Associate Professor, Dept. of Medicine, UBC

Douglas C. King, LLB
Lawyer, Pivot Legal Society

Bob Kronbauer
Publisher

Donna Kurtz
Professor, UBC Okanagan

Ross Lander
Retired Justice, BC Supreme Court

Josée Lavoie, PhD
Associate Professor, School of Health Sciences, UNBC
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba
Research Affiliate, Manitoba First Nations Centre for Aboriginal Health Research

James Leslie
Retired Border Service Officer, Canadian Border Services Agency
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition

Trevor Loke
Vancouver Parks Board Commissioner

Randie Long
Former Federal Prosecutor (Nanaimo)

Randy MacInnis
Retired RCMP

Donald MacPherson
Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, SFU
Director, Canadian Drug Policy Coalition

Jolayne Marsh
Mental Health Worker, Living Room Drop-In

Richard Mathias, MHSc, MD, FRCPC
Professor and Public Health Program Head, School of Population and Public Health, UBC

Philip McCormack, MD
Retired physician

Walter McKay
Former Police Officer
Consultant, WM Consulting
Director of International Affairs and Founder, Asociación Mexicana de Reducción de Riesgos y Daños

Ian Mitchell, MD
Emergency Physician, Royal Inland Hospital

Julio Montaner, MD, FRCPC, FCCP, FACP, FRSC
Director, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
Immediate Past President, International AIDS Society

Alice Newman
Mount Sinai, Princess Margaret Hospital

Bohdan Noysk, PhD
Health Economist, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes, PhD
Assistant Professor, School of Population and Public Health, UBC
Research Scientist, Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Services

Philip Owen
Former Mayor of Vancouver

Katrina Pacey, LLB
Partner, Ethos Law
Litigation Director, Pivot Legal Society

Heather Peters, MSW
Associate Professor, Social Work, UNBC

Geoff Plant Q.C.
Attorney General of BC (2001-2005)

George Plawski
Retired Pilot

Randy Puder
Systems Integration
Seascape Multi-Media

Dan Reist
Assistant Director, Knowledge Exchange, Centre for Addictions Research BC

Judith Renaud
Executive Director, Educators for Sensible Drug Policy
School Administrator (retired)

Chris Richardson, PhD
Assistant Professor & Michael Smith Foundation Scholar, School of Population and Public Health, UBC
Research Scientist, Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Services

Ted Riecken
Professor, Department of Education, University of Victoria

Jean Shoveller, PhD
Professor & CIHR/PHAC Applied Public Health Chair, School of Population & Public Health, UBC
Senior Scholar, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research

Christine Singh, MD
Vancouver Coastal Health harbourair

Sam Sullivan
Former Mayor of Vancouver

Timothy Temple, MBBS, CCFP, FRSA
Physician, Dept. of Family Practice, UBC

Kirk Tousaw, JD, LLM
Barrister, Law Office of Kirk Tousaw
Executive Director, Beyond Prohibition

Ian Tully-Barr
Crown Counsel, Attorney General of BC

Russell Uhler
Professor Emeritus, Economics, UBC

Franklin White, MD, CM, MSc, FRCPC, FFPH
President, Pacific Health & Development Sciences Inc.

Ken Wilson
Zoologist/Ecologist (retired)

Evan Wood, MD, PhD, ABIM, FRCPC
Director, Urban Health Research Initiative, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
Professor, Dept. of Medicine, UBC

Cornelia Zeisser, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Addictions Research BC