One of CPCRN’s patient partners and Patient Council members, Ghislaine Rouly, was recently nominated co-director of the Canada Research Chair in Partnership with Patients and Communities.

This marks the first time that a person has been appointed a Canada Research Chair based on their lived experience rather than their university diplomas.

With her decades of lived experience as a patient and peer, Ghislaine contributes to the research process at all stages. She has co-authored scientific articles, obtained research grants as a co-investigator and participated in more than 70 conferences. She has worked with the Chair since 2017. With Antoine Boivin, she co-founded the Caring Community participatory research program on peer support in community care.

Ghislaine has a master’s degree in clinical ethics and has completed training in patient partnership, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and in end-of-life care and training for caregivers and peer support workers.

With an insatiable curiosity, deep humility, and a profound respect for her fellow human beings, Ghislaine represents an inspiring and generous spirit of scientific exploration. She has a unique talent for bringing people together, demonstrating compassion and care throughout her work.

We are proud to be able to work with Ghislaine.