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Dr. Levinus (Leo) Dieleman is a native of the The Netherlands and a Professor of Medicine at the University of Alberta and a member of the Active Medical Staff since 2003. In 1995, Dr. Dieleman completed his PhD degree at the Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands for his studies on the role of cytokines in human and experimental intestinal inflammation. Subsequently he was on the Faculty of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Dr. Dieleman is a Fellow of the American Gastroenterology Association and an active member of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology, Alberta Society of Gastroenterology, Dutch Association of Gastroenterology, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America as well as Canada, and the Society of Mucosal Immunology. He is also a member of the scientific advisory committee of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada. As a lead researcher, he is an active member on the executive committee for the Alberta IBD Consortium. His research focuses on the role that gut bacteria play in the cause of IBD. He is also an international expert on the role of probiotics, prebiotics and dietary therapy for IBD. He has received continuous grant support since 1997 and has published numerous articles on IBD.
Dr. Charles Bernstein
Dr. Charles Bernstein is a Professor of Medicine and Head of the Section of Gastroenterology at the University of Manitoba, as well as Director of the University of Manitoba IBD Clinical and Research Centre. He graduated from the University of Manitoba's Faculty of Medicine in 1985. In 1989, he completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the U of M. From 1989 to 1991, he finished a fellowship in gastroenterology from the UCLA Affiliated Training Program in Gastrointestinal Diseases. In 1992, he became an Assistant Professor of Medicine at UCLA.
Dr. Bernstein has fellowship in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and certification from the American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology. He joined the Faculty of Medicine at the U of M in 1993 and established the IBD Clinical and Research Centre in 1994.
Erik Marshall is a member Miller Thomson’s Labour and Employment Group in Toronto. Erik represents employers and employees concerning a variety of labour and employment issues including employment standards, wrongful dismissals, grievance arbitrations, labour board proceedings, human rights, occupational health and safety, workplace safety and insurance, as well as labour and employment issues that arise in corporate transactions.
Erik obtained his B.A. (Hons.) from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2001 and his LL.B. from the University of Ottawa in 2007 where he received the Catherine Helen MacLean Prize in Labour Law. Prior to joining Miller Thomson for his articles, Erik summered with a management side, labour and employment law firm in Toronto. During his articles, Erik was seconded to the Ontario Labour Relations Board, where he provided research assistance on various labour and employment issues to the Board’s adjudicators and solicitors.
Erik regularly contributes as a writer to Miller Thomson’s communiqué series on current labour and employment topics and his writing has been featured in Law Times, Canadian Employment Law Today, Canadian Lawyer: INHOUSE and Lexology: Association of Corporate Counsel. He co-authored the Employment Law: Wrongful Dismissal chapter included in Bullen & Leake & Jacob’s Canadian Precedents of Pleadings publication with Stuart Rudner, recently published by Carswell, a division of Thomson Reuters Canada Limited. He also regularly participates as a speaker at internal and external labour and employment seminars and conferences, and has spoken as part of the employment law program put on by Osgoode Professional Development. Erik is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Ontario Bar Association and the Canadian Bar Association. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 2008.
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