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Jon Slater : Curriculum Vitae



McGill University, Montreal, QC

B.Sc. (Agr.) (First Class Honours)                                                                              1976

Major: Zoology

Awards: University Scholar, Eliza M. Jones Scholar


University of Calgary, Calgary, AB

M.Sc. in Insect Ecology                                                                                              1978

Thesis: “An Ecological Model of Aedes vexans


University of Calgary, Calgary, AB

M.D.                                                                                                                             1981


Pasqua Hospital, Regina, SK

Rotating Internship                                                                                                     1981-1982


Defence and Civil Institute of Environmental Medicine, Toronto, ON

Flight Surgeon                                                                                                                        1983


University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

Second Pre-Licensure Year                                                                                       1985-1986

3 months Psychiatry, 3 months Neonatology and 6 months research into the immunogenetics of type one diabetes


University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

Paediatric Residency                                                                                                 1986-1990

Chief Resident 1989-1990


University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON

Fellowship in Paediatric Emergency Medicine                                                         1990-1991

Included graduate level course in epidemiology



Athabasca University, Athabasca, AB

Advanced Graduate Diploma in Management                                                                       1999

Athabasca University, Athabasca, AB                                                       

Master of Business Administration                                                                            2008

Applied Project: “An improvement project for intensive care at St. Joseph’s General Hospital”


Employment and Appointments


Interior Health Authority

Senior Medical Director Acute Services IH West                              July 2010 – Present

Supporting the medical staff of 11 acute care hospitals as well as the surgical network, the cancer network, Laboratory and Pharmacy Services. Responsible for quality of medical care, professional practice, professional behaviour, credentialing and privileging. Engaged in strategic planning with the acute leadership team and the Executive Medical Group.


Interior Health Authority

Medical Director, Thompson Cariboo Shuswap                                January 2009 – July 2010

Supported one tertiary hospital and seven acute care hospitals. Worked as part of the leadership team for  the Thompson Cariboo Shuswap Health Service Delivery Area


Vancouver Island Health Authority

Medical Director for Community Hospitals                                        March 2008 – December 2008

            Co managed a portfolio of five community hospitals


St. Joseph’s General Hospital, Comox, BC

Medical Director (locum for incumbent)                                             August 2007 – February 2008

            Responsible for credentialing, privileging, medical quality and medical discipline in a 116 bed

            Community hospital.

Staff Paediatrician                                                                              August 2002 – February 2009

Chair, Department of Paediatrics                                                       August 2002 – June 2005


University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

Assistant Clinical Professor                                                              February 2006 – Present


Society of Specialist Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

Chair, Micro-allocation Working Committee                                      Nov 2006 – Nov 2007

            Chaired a subcommittee exploring options for the allocation of $100 million in new funds among

            the specialty sections of the British Columbia Medical Association.

Chair, Macro-allocation Working Group                                             March 2006 – October 2006

            Led the specialty sections in negotiations/arbitration over the division of the 2006 Physician

Master Agreement funds between specialists and general practitioners.




Past President                                                                                                June 2006 – November 2007

President                                                                                            June 2004 – June 2006

            Led the society representing the interests of BC’s specialists within the BCMA.

Secretary Treasurer                                                                            June 2002 – June 2004

            Managed a budget of $500,O00, and brought the society from a deficit to a surplus position.


British Columbia Medical Association, Vancouver, BC

Co-Chair, Specialist Services Committee                                         June 2006 – December 2008

            Co-chair of a bi-partite Government/BCMA committee examining innovation in specialist care.

Co-Chair, Shared Care and Scope of Practice Committee                August 2007 – December 2008

            Co-Chair of a bi-partite Government/BCMA committee examining new models of collaboration

            between specialists and general practitioners.


British Columbia Paediatric Society, Vancouver, BC

Chair, Economics Committee                                                             1997 – 2004

            Led the society’s efforts in advancing the economic well being of BC’s paediatricians.

President                                                                                            1999 - 2002

            Led the society representing the professional interests of BC’s paediatricians


Royal Inland Hospital, Kamloops, BC

Staff Paediatrician                                                                              July 1991 – July 2002

Chief, Department of Paediatrics                                                       1996 – 1998

Co-Chair Paediatric Care Team

            Together with the nurse manager, led efforts to standardize care according to accreditation


Youth Court Services, Kamloops, BC

Paediatric Consultant                                                                         1993 – 1997


Ottawa Civic Hospital, Ottawa, ON

Paediatrician, Intensive Care Nursery           (Part Time)                               1990 - 1991


Edmonton Board of Health, Edmonton, AB

Part time work assessing children with learning disabilities                      1987 - 1990


Canadian Armed Forces

Medical Officer Canadian Forces Supplemental Ready Reserve     1993 – Present

Medical Officer Rocky Mountain Rangers, Kamloops, BC                1992 – 1993

Medical Officer HMCS Carleton, Ottawa, ON                                     1990 – 1991

Medical Officer HMCS Nonsuch, Edmonton, AB                                1985 – 1990

Medical Officer HMCS Preserver, Halifax, NS                                              1984 – 1985

Medical Officer CFH Cold Lake, Medley, AB                                      1982 – 1984

Medical Officer Training Plan                                                             1978 – 1982

Infantry Officer Calgary Highlanders, Calgary, AB                             1976 – 1978

Infantry Officer Royal Montreal Regiment, Montreal, QC                   1973 – 1976

Infantry Soldier Royal Montreal Regiment, Montreal, QC                  1970 – 1973




Slater J. D. and Pritchard G. 1979. A stepwise computer model for estimating development time and survival of Aedes vexans (Diptera: Culicidae) larvae and pupae in field populations in Southern Alberta. Can. Ent. 111: 1241 – 1253.


Jaworski M.A., Slater J.D., Hennig K and Schlaut J. 1986. Familial aggregation of insulin dependent diabetes mellitus: Roots in Europe, branches in North, Central and South America. In: The Immunology of Diabetes Mellitus, Editors Jaworski M.A. Molnar G.D. Rajotte R.V. and Singh B. Elsevier International Congress Series (Amsterdam): 367 – 374.


Jaworski M.A. Slater J.D. Severini A.  Hennig K.R. Mansour G. Mehta J. Jeske R. Schlaut J. Pak C.Y. and Yoon J.W. 1998. Unusual clustering of diseases in a Canadian Old Colony Mennonite kindred and community: Clinical and Community Report. CMAJ 138: 1017 – 1025.


Slater J.D. and Jaworski M.A. Familial aggregation of insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. Pancreas 1 (4): 368.


Jaworski M.A. Honore L. Jewell L.D. Bayens-Simmonds J. Mehta J.G. and Slater J.D. 1986. Parameters associated with successful long-term prophylaxis in insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) by cyclosporin A in the high risk BB rat. Pancreas 1(4) 368.


Slater J.D. Jaworski M.A. Severini A. Hennig K.R. Mansour G. Pak C.Y. and Yoon J.W. 1987. Unusual clustering of diseases in a Mennonite kindred and community. Clinical and Investigative Medicine. 10: B69.


Jaworski M.A. Severini A. Mansour G. Konrad H.M. Slater J.D. Hennig K. Schlaut J. Yoon J.W. Pak C.Y. Maclaren N. and Nepon G.T. 1989. Genetic conditions among Canadian Mennonites: Evidence for a founder effect among the Old Colony (Chortitza) Mennonites. Clinical and Investigative Medicine 12: 127 – 141.