Health research aims to find better ways to treat, prevent and cure disease.
This vital component of healthcare can take multiple forms and present a variety of risks and opportunities. Whether it is a clinical trial, secondary data research, research ethics board protocol review, or a material transfer agreement, we keep the aims of the study top of mind while advising researchers, funders, and health care organizations. We also advise on deidentification of data for research purposes, and questions of research versus quality.
Our services include:
Agreements - Material transfer, clinical trial, data sharing, basic science
Research ethics board advice
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Mary Jane Dykeman
Meet the dedicated team behind INQ.
T: 416 967 7100 ext. 1-230
Charity/ Not-for-profit Corporate Matters
Delegated Administrative Authorities
Shanon is a governance and commercial lawyer with a primary focus on the health industry. With more than 40 years of experience, Shanon advises clients in private, not-for-profit and charitable organizations.
Shanon helps clients understand the health regulatory landscape in Ontario and Canada, and the applicable laws in specific transactions. She advises boards of charities and not-for-profit organizations, foundations and other regulated entities with respect to their governance and corporate legal responsibilities, duties and liabilities. Shanon has also worked with not-for-profit corporations with contractual relationships with the Ontario government, including the subset of delegated administrative authorities. Her corporate work cover reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions. She also advises private sector suppliers with requests for proposals and contracts, as well as providing opinions in respect to their relationships with the broader public sector.
Prior to joining INQ Law in 2019, Shanon was a senior partner at McCarthy Tétrault where she founded and led the health regulatory practice for over 20 years.
Insights & Recognition
Best Lawyers in Canada: Recognized in Health Care Law and Corporate Law (2019-2022)
Chamber Canada: Recognized in Health Law
Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation (IHPME), part of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto (Adjunct professor)
University of Toronto (Senior fellow)
Advisory Council and Development Committee, Women’s College Hospital Foundation (Member)
Canadian Bar Association (Member)
Director on the Board of The Banting Research Foundation
Offers pro bono assistance to the Canadian Polar Bear Habitat