Dr. Mahadeo Sukhai
Vice-President Research & International Affairs and Chief Accessibility Officer for the CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind)
Standing Committee on Science
Dr. Mahadeo Sukhai is the world’s first congenitally blind geneticist. Mahadeo is Vice-President Research & International Affairs and Chief Accessibility Officer for the CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind), having previously served as a researcher at the University Health Network in Toronto. Dr. Sukhai also holds adjunct faculty appointments at Queens University (Kingston, ON), OCAD University (Toronto) and Ontario Tech University (Oshawa, ON). Dr. Sukhai is the Chair of the Employment Technical Committee for Accessibility Standards Canada, as well as the External Co-Chair of the CIHR Expert Advisory Committee on Accessibility and Systemic Ableism. In his role at CNIB, Mahadeo leads a significant research program focused on social determinants of health and inclusion for people living with sight loss in Canada. As Chief Accessibility Officer, Mahadeo also leads organizational culture change initiatives on accessibility and inclusion for CNIB.
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