Brent Windwick, QC was appointed as Chair of the Health Quality Council of Alberta in January 2020. He has a LLM (Master of Law) degree from the University of Cambridge, Law and Arts degrees from the University of Alberta, and currently is pursuing a Master of Science in Healthcare Quality at Queen’s University.
Mr. Windwick has led and contributed to local and national projects in patient safety incident management, safety culture and health care quality improvement, including the Canadian Disclosure Guidelines for communication with patients about patient safety incidents and adverse events. He has completed the HealthCareCAN Patient Safety Officer programme, and currently is a member of the Regulatory and Policy Advisory Committee of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute.
Mr. Windwick also has extensive experience in research ethics in Alberta and nationally. He was a member of the Interagency Advisory Panel on Research Ethics, which interprets and influences research ethics policy for the major public research funding agencies in Canada. Currently, he is the Vice-Chair of the Clinical Trials Committee, and a member of the Cancer Committee of the Health Research Ethics Boards of Alberta.
Mr. Windwick is a retired lawyer with more than 30 years of experience in health law. He is a member of the Professional Conduct Committee of the Law Society of Alberta, and was Executive Director of the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta and National Chair of the Canadian Bar Association Health Law Section.