Dr. Shannon Scott (Acting Vice Dean & Professor, University of Alberta) is the Principal Investigator of ECHO, an internationally-recognized program of nursing research focused in child health that cuts across multiple disciplines and merges research and the arts. She is also a founding co-director of Translating Emergency Knowledge for Kids, a nationally funded initiative developed to ensure every child receives the highest standard of emergency healthcare irrespective of where they seek care in Canada. Dr. Scott is known for her enduring commitment to build capacity in nursing research and has mentored more than 80 trainees and junior colleagues across Canada. Dr. Scott has been awarded multiple honors including a Canada Research Chair (2013-2023), International Nursing Research Honor of Fame (2021), Distinguished Researcher (Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, 2018), CASN Excellence in Nursing Research awardee (2019), and is an inductee of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of Scholars, Artists & Scientists (2015) and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (2021). Dr. Scott spends her down time biking, traveling and hanging out with her three young adult children who is extremely proud of. She has a French Bulldog, Milo who she simply adores.