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Blake, John

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John Blake

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Mailing Address:

Dalhousie University
Industrial Engineering
PO Box # 15000, Halifax, NS, B3H 4R2

Phone Number: 902-494-6068

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Research Engineer
Centre for Innovation
Canadian Blood Services

Associate Professor
Department of Industrial Engineering
Dalhousie University

Applying Operation Research Techniques to Healthcare

Our research group applies operational research methodologies to address challenges faced by blood operators around the collection, production, inventory and distribution of biologics.

Why is it important?

The models developed by our group provide insight that allows decision-makers to operate Canada’s blood supply chain at the highest possible levels of efficiency, effectiveness, safety and responsiveness.

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Leadership Roles

2014 - Current

Member, Blood Shortage Working Group

2014 - Current

Chair, Atlantic Section, Canadian Operational Research Society

2012 - 2014

Chair, Health Care Special Interest Group, National Advisory Council on Blood


Service Award for outstanding contributions of time and service to the Canadian OR Society awarded by the Canadian Operational Research Society


Canadian Operational Research Society Practice Prize for outstanding contributions to the practice of operational research awarded by the Canadian Operational Research Society


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto

  • Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto