Roger A. Pierson MS PhD FEAS FCAHS is a University Distinguished Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Saskatchewan. He is a Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, and a Past-President of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society. Dr. Pierson’s awards include: the University of Saskatchewan Distinguished Researcher; CFAS Excellence in Reproductive Medicine; APOG Excellence in Teaching; Commemorative Medal for the Centennial of Saskatchewan; and, Chatelaine Women’s Health Hero. Dr. Pierson’s research is multi-disciplinary and revolves around ovarian function, ovulation, uterine receptivity and hormonal contraception. His research has generated more than 600 published works, in addition to more than 40 copyrighted computer programs and 7 patents. Dr. Pierson gave the medical and scientific communities the first ever visualization of human ovulation in 1990. Subsequent studies on ovarian function in women were heralded as one of the Top 100 scientific discoveries of 2004 by Discover magazine. Dr. Pierson has a history of industry collaboration with global pharmaceutical and medical equipment companies including consultation in the design, implementation and analysis of clinical trials [Phases Ib – IV]. Dr. Pierson has a deep interest in the history of our collective knowledge of reproduction with special interests in the long 18th Century and art history.