Darren Blimkie Partner

Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 2015 - Ontario

Primary phone: +1 613-783-8813

Fax: +1 613-788-3449

Email: darren.blimkie@gowlingwlg.com

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Primary office:  Ottawa

Darren Blimkie

Darren is a partner in the Advocacy Department of Gowling WLG's Ottawa office. His practice focuses on civil and administrative litigation in the areas of health law, professional liability and disciplinary matters. He both summered and articled at Gowling WLG.

Darren has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Justice and the Ontario Small Claims Court. He has also appeared as counsel at various administrative tribunals, including the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board. He also has experience assisting clients at settlement conferences and mediations.

Darren earned his JD from Queen's University, where he was awarded two course awards. He was the captain of the Queen's Law hockey team and the held the title of Male Athletic Representative throughout his studies. Prior to entering law school, Darren obtained his BSc in biopharmaceutical science at the University of Ottawa, earning Magna Cum Laude distinction. He also worked for four years in an immunology research laboratory at the University of British Columbia, where he published several peer reviewed articles on vaccine design, evaluation, and efficacy.

Darren volunteers for the Law Help Ontario program operated by Pro Bono Law Ontario. He is also a member of the County of Carleton Law Association and the Ontario Bar Association.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2023

  • 2015

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 2014

    • Education
      Queen's University, JD program
  • 2005

    • Education
      University of Ottawa, B.Sc. (Hons.), magna cum laude, Biopharmaceutical Science
    • Rankings & Awards
      Bereskin & Parr LLP prize in Patent Law
    • Rankings & Awards
      Piasetzki Nenninger Kvas LLP scholarship in IP Law
  • Blimkie D, Foster S, Norman J, Raasch I, "Pharmaceutical Regulation and Approval in Foreign Countries – Canadian Drug Approval Considerations," Pre-ANDA Litigation: Strategies and Tactics for Developing a Drug Product and Patent Portfolio, ABA, 2014.
  • Blimkie D et al., "Variables to be controlled in the assessment of blood innate immune responses to Toll-like receptor stimulation." J Immunol Methods, 366, 2011.
  • Corbett NP, Blimkie D et al.,"Ontogeny of Toll-like receptor mediated cytokine responses of human blood mononuclear cells." PLos One, 5, 2011.
  • Reikie BA, Smolen KK, Fortuno ES 3rd, Loeffler DI, Cai B, Blimkie D et al., "A single immunization near birth elicits immediate and lifelong protective immunity." Vaccine, 29, 2010.
  • Shooshtari P, Fortuno ES 3rd, Blimkie D et al., "Correlation analysis of intracellular and secreted cytokines via the generalized integrated mean fluorescence intensity." Cytometry A, 77 2010.
  • Blimkie D et al., "Identification of B cells through negative gating – An example of the MIFlowCyt standard applied." Cytometry A, 77, 2010.
  • Kollmann TR, Crabtree J, Rein-Weston A, Blimkie D et al., "Neonatal innate TLR-mediated responses are distinct from those of adults." J Immunol, 183, 2009.
  • Mookherjee N, Hamill P, Gardy J, Blimkie D et al., "Systems biology evaluation of immune responses induced by human host defence peptides in mononuclear cells." Mol Biosyst, 5, 2009.
  • Jansen K, Blimkie D et al., "Polychromatic flow cytometric high-throughput assay to analyze the innate immune response to Toll-like receptor stimulation", J Immunol Methods, 336, 2008.
  • Kollmann TR, Reikie B, Blimkie D et al., "Induction of protective immunity to Listeria monocytogenes in neonates." J Immunol, 178, 2007.