Fiona is the Director, Innovation at CIFAR, where she is responsible for driving the Institute’s knowledge mobilization strategy for the business and R&D sectors.
Prior to joining CIFAR, Fiona was a Director of Business Development at Mitacs, a national non-profit that connects universities and industry to solve shared research questions and tackle mutually interesting research challenges. Before moving to the non-profit sector, she held a field application specialist position with New England Biolabs, where she advised scientists on DNA and enzyme-based tools to facilitate their research. Fiona completed her PhD in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Toronto.
CIFAR is a registered charitable organization supported by the governments of Canada, Alberta and Quebec, as well as foundations, individuals, corporations and Canadian and international partner organizations.