Senior Director, Research
Kate Geddie is Senior Director of Research at CIFAR where she supports the development of CIFAR’s research portfolio and works directly with a number of CIFAR’s research programs. She also leads CIFAR’s performance monitoring and evaluation activities, and has a particular interest in assessing the international, interdisciplinary and long-term nature of CIFAR’s work.
Kate holds a PhD in Geography from the University of Toronto, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Lausanne and École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland. Prior to joining CIFAR, she directed public policy research and analysis on a wide range of issues related to higher education, research and innovation in Canada and Europe. She has worked for the University of Toronto, the European University Association in Brussels, Universities Canada (AUCC) in Ottawa, and her research has been funded by SSHRC, the European Commission, and the Swiss National Science Foundation.
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.