Associate Director, Pan-Canadian AI Strategy
Nabilah is the Associate Director, Pan-Canadian AI Strategy at CIFAR. She manages the Canada CIFAR AI Chairs Program, an initiative that recruits the world’s leading AI researchers to Canada, while retaining existing top talent. The program provides long-term, dedicated research funding to support their research programs and help them train the next generation of AI leaders. Nabilah manages the nomination and renewal process for the program, supports the researchers in strategic key priority areas and facilitates cross-collaboration between Canada CIFAR AI Chairs across the AI Institutes.
Prior to joining CIFAR, she was at Brain Canada in Montreal, where she supported the management of neuroscience research grants and facilitated the development of scientific programs for Canadian scientistsNabilah obtained her BSc in neuroscience from Dalhousie University and completed her PhD at the Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Toronto. She published several articles in the field of pharmacogenetics before deciding to pursue a career in research strategy and programming.
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.