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Thursday, November 25 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm
917: Mission Possible: Using genomics missions to build back stronger post-COVID

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Organized by: Genome Canada

What is mission-driven research, and how can a mission framework for investment in research and innovation optimize impact on national challenges? As a cross-sectoral platform technology, genomics research is well-suited to implementation through missions, which was recognized in Budget 2021’s investment in Genome Canada’s mission-driven vision to support recovery and long-term economic growth. This session will bring together experts in mission-driven investments, forward-looking leaders in genomics, and strategists in high-risk high-reward science and innovation systems. The discussion will focus on the mission-driven approach, its structural elements and wide-ranging societal benefits for Canada through the lens of genomics.

Moderators
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Ryan Phillipe

Director, Corporate Development, Genome Canada
Ryan is committed to advancing innovation in Canada and contributing to the development of our sustainable bioeconomy. He has fourteen years of experience in strategic development and biotechnology in academia, private research, and industry. He serves as Director of Corporate Development... Read More →

Speakers
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Jennifer Gardy

Deputy Director, Surveillance, Data & Epidemiology, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Dr. Jennifer Gardy joined the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Malaria team as Deputy Director, Surveillance, Data, and Epidemiology in February 2019. Before that, she spent ten years at the BC Centre for Disease Control and the University of British Columbia’s School of Population... Read More →
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Lisa Kalynchuk

Vice-President Research and Innovation, University of Victoria
Dr. Lisa Kalynchuk is the Vice-President Research and Innovation at the University of Victoria, a role she began on July 1, 2019. Prior to this appointment, she was the Associate Vice-President Research from 2017-2019. As VPRI, Dr. Kalynchuk is responsible for the research portfolio... Read More →
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Ravi Gurumurthy

Chief Executive, Nesta
Ravi is CEO of Nesta, the UK’s innovation agency for social good. Ravi previously founded and led the Airbel Innovation Lab at the International Rescue Committee where he was responsible for designing, testing and scaling products and services for people affected by crisis in over... Read More →
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Sarah Doyle

Chief Of Staff, UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose
Sarah Doyle is Chief of Staff to Prof. Mariana Mazzucato at the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose. She was previously the Director of Policy and Research at the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship, where she led the Institute's research agenda, with... Read More →


Thursday November 25, 2021 2:30pm - 4:00pm EST
Virtual