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Uzma Urooj

Innovation, Science & Economic Development
Senior Policy Advisor

Uzma has a PhD in Cognitive Neuroimaging from University of York, UK and BSc Honors in Neuroscience and Linguistics from University of Toronto, Canada. An emerging science policy practitioner working in the Federal Government and experiences in research management, technology transfer and strategy development/implementation, Uzma is intimately involved at the interface of science and policy and is passionate about raising the bar for research excellence and improving the training and capacity development of Canadian highly qualified individuals. Uzma is an active member of Canadian Science Policy Community, currently co-chairing the Evaluation Committee of the Canadian Science Policy Center. Previously, she has co-chaired the Program Committee and coordinated symposiums on science diplomacy.  

Uzma believes that the effective management of science and innovation, built on the foundations of strong collaborations, both nationally and internationally is key to impactful translation of evidence-based knowledge into public and private sector and will be instrumental in driving successful economies of the future.