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Our people

Meet the people driving Genome Canada’s impact
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At Genome Canada, people are at the heart of everything we do. Our team works collaboratively in a diverse and supportive environment to drive impact for Canadians through genomics research and innovation. We are proud to be a Top Employer in the National Capital Region.

Senior Management Team

Our diverse and accomplished executive team possesses the exceptional combination of scientific and technical expertise, leadership acumen, policy knowledge and innovation strategy skills we need to achieve our goals—as well as the people and management skills we need to ensure a thriving and motivated workforce.

President and CEO  | Vice-President, Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer | Chief Scientific Officer  |  Vice-President, Research and Innovation


Chair of the board of directors, Elizabeth Douville


Genome Canada is governed by a Board of Directors drawn from across the academic, private and public sectors. The Presidents of five federal research funding agencies act as non-voting, ex-officio advisors to the Board of Directors. The Science and Industry Advisory Committee is a permanent committee of the Board.

Putting Our Values into Action

Genomics, responsibly and equitably applied, can change the world for the better. The Genome Canada Playbook describes how we put our five core values into action as we strive to be relentlessly impact-focused, intentionally inclusive, a purposeful partner, effortlessly agile and seriously smart.

Our network

Our team works alongside a pan-Canadian network of six regional Genome Centres. Together we are the Canadian Genomics Enterprise.