Board Members

Research Manitoba's Board appointments are made by Lieutenent Governor in Council on the recommendation of the minister. The Board will consist of at least nine but not more than 17 directors.
  • Dr. Brian Postl (Chair)
    Dean & Vice Provost, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
    University of Manitoba
  • Dr. Digvir Jayas  (Vice-Chair)
    Vice-President (Research and International), Office of the President,
    University of Manitoba
  • Mr. Bob Brennan (Secretary Treasurer)
    Former President and CEO, Manitoba Hydro (Retired)
  • Dr. Sylvie Albert
    Dean, Faculty of Business and Economics
    The University of Winnipeg
  • Mr. Donald J. Boitson
    Vice-President, North American Operations,
    Magellan Aerospace Limited 
  • Dr. Jino Distasio
    Vice-President, Research and Innovation, Director, Institute of Urban Studies
    The University of Winnipeg
  • Dr. Gervan Fearon
    President and Vice-Chancellor, Office of the President
    Brandon University
  • Mr. Rick Jensen
    Director, Government and Community Relations
    Boeing Canada Technology, Winnipeg Division (Retired)
  • Mr. Chris Johnson
    Co-founder and CEO
    Permission Click
  • Dr. John Langstaff
  • Dr. Shauna Mackinnon
    Assistant Professor, Urban and Inner City Studies
    The University of Winnipeg
  • Dr. Susan McClement
    Associate Professor, College of Nursing, University of Manitoba, Research Associate, Manitoba Palliative Care Research Unit, CancerCare Manitoba
  • Ms Cathy Nieroda
    Managing Consultant, Solvera Solutions
  • Dr. Peter Nickerson
    Vice-Dean Research, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences,
    University of Manitoba
  • Dr. Laura Saward
    Vice President Research & Development, Biotherapeutics Development Biodefence Division, Emergent BioSolutions, Adjunct Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, University of Manitoba
  • Dr. Barbara L. Triggs-Raine
    Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba
  • Ms. Arlene Wilgosh
    Former President and CEO (Retired)
    Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
  • Ex Officio Non-Voting:
  • Mr. James Wilson
    Deputy Minister, Province of Manitoba
    Growth, Enterprise and Trade
  • Ms Karen Herd
    Deputy Minister, Province of Manitoba
    Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living