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.
    • To Be Appointed (Chair) Coming Soon
    • Dr. Digvir Jayas  (Vice-Chair) Vice-President (Research and International), Office of the President, University of Manitoba
    • Dr. Rashid Ahmed PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences, Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba
    • Ms. Doreen Bilodeau Former General Manager, North American Plastics
    • Dr. Hani El-Gabalawy Professor of Medicine and Immunology, Endowed Rheumatology Research Chair, University of Manitoba
    • Mr. Luis Escobar Principal, Operations Lead - Transportation, Stantec Consulting
    • Mr. Earl Gardiner Founder and Executive Chairman of Careica Health
    • Mr. Chris Johnson Co-founder and CEO, Permission Click Inc. Co-Founder and Chair of North Forge Technology Exchange
    • Ms. Andrea Legary Senior Manager, Global Research and Development and Government Incentives (Gi3), Tax, Deloitte
    • Ex Officio Non-Voting:
    • Ms. Tracey Maconachie Deputy Minister, Province of Manitoba Economic Development and Training
    • Ms. Karen Herd Deputy Minister, Province of Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living
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