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
  • 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. Susan McClement
    Professor, College of Nursing, University of 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
    Senior Vice President, Antibody Therapeutics Business Unit Lead, Emergent BioSolutions
  • Dr. Barbara L. Triggs-Raine (Non-voting)
    Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba
  • Ex Officio Non-Voting:
  • Mr. Dave Dyson (Acting)
    Deputy Minister, Province of Manitoba
    Growth, Enterprise and Trade
  • Ms. Karen Herd
    Deputy Minister, Province of Manitoba
    Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living
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