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.
    • Ms. Tracey Maconachie (Chair)
      President, Bioscience Association of Manitoba
    • Dr. Digvir Jayas  (Vice-Chair)
      Interim President of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada and Vice-President (Research and International), Office of the President,
      University of Manitoba
    • Dr. Rashid Ahmed
      Associate Dean of Research and Associate Professor, College of Nursing, University of North Dakota
    • Ms. Doreen Bilodeau
      Former owner, North American Plastics
    • Dr. Hani El-Gabalawy
      Professor of Medicine and Immunology, Endowed Rheumatology Research Chair, University of Manitoba
    • Mr. Luis Escobar
      Professional Engineer and member of the Transportation Association of Canada and Institute of Transportation Engineers
    • Mr. Earl Gardiner
      Founder and Executive Chairman of RANA Respiratory Care Group
    • Mr. Chris Johnson
      Co-founder and CEO, Permission Click Inc.
    • Ms. Andrea Legary
      Senior Manager, Global Research and Development and Government Incentives, Deloitte
    • Ex Officio Non-Voting:
    • Mr. Dave Dyson (Acting)
      Deputy Minister, Province of Manitoba
      Growth, Enterprise and Trade
    • Mr. Grant Doak
      Deputy Minister, Province of Manitoba
      Education and Training
    • Ms. Karen Herd
      Deputy Minister, Province of Manitoba
      Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living
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