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Gail Garland, Former Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization (OBIO®)

Gail founded OBIO in 2009, a not-for-profit, membership-based organization to champion the development of an integrated health innovation economy for Ontario and Canada.  She was the CEO of OBIO for the next thirteen years, until retiring in February 2022.

Gail serves on the Board of Governors Carleton University and the Senate.  She also serves on the Board of The Stem Cell Network and, several academic advisory boards. She holds a Chartered Director (CDir) designation in governance (McMaster University), an MBA from the Rotman School of Management (University of Toronto), and a BSc. (Carleton University). Gail is a recipient of the Arbor Award for Exceptional Volunteer Service to the University of Toronto and in 2017 she was named one of Carleton University’s seventy-five best graduates in celebration of the school’s 75th anniversary.