Discussing Innovation with Roseann O’Reilly Runte

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For more than 20 years, Canada has invested in establishing a strong foundation of cutting-edge labs, equipment and facilities at universities and colleges across the country. That these laboratories were ready to perform under the most urgent circumstances reflects Canada’s foresight and dedication to research that benefits everyone.

We recently got the chance to chat with Roseann O’Reilly Runte, President and CEO of the Canada Foundation for Innovation.  She has led a number of universities in Canada and the U.S. and has served on many boards including the National Bank of Canada, LifeNet, the Club of Rome, Jean Coutu, and as President of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, the Foundation for International Training, and the Canada-U.S. Fulbright Foundation. She has received a number of academic and civic honors and awards from several countries and has a Ph.D. from the University of Kansas.

In this podcast, Roseann discussed what the CFI is all about, how it decides on its funding priorities and helps the private sector leverage the incredible investments made in research infrastructure across Canada.