The University of Guelph has appointed a seasoned innovation leader and two-time U of G graduate to head its Research Innovation Office (RIO).
Jessica Bowes will join U of G as the inaugural assistant vice-president (research innovation and knowledge mobilization). Her appointment begins February 1, 2021.
She will lead in devising and implementing strategy to advance research innovation at U of G, already recognized as one of Canada’s most innovative universities. Bowes will head the University’s work in knowledge mobilization and commercialization, new venture creation, industry liaison and R&D partnerships, including technology transfer.
Currently vice-president, commercialization, at Bioenterprise Corporation Canada, Bowes has nearly a decade’s worth of leadership with the organization, one of Canada’s leading agri-food business accelerators.
Read more about this appointment on the Office of Research website.