Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization - OBIO

Brief Bio:

Gail Garland is the founder and CEO of OBIO®, a not-for-profit, membership-based organization championing the development of an integrated health innovation economy for Ontario. Gail established OBIO in partnership with dozens of like-minded industry CEOs to advance the goal of making Ontario and Canada into a world-leading health innovation sector where health science companies will flourish, as well as a global leader in providing health technology products and services to the international marketplace. OBIO’s programming addresses priority issues facing Canada’s health science economy, like access to capital, access to industry-ready business talent, and access to markets. 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.

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"What drew me to this program was that it’s unique in offering a customizable learning scheme and keeping the patient in mind when addressing problems in healthcare.”

 - Paige Gilbank, Cohort 2017