Who we are

We provide funding to post-secondary institutions for research, talent development, and ecosystem building in emerging technology areas, to support the goals of advancing knowledge and innovation, developing the next generation of technology leaders, and creating vibrant technology ecosystems. 

Our Approach: We believe in a collaborative approach to funding and talent development, working closely with researchers, students, and organizations to understand their unique needs and challenges. We aim to provide funding solutions and talent development programs that meet the needs of each project or individual, whether it’s supporting specific research areas, providing skills training and mentorship for students, or building partnerships between organizations and academic institutions.

Our Expertise: Our team has a wealth of experience in the technology sector and in talent development, including extensive knowledge of emerging technologies, research methodologies, and talent development best practices. We leverage this expertise to provide targeted and effective funding solutions and talent development programs to our partners. 

Our Impact: We are committed to making a positive impact on the technology sector and on the lives of students and organizations, by supporting research that has the potential to drive innovation and create new opportunities for growth and development, as well as by providing talent development programs that help individuals build the skills and knowledge, they need to succeed in the technology industry. 

Our Partnerships: We value partnerships with post-secondary institutions, industry partners, and other organizations that share our commitment to advancing emerging technologies and developing talent. We seek to collaborate with like-minded partners to achieve our shared goals and build strong, vibrant technology ecosystems. 

Team Contacts

If you’re interested in learning more about our team and how we can support your research, talent development, and technology ecosystem building efforts in emerging technology areas, please don’t hesitate to contact us. 

Crys Vanier

Executive Director, Post Secondary Investments and Emerging Technologies

Adam Brown

Senior Business Partner (Ecosystem Development), Post Secondary Investments and Emerging Technologies

Shabbir Mustafiz, PhD, MBA

Senior Manager, Post Secondary Investments and Emerging Technologies

Sarah Lee

Senior Business Partner, Post Secondary Investments and Emerging Technologies

Chao Lipuka

Coordinator, Post-Secondary Investments and Emerging Technologies