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Our Team

WORLDiscoveries® is the Business Development arm of London’s extensive research network and the bridge between local invention and global industry.

Our technology transfer team is responsible for:

  • Identifying, protecting and promoting promising discoveries and technologies generated at Western, Robarts & Lawson;
  • Guiding and assisting inventors in exercising value-added technology development strategy and exploring commercialization funding opportunities;
  • Negotiating and closing licensing deals with industrial partners committed to developing Western, Robarts & Lawson inventions.

careers

Interested in joining our team? Learn about our career opportunities, click here.

Executive Director

Lisa Cechetto

Executive Director

+1.519.661.4192

International Operations

Ling Ting

Director, WORLDiscoveries Asia

+1.519.850.2427

Engineering and Natural Sciences (ENS) & Social Innovation

Patrick Therrien

Senior Business Development Manager

+1.519.850.2997

Jonathan Deeks

Business Development Manager

+1.519.661.2111 x84594

Life Sciences

Souzan Armstrong

Director, Business Development

+1.519.661.3964

Kirk Brown

Senior Business Development Manager

+1.519.661.2111 x89096

Tyler Lougheed

Business Development Manager

+1.519.661.2111 x82969

Patricia Pan

Business Development Manager

+1.519.661.3865

Support Services

Nadine Weedmark

Manager, Intellectual Property & Admin

+1.519.661.4183

Jan Payne

Patent and Market Analyst

+1.519.661.2111 x84597

Thurman Sawyer

Agreements Advisor

+1.519.661.3734

Lori Lariviere

Program Coordinator

+1.519.661.2111 x89095

Fabian Folias

Digital Marketing Manager

+1.519.661.3863

Bev Bailey

Administrative Officer

+1.519.661.3903

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