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.


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

Executive Director

Lisa Cechetto

Executive Director


International Operations

Ling Ting

Director, WORLDiscoveries Asia



Amy Dang

Project Coordinator


Engineering and Natural Sciences (ENS) & Social Innovation

Patrick Therrien

Senior Business Development Manager


Noshin Hashim

Business Development Officer

+1.519.661.2111 x84594

Life Sciences

Souzan Armstrong

Director, Business Development


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


Johnathan Tran

Business Development Officer

+1.519.661.2111 x82434

Support Services

Nadine Weedmark

Manager, Intellectual Property & Admin


Jan Payne

Patent and Market Analyst

+1.519.661.2111 x84597

Thurman Sawyer

Agreements Advisor


Lori Lariviere

Program Coordinator

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Bev Bailey

Administrative Officer


Andrea Pavez

Administrative Assistant


Jordan Flemming

Digital Marketing Manager


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