Our Team

Meet The Team

We are Western University’s Tech Transfer Office

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

  • 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.

Executive Director

Souzan Armstrong

Executive Director


Business Development Team

International Operations

Ling Ting

Director, WORLDiscoveries Asia


Ruby Zhao

Business Development Manager

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Karinna Yu

Business Development Officer

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National Operations

Tristan Harrison

Business Development Manager

+1.519.661.2111 x84594

Colin Macaulay

Business Development Manager

+1.519.661.2111 x89095

Kirk Brown

Business Development Manager

519-685-8500 X 89096

Program and Industry Support Team

Thurman Sawyer

Agreements Advisor


Tyler Lougheed

Patent and Market Analyst


Nadine Weedmark

Manager, IP & Administration


Sarah Hutchinson

Program Director


Rebecca Gould

Program Specialist

+1.519.661.2111 x84733

Susan Jacobs

Program Specialist, WE-Empower

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Celine Nanan

Project Coordinator

+1.519.661.2111 x84597

Comms & Support Team

Maria Varon

Manager, Digital Marketing

+1 519-661-3863

Bev Bailey

Administrative Officer


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