Building Community

2022 Annual Report

WORLDiscoveries® is a leading commercialization centre that harnesses partnerships between communities in academia, commerce, research, business, institutions and the greater community. We work with an impressive team of collaborators in the public and private sectors. Our collaborators are local and international and are committed to transferring innovative research products and services to the community for the benefit of all.


Quick Facts for the 2022 Fiscal Year

19 patents issued

47 active spin-off companies

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35 license agreements

$465 thousand in commercialization grants

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$7.87 million in revenue

48 disclosures

240 active licenses

$5.79 million distributed to researchers


Our Team

Executive Director

Souzan Armstrong
Executive Director

International Operations

Ling Ting
Director, WORLDiscoveries Asia

Ruby Zhao
Business Development Manager

Betsy Kuai
Director, China Operations

Karinna Yu 
Business Development Officer

Engineering and Natural Sciences

Tristan Harrison
Business Development Manager

Noshin Hashim
Business Development Officer

Life Sciences

Kirk Brown
Senior Business Development Manager

Colin Macaulay
Business Development Manager

Saqib Sachani
Business Development Manager

Support Services

Bev Bailey
Administrative Officer

Tyler Lougheed
Patent and Market Analyst

Nadine Weedmark
Manager, Intellectual Property & Admin

Thurman Sawyer
Agreements Advisor

Jordan Flemming
Digital Marketing Manager

Rebecca Gould
Project Coordinator

Board of Directors

David Muir, Chair
Western University

David Litchfield
Western University

David Hill
Lawson Health Research Institute


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