Jacob is a post-doc in Biomedical Engineering and an adjunct professor in Mechanical and Materials Engineering. His research interests include novel medical device development and assessment for upper limb orthopaedics. As the co-founder and CEO of ONPoint Medical, Jacob is leading knowledge translation efforts in balance assessment through the commercialization of the Star Balance System.
Simon is a Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Ivey Business School, Western University. His areas of expertise include the economics of entrepreneurship and public policy, and social enterprise. He has published widely in top peer-reviewed academic journals and has authored two dozen case studies on entrepreneurial and corporate venturing start-ups.
Claire is the Director of the Centre for School Mental Health leading a team of multidisciplinary researchers, project managers, postdoctoral associates and graduate students. She conducts research in dating violence and mental health promotion, evaluation of school-based mindfulness social and emotional learning program and development and evaluation of a small group resilience program for newcomers.
Eric J. Arts is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and Executive Director of the ImPaKT Facility at Western. His research includes over 150 publications, which focus on HIV-1 replication, evolution, and virulence as it relates to antiretroviral drug discovery and resistance, transmission, disease progression, immune escape and vaccine development.
Adrian is a Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience and Imaging at Western. He directs the Brain, Mind, and Consciousness program funded by CIFAR and is on the Executive Committee of the CFREF funded initiative BrainsCAN. He has published over 300 peer-reviewed articles and chapters and a best-selling popular science book Into the Gray Zone.
Eric is the Ron and Nancy Clark Professor of Entrepreneurship and the Executive Director of the Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship at Ivey. Eric serves as Special Advisor to the President and Director of Entrepreneurship at Western. Eric’s work has been widely cited by CBC News, The Globe and Mail, Financial Post Magazine and more.