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A Fond Farewell to Bev Bailey: Celebrating a Decade of Dedication at WORLDiscoveries

on November 30, 2023

By Maria Varon, WORLDiscoveries

As the new year dawns, we embrace a season of change in the world around us and within WORLDiscoveries as we prepare for a significant transition. We bid a fond farewell to Bev Bailey, our esteemed Administrative Officer, as she embarks on the well-deserved journey of retirement after a remarkable decade of service.

Bev joined the WORLDiscoveries team in December 2013, bringing a rich tapestry of experience in administration, finance, and human resources. Over the years, her role evolved beyond the confines of her job description, making her an indispensable part of the WORLDiscoveries team.

“Bev has been the heart and soul of our office. Her dedication and warmth made WORLDiscoveries not just a workplace, but a community,” Nadine Weedmark, IP, and Administration manager, reflects. Her approachable nature and unwavering support have been a cornerstone of our office culture, fostering a sense of belonging and teamwork.

Souzan Armstrong, the Executive Director of WORLDiscoveries, speaks highly of Bev’s contributions: “Working alongside Bev has been an absolute privilege. Her professionalism and kindness have left an indelible mark on all of us. Her ability to manage complex tasks with a smile has been inspiring.”

Bev’s journey at WORLDiscoveries is dotted with numerous achievements. Her expertise in streamlining administrative processes and her knack for problem-solving have significantly enhanced our operational efficiency. “During the pandemic, our team’s resilience and adaptability were remarkable. We found new ways to collaborate and keep our spirits high,” Bev says, praising the team’s adaptability and unity.

As we bid Bev farewell, we celebrate her past contributions and her lasting impact on our future. “Her ten years at WORLDiscoveries have been a testament to her unwavering commitment and exceptional leadership,” Souzan adds. Bev’s legacy is of excellence, compassion, and an unrelenting pursuit of innovation and growth.

In retirement, Bev looks forward to embracing new adventures. “I plan to spend my retirement travelling, enjoying the great outdoors, and making precious memories with my two boys, husband, and dog. I’m also excited about my trips with my sister and niece. It’s time to explore and cherish every moment,” shares Bev, with a twinkle in her eye that speaks of future adventures.

We wish Bev a retirement journey filled with the same joy and fulfillment she brought to our team. Her dedication, mentorship, and friendship will be dearly missed, but her influence will continue to resonate within the halls of WORLDiscoveries.

Thank you, Bev, for a decade of remarkable service, laughter, lessons, and unwavering support. You will be greatly missed, but your legacy will forever be a part of our story.

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Meet Our Team: Dr. Tristan Harrison – A Visionary Leader Driving Business Growth

on June 12, 2023

By: Maria Varon, WORLDiscoveries

Dr. Tristan Harrison is a Business Development Manager at WORLDiscoveries, bringing a diverse background and over 10 years of experience in R&D. WORLDiscoveries is a Technology Transfer and Business Development organization that acts as a vital link between academic research and industry. Their mission is to facilitate the commercialization of innovative ideas and inventions by providing comprehensive support in patenting, market analysis, business development, and licensing through their extensive network and industry partnerships.

Embracing Growth and Driving Innovation
Dr. Harrison has a Ph.D. in Materials Chemistry from Western University and has a unique blend of technical expertise and business acumen. Driven by a passion for commercialization, he excels in bridging the gap between academia and industry, fostering collaborations and strategic partnerships.

“As a trained scientist and a researcher, and relatively new to technology transfer, marketing new research coming from the University has been the biggest learning curve,” says Dr. Harrison, highlighting his continuous pursuit of learning and growth. “I truly enjoy learning about innovative research,” he adds, emphasizing his enthusiasm for discovering new ideas and applications.

A Natural Connector and Strategic Mind
As an inspiring leader, Dr. Harrison empowers individuals to leverage their strengths and unlock their potential. His primary focus is commercializing engineering and science-related research, guiding innovators through patenting, marketing efforts, and industry partnerships. As well as facilitating the development of application-specific market products through experimentation and trials.

“I have a soft spot for research,” Dr. Harrison admits. “However, I enjoy creating these partnerships and discovering the work needed to commercialize an invention.” This quote reflects his passion for research and collaboration, showcasing his dedication to driving innovation and creating mutually beneficial outcomes.

“I enjoy creating partnerships between academia and industry and helping commercialize research.”

Dr. Tristan Harrison

By exploring alternative applications and creating partnerships, he helps researchers find new avenues for their work.

Dr. Tristan Harrison’s leadership qualities and dedication to driving business growth make him an invaluable asset to the WORLDiscoveries team. His ability to bridge the gap between academia and industry to foster collaborations reflects his dedication to driving innovation and creating impactful outcomes. Dr. Harrison’s contributions to our team are instrumental in shaping a thriving and prosperous future for WORLDiscoveries.

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