At Research Money, we pride ourselves on providing our network of policymakers, researchers, analysts, entrepreneurs and investors with relevant and trustworthy coverage of the science, technology, innovation, and policy (STIP) ecosystem in Canada, with a focus on policies, collaborations and funding. As the go-to source for Canadian STIP news, our qualified team is committed to ensuring that Canadian STO agencies and organizations remain transparent and accountable of their funding decisions. Over the past three decades, our publication has grown and adapted, but our mission has stayed the same: provide education, provoke discussion and promote good decision-making in Canada’s innovation economy.
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Publisher & CEO
Jeffrey Crelinsten is CEO of Research Money Inc. and publisher of Research Money. He is also President and CEO of The Impact Group, a consultancy he co-founded in 1987, specializing in science, technology and innovation policy, communications and education. Jeffrey has been studying challenges facing tech entrepreneurs and the innovation ecosystems that try to support them for over 25 years. He developed the R$ conferences to bring together leaders from the private and public sector to address critical issues around innovation policy and knowledge-based commerce.
Before founding The Impact Group, Jeffrey taught science and human affairs at Concordia University and had an active career as a science documentary writer for radio and television.
Jeffrey is Senior Research Fellow at the Innovation Policy Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. He is a founding director of the International Commercialization Alliance and is a past-President of the Canadian Science Writers Association. Jeffrey has a B.Sc. in physics from McGill University, a M.Sc. in astronomy from University of Toronto and a Ph.D. in history of science and science policy from University of Montreal.
Operations & Project Manager
Josh is an expert at business operations and organisation. With his experience in operations and project management, Josh is here to help Research Money provide unparalleled value to its readers.
Josh has worked for high-tech software companies, both large and small, and has had an interest in Canadian policy that helps drive his work at Research Money.
Josh has a Honours Bachelors of Science in Computational Physics from the University of Ottawa.
A full time freelance writer and editor since 1991, Tim Lougheed has written hundreds of articles for specialized and general publications in Canada as well as internationally. He also edited Canadian Chemical News, a magazine published by the Chemical Institute of Canada, and most recently served as Executive Director of the World Federation of Science Journalists.
He is the past president of the Science Writers and Communicators of Canada, a national organization with more than 500 members across the country. His career began as a reporter with the Windsor Star and the Sault Star, then as a science writer for Queen’s University. He has studied science, history of science, and journalism, earning degrees from the University of Western Ontario, University of Toronto, and Queen’s University.
Roxanne is the administrative officer and provides support and customer service for Research Money subscribers. As the administrative officer Roxanne is interested in speaking with R$ subscribers as well as implementing metric analytics to better understand and improve subscriber experience.
Roxanne has 7+ years of experience in graphic design and digital marketing disciplines and has previously freelanced in both the private and public sector. She considers herself a life-long learner and most recently attended University of Toronto for Introduction to Project Management and Humber College for Marketing Communications.
Roxanne lives in Toronto and her passions include learning percussion instruments and documenting afro-diasporic cultural expressions throughout the Americas.
Karina is a veteran of creating, managing and strategizing digital content to build organizations.
With almost a decade of experience, Karina is dedicated to elevating your experience with Research Money at every touchpoint.
Karina found her passion for marketing while freelancing with small mom-and-pop shops in her teen years. She commenced her corporate career in a large CPG company, before transitioning into the financial sector. After years of achieving milestones in corporate, she decided to go to her roots of consulting companies she has a personal passion for. Since then she had the opportunity to work with over 25 companies in various industries such as construction, medical, health & wellness, mining, and countless others.
Karina graduated from York University with a Business Commerce degree with honours in Marketing.
Social Media Coordinator
Elizabeth is our go-to social media coordinator for all our socials.
After graduating right in the middle of the pandemic of April 2020, Elizabeth decided to dive into social media management & marketing after receiving the opportunity to work with various small businesses.
Elizabeth then went to work with multiple companies in different fields, a few ranging in beauty, construction, mechanic shops, interior design, finance and more!
Elizabeth also started a cupcake business where she makes custom orders for various events during her downtime.
Elizabeth has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from McMaster University.
Lindsay Borthwick has been journalist for more than 15 years, specializing in science, health and the environment. She has worked as an editor at award-winning national magazines in the United States and Canada, including Seed, Best Health and Green Living. She is also a freelance writer and editor, based in Toronto, with extensive experience covering brain research and working with science philanthropies.
She is particularly interested in the role of private funders in supporting basic science research and innovation, and in open science and its impact on science, technology and innovation. From 2007 to 2012, she was a staff member of Open Medicine, an independent, peer-reviewed, open-access Canadian medical journal.
Lindsay has been nominated for a Canadian National Magazine Award and is the recipient of a Canadian Institutes for Health Research Journalism Award. She holds graduate degrees in neuroscience from McGill University in Montreal and in journalism from Ryerson University in Toronto.
Mark Lowey lives in Calgary, Alberta, where he has worked as a professional journalist for 38 years.
He is the publisher and managing editor of EnviroLine, a business publication for western Canada’s environmental business industry. He is also a freelance writer and editor, and the former communications director at the Institute for Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economy at the University of Calgary.
His journalism has garnered numerous awards, including: two Canadian Science Writers’ Association national awards; a Governor General’s Michener citation; the first Alberta Science Technology Foundation award for science journalism; the first Canadian Petroleum Association/Banff Centre national award for environmental reporting; and, most recently, the Engineers Canada 2016 Award of Journalism Excellence in Engineering.
Mark worked at the Calgary Herald for 20 years, where he became a senior reporter. He is a member and former president of the Canadian Science Writers’ Association and a member of the Writers’ Guild of Alberta.
Monte Stewart is a Vancouver-based journalist. During his career, he has written about research, business, sports, and general news on a staff and freelance basis for print publications, wire services and websites. His articles have been published by such diverse media outlets as Research Money, The Canadian Press, The Associated Press, The Calgary Herald, The Toronto Star, The Grande Prairie Daily Herald-Tribune, The Prince Rupert Daily News, The Salt Lake Tribune, The San Jose Mercury-News, Profit Magazine, The Daily Oil Bulletin and New Technology Magazine. He has also provided editorial services to companies, such as Avison Young; authored and published books; and taught college and university courses on journalism, writing, self-publishing and Internet basics.
Leah Geller is a writer and editor with more than 20 years of experience. With a B.Sc. from McGill, she specializes in translating technical and scientific information into content for a general audience. She is particularly interested in the fields of public health, medicine, climate change and the environment.
Leah has written on behalf of health care executives, cabinet ministers and Canada’s Chief Science Advisor. Recent clients include uOttawa, the University of Manitoba and the Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC). She has also been a regular contributor to Canadian Nurse and Research Perspectives magazines.
Before launching her writing career, Leah worked in clinical research at The Douglas Research Centre in Montreal. Today, she helps people working in science, health, research and engineering improve their writing skills through her online writing course and coaching program.
Cindy Graham works in Ottawa as a professional writer and is the editor of Research Money’s The Short Report. With roots in Nova Scotia, she obtained a political science degree from Dalhousie University and then spent many of her adult years living in Japan, where she taught English and provided content for an English language newspaper while living in Tokyo and Kamakura. After returning to Canada with her husband and two sons in 2006, she earned a professional writing degree from Algonquin College and began writing for several organizations including The Vanier Institute of the Family, Population Institute Canada, and Bowda Creative Communications.
Cindy’s foray into Canada’s science, technology and innovation sector began in 2016 when she worked with Research Money Senior Correspondent and President of Dovercourt Editorial Services, Debbie Lawes, to write synthesis reports for the Canadian Science Policy Conference. She is particularly interested in the role of science-based organizations in communicating science clearly and accurately, and strives to use plain language to convey meaning to the general public.
Elona was born in France and grew up on a farm near Calgary where she became intimately familiar with the enormous needs of energy for agriculture, and later for all facets of society.
Elona holds a Master’s Degree in Literature, earned while working as a security guard on night shift in a construction yard. She taught
English communication at all levels, ranging from young ESL students to post-secondary tutoring for
pronunciation and rhetoric. Her particular enthusiasm lies with helping writers express their ideas clearly and in the most impactful way.
Elona welcomes your ideas for the Opinion Leaders page and looks
forward to hearing from you.
Debbie Lawes has worked in Ottawa as a journalist and editor for more than 30 years. She has held senior editorial positions with several publications, including Research Money, Canadian Innovation News and Tech Media Reports (rebranded The Wire Report). Prior to co-founding Dovercourt Editorial Services with Mark Henderson in 2001, Debbie was Publisher and Managing Editor at Decima Publishing and Managing Editor at Evert Communications. Through Dovercourt Editorial Services, Debbie has also written extensively for several science-based departments and agencies, not-for-profits and the private sector. Recent clients have included the Networks of Centres of Excellence, National Research Council, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Mental Health Commission of Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Canadian Science Policy Conference, International Development Research Centre, Baylis Medical and Research Infosource.
Mark was Managing Editor of Research Money from 1994 to 2018. He has written extensively on research and innovation policy and funding issues since 1994. As the Editor of RE$EARCH MONEY, he interviewed hundreds of industry executives, senior government officials, research managers and other leaders in Canada’s science, technology and innovation communities. Mark has worked as a journalist and editor for several publications over the past 35 years, including “Network Letter, Report on Wireless”, “Canadian Communications Reports”, “The Electronics Communicator” and “The Ottawa Citizen”. He resides in Ottawa and is an avid music and film aficionado.
Paul Dufour is Principal of PaulicyWorks, a science and technology policy consulting firm based in Gatineau, Québec. He is a Fellow and Adjunct Professor with the Institute for Science, Society and Policy at the University of Ottawa. In addition, he is a Board member of the Science and Policy Exchange based in Montréal and is Investment Committee Member of Grand Challenges Canada.
Mr Dufour served as interim executive director of the Office of the National Science Adviser to the Government of Canada. With over 30 years experience in policy advice, he was with the International Development Research Centre as well as Ministerial Assistant to Canada’s Secretary of State for Science, Research and Development; senior analyst with Industry Canada; and international S&T relations’ adviser with the Secretariat to the Prime Minister’s Advisory Council on Science and Technology. Mr Dufour was also research advisor for the Science Council of Canada.
Peter has been Executive Director of THECIS since 2001. THECIS is a not for profit research company that specializes in innovation research. THECIS carries out three main activities: research projects for clients relating to innovation; it organizes events such as breakfast meetings, workshops and InnoWest, the western Canadian innovation conference, to promote networking in the innovation community; and it educates graduate students in science, engineering in medicine about the fundamentals of innovation and the basics of starting a business.
Before this he had a diversified career in the chemical industry in Canada, holding positions as research chemist, market development specialist, technical manager, new products application manager, business development manager and head of strategy and planning. In these roles he was a practitioner of innovation and led numerous new product introductions to North American markets.
Peter has a PhD in chemistry from the University of London and an MBA from IMI [now IMD] in Geneva Switzerland.