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Ms. Sarah Howe will be joining The Research Institute of St. Joe’s Hamilton as Executive Director Research, effective Oct. 25, 2021.

Sarah is an innovative leader who comes with extensive experience fostering research and innovation in academic and healthcare environments, as well as developing strategic business operations and initiatives.

She comes to St. Joe’s from York University, where she has held a number of progressive leadership positions through the past decade, most recently as Assistant Vice-President, Innovation and Research Partnerships, and previously Director, Innovation York, and Associate Director, Intellectual Property & Research Agreements. Previous to that, Sarah was in the Business Development Office of The Hospital for Sick Children. She is a strong change agent, who has successfully nurtured industry partnerships, launched commercialization projects and developed entrepreneurship enterprises.

Sarah has an MBA in Management of Technology and Innovation from Ryerson University, Ted Rogers School of Management, and Honours BA Psychology from Trent University.

Sarah’s leadership will be an excellent addition to the repertoire of skills and expertise at the Research Institute, all of which will continue to foster a culture of exploration, innovation and inquiry at the Research Institute of St. Joe’s.

The Executive Director (ED) Research is instrumental in collaborating with key stakeholders, including its academic affiliates such as McMaster University and Mohawk College, and research community partners such as Hamilton Health Sciences and member organizations within St. Joseph’s Health System.

The Research Institute of St. Joe's Hamilton is an academic and research community focused on improving the quality of life for our patients and community members, as well as those diagnosed with a diverse range of medical conditions around the world.

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