Who are the panelists ?

B. Mario Pinto
President, NSERC/Président, CRSNG
Dr. Pinto became President of NSERC in November 2014. Since then, he’s led the charge on NSERC 2020 - a plan to boost the dynamic relationship between discovery and innovation, increase diversity and equity in science, strengthen global connectivity, foster a stronger science culture and train the next generation of science and engineering leaders.‎ He champions global connectivity to increase the power of the line of sight by embracing diverse perspectives. Dr. Pinto is also a champion of gender equity and inclusion of the two-spirit community in research and innovation. Dr. Pinto received his B.Sc. and Ph.D. in Chemistry from Queen’s University. He served as Professor, Chair of Chemistry and Vice-President Research at Simon Fraser University and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He was recently elected Chair of the Global Research Council. @NSERC_CRSNG