Shannon is the co-Lead of the Climate Venture Studio at the University of British Columbia, working to accelerate the translation of climate solutions research to impact. Previously, Shannon was the global Director of Innovation for the environmental consultancy Hemmera and parent engineering firm Ausenco. She developed and launched a global corporate Innovation Program for >2000 staff to undertake industrial-academic-government R&D collaborations to develop and commercialize new science and engineering services to solve sustainability issues. She oversaw a Board directed innovation incubator to invest in applying new technologies and approaches, including AI, automation, data analytics, clean tech, VR/AR & digital solutions, biological and genomic tools to reduce the environmental footprint of industry activities. Formerly, Shannon was a professor of Environmental Science at Dalhousie University, Director of the Marine Ecotoxicology Laboratory and co-winner of the Senate Environmental Award. She is a graduate of Stanford University (BS, Biological Sciences), Université de Nantes (DU, Marine Biochem & Biotechn), MIT and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (PhD, Biological Oceanography).
Dr. Shannon Bard
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