Staff Team

Fay Harrison

Fay Harrison

Executive Director

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Fay joined BrainsCAN in September 2016 after project managing the submission. Fay provides leadership to the operational teams and, as a member of the Executive Committee and Collaboration Committee with McGill, ensures that the project objectives are being met. Fay has been with Western since 2014 as the Senior Consultant, Strategic Initiatives in the Research Development Team where she managed the BrainsCAN CFREF submission. Fay is an experienced research manager having previously worked at the Open University in England as the Senior Manager Research Strategy & Planning where, among other strategic projects, she ran the institutional REF 2014 submission.

Ryan Salewski

Ryan Salewski

Project Manager/Metrics Analyst

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Ryan Salewski is BrainsCAN’s Project Manager and Metrics Analyst. He facilitates and coordinates multiple BrainsCAN initiatives, as well as works with BrainsCAN PIs to track the performance and impact of their cognitive neuroscience research and BrainsCAN as a initiative. Ryan has a background in neuroscience having a completed a Master’s (2008) and Ph.D. (2014) from University of Toronto, where he examined immune modulatory therapies for pediatric stroke, and cell-based strategies for neural regeneration following spinal cord injury, respectively. Ryan has been with Western since 2015, having previous been a member of the Research Development team.
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Jon Deeks

Knowledge Mobilization & Impact Manager

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Jon joined BrainsCAN in August 2017 as the Knowledge Mobilization & Impact Manager. He leads the development and implementation of the BrainsCAN Knowledge Mobilization and Impact Strategy to profile and promote BrainsCAN research to partners and end users. Jon joined us from WORLDiscoveries where he was a Business Development Manager working in Engineering and Natural Sciences (ENS) & Social Innovation. Jon brings a wealth of experience to this role having managed a portfolio of direct-to-market technologies and engineering/computer software related technologies.

Hassam Ansari

Communications Officer

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Hassam joined BrainsCAN in September 2017 as the Communications Officer, responsible for supporting the development, implementation and maintenance of the primary BrainsCAN website, social media presence and other related sites. Hassam was previously working with the Central Commmunications team at Western to redevelop key strategic websites. He brings key skills and experience in graphic design, web development and social media strategy to the role.