Industry Canada

Industry Canada

June 29, 2015 15:14 ET

Lynda Brown-Ganzert and Prem Singhmar Appointed as Directors of the Canada Foundation for Innovation

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 29, 2015) - Industry Canada

Industry Minister James Moore, along with the Minister of State (Science and Technology) Ed Holder, today announced the appointment of Lynda Brown-Ganzert and Prem Singhmar as Directors of the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), effective June 18, 2015.

Ms. Lynda Brown-Ganzert is the founder and CEO of Curatio, the world's first social health prescription. She is widely regarded as a digital media expert and has played an active role in growing the sector across Canada.
Mr. Singhmar is President of Singhmar Developments Inc., AUM Hotel Group Inc. and Singhmar Acres Ltd.

Created by the Government of Canada in 1997, the CFI strives to build Canada's capacity to undertake world-class research and technology development that helps create jobs and grow the Canadian economy.

Quick fact

  • Ms. Lynda Brown-Ganzert has won numerous awards as an entrepreneur including Top 40 Under 40, Novartis Health 2.0 Global Challenge and Metabridge 2015. She has served on numerous boards and was most recently recognized as Chair Emerita as Simon Fraser University, where she had previously graduated with a Master of Education and a Bachelor of Arts (Communications).
  • Mr. Prem Singhmar has a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the Government Medical College in Srinagar, India, and a Master of Surgery from the Ophthalmology Medical College in Rohtak, India. After immigrating to Canada in 1985, he became a farmer now operating more than 20,000 acres and a real estate developer. A strong community supporter, Mr. Singhmar has given generously to the University of Alberta to and the Art Gallery of Alberta. He has extensive board experience as a member of the Judicial Council of Alberta, the Board of Governors of Concordia University College in Edmonton and as Trustee on the Alberta Cancer Foundation.

Quotes

"I would like to welcome Lynda Brown-Ganzert and Prem Singhmar in their new role as Directors of the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). Their experience and leadership are a welcome addition to the CFI as our government continues to make investments that support Canada's leading-edge research and innovation."

- James Moore, Minister of Industry

"I welcome the appointment of Lynda Brown-Ganzert and Prem Singhmar as Directors of the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). They bring knowledge and expertise to the table, and their unique perspectives will contribute to the CFI's ability to attract and retain the world's top talent, to train the next generation of researchers, to support private sector innovation and to create high-quality jobs that strengthen the economy and improve the quality of life for all Canadians."

- Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology)

Associated link

- Canada Foundation for Innovation

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Contact Information

  • Jake Enwright
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Industry
    343-291-2500

    Scott French
    Director of Communications and Parliamentary Affairs
    Office of the Minister of State (Science and Technology)
    343-291-2700

    Media Relations
    Industry Canada
    343-291-1777
    media-relations@ic.gc.ca