Dr. Trina Foster, Executive Director at the Ontario Centre for Workforce InnovationNovember 14, 2017
Dr. Trina Foster is the Executive Director at the Ontario Centre for Workforce Innovation (OCWI). With over 10 years of experience, she is a proven leader in the creation, management, and translation of research across a wide range of topics and areas. She has worked in a variety of environments and across sectors to demonstrate how research-based activities can inform and support relevant stakeholder communities. Her past roles all involved developing and leading multifaceted, interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral teams that use research to address complex questions of importance to society.
Prior to joining OCWI, Trina was Director, Research & Global Academy at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) where she provided oversight and leadership to international research networks as well as led the strategic development and operationalization of CIFAR’s activities to support tomorrow’s research leaders.
She serves on the board of, and volunteers with several not for profit organizations and charities; is an active advocate for women in science; and continues to advise and speak on the importance of evidence-informed decision making.