Innovation and Entrepreneurship Management Committee

The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Management Committee (IEMC) at Dalhousie helps coordinate the innovation and entrepreneurship activities and programs to create the best experiences for students, faculty and ventures.  By supporting the work of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Steering Committee, the IEMC helps our innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem continue to develop and grow. Members also work collaboratively on potential new programs and explore opportunities to make a positive impact and create value through innovation – whether social, economic, environmental, health, creative, or other – and is a diverse and inclusive approach to innovation and entrepreneurship.

The committee also aims to provide opportunities for students and faculty to pursue transformative, high-impact innovation to meet the challenges of our times.  It includes the leadership (Directors and Managers) for Dalhousie’s innovation and entrepreneurship programming ( Sandboxes, LaunchDal, Emera ideaHUB and CDL-Atlantic), and is chaired by the Executive Director, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Members include:

Jeff Larsen, Chair

Dr. Aaron Newman, Surge

Akram Al-Otumi, ShiftKey Labs

Dr. Holly Pharoah, idea Sandbox

Jason Grant, Cultiv8

Dr. Jenny Baechler, World’s Challenge Challenge

Spencer Giffin, Norman Newman Centre for Entrepreneurship

Dr. Clifton Johnston, Emera ideaHUB

Ben Goldberg, CDL-Atlantic

Leslie McNabb, CDL-Atlantic