[Applications for Lab2Market Launch and Collide Launch are now open!](https://dalinnovates.ca/news/applications-open-now-for-2024-launch-summer-accelerators/)
[Applications for Lab2Market Launch and Collide Launch are now open!](https://dalinnovates.ca/news/applications-open-now-for-2024-launch-summer-accelerators/)
[Upcoming event: Making Connections 101 by Sally Ng on Mar 1, 2024](https://dalinnovates.ca/event/making-connections-101-by-sally-ng/)
[Upcoming event: Making Connections 101 by Sally Ng on Mar 1, 2024](https://dalinnovates.ca/event/making-connections-101-by-sally-ng/)
[Upcoming event: Celebrating Post-Secondary Entrepreneurship in Halifax on Mar 13, 2024](https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/celebrating-post-secondary-entrepreneurship-in-halifax-tickets-836331739747?aff=ebdsoporgprofile)
[Upcoming event: Celebrating Post-Secondary Entrepreneurship in Halifax on Mar 13, 2024](https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/celebrating-post-secondary-entrepreneurship-in-halifax-tickets-836331739747?aff=ebdsoporgprofile)

A hub for world-leading research, innovation and entrepreneurship

Dal Innovates provides opportunities for students and faculty at Dalhousie University to explore and experience innovation and entrepreneurship and develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to translate new ideas into innovations. We empower you to be the best innovators, creators and entrepreneurs and make an impact on local and global challenges.

Get with the flow

The flow of the Dal Innovates programming follows a logical sequence which can lead students and researchers through a path to innovation and entrepreneurship, recognizing that the actual path students and researchers follow is unique for each venture.

Dal Innovates is made possible by the involvement of committed champions of innovation across the university to provide strategic guidance to ensure coordination and best use of resources.

Members

  • Alice Aiken (Chair), Vice President Research and Innovation
  • Chris Moore, Dean, Faculty of Science and Associate Vice President Academic
  • David Gray, Dean, Faculty of Agriculture
  • Stephen Hartlen, Assistant Vice President of Industry Relations, Office of Commercialization and Industry Engagement
  • Matt Hebb, Assistant Vice President, Government Relations
  • Vivian Howard, Associate Vice President Academic
  • Brenda Merritt, Dean, Faculty of Health
  • Jeff Larsen, Assistant Vice-President, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Dalhousie
  • Ian Nason, Vice President Finance and Administration
  • John Newhook, Dean, Faculty of Engineering
  • Andrew Rau-Chaplin, Dean, Faculty of Computer Science
  • Chuck Macdonald, Dean, Faculty of Science

Dal Innovates Team

CREATIVE DESTRUCTION LAB, DAL INNOVATES, MINDFRAME CONNECT

Jeff Larsen (He/Him)

Assistant Vice President Innovation & Entrepreneurship
innovate@dal.ca
Get in touch with me about: Operations, partnerships and donor relations
DAL INNOVATES

Spencer Giffin (He/Him)

Director of the Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship
innovate@dal.ca
Get in touch with me about: Operations, partnerships and donor relations
DAL INNOVATES

Nasil Nam (She/Her)

Associate Director
nasil.nam@dal.ca
Get in touch with me about: Operations, Dal Innovates programs, and partnerships
DAL INNOVATES

Mike Carew (He/Him)

Program Manager
mwcarew@dal.ca
Get in touch with me about: the Lab2Market Validate and Lab2Market Discover programs
DAL INNOVATES

Emily Neil (She/Her)

Project Manager
emily.neil@dal.ca
Get in touch with me about: Dal Innovates communications, program recruitment and partnerships
CREATIVE DESTRUCTION LAB, DAL INNOVATES

Emeka Ogbonna (He/Him)

Financial Analyst
ch587757@dal.ca
Get in touch with me about: Program funding, and administration
DAL INNOVATES

George Wu (He/Him)

Program Manager
innovate@dal.ca
Get in touch with me about: L2M Launch & Collide
CREATIVE DESTRUCTION LAB, DAL INNOVATES

Jennifer Oxenham (She/Her)

Financial Manager
jennifer.oxenham@dal.ca
Get in touch with me about: Program funding, and administration
DAL INNOVATES

Schnell D’Souza (He/Him)

Health Manager
schnell.dsouza@dal.ca
Get in touch with me about: Health-focused ventures, partnerships & CABHI investments
DAL INNOVATES

Shivani Madhavan (She/Her)

Project Coordinator
innovate@dal.ca
Get in touch with me about: Social media, website and lab crawls
DAL INNOVATES

Jordan Banyan (He/Him)

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Accessibility Project Manager
jordan.banyan@dal.ca
Get in touch with me about: Collide Discover - Social Innovation and ED&I projects
DAL INNOVATES

Haylee Chubb (She/Her)

Project Management & Marketing Assistant
innovate@dal.ca

Mindframe Connect Team

CREATIVE DESTRUCTION LAB, DAL INNOVATES, MINDFRAME CONNECT

Jeff Larsen (He/Him)

Assistant Vice President Innovation & Entrepreneurship
innovate@dal.ca
Get in touch with me about: Operations, partnerships and donor relations
MINDFRAME CONNECT

Meghann Coleman (She/Her)

Director, MindFrame Connect
innovate@dal.ca
Get in touch with me about: Operations, partnerships and donor relations
MINDFRAME CONNECT

Erin Wynn (She/Her)

Manager of Education & Evaluation, MindFrame Connect
innovate@dal.ca
Get in touch with me about: Learning design and experiential programming
MINDFRAME CONNECT

Natalie McMullin (She/Her)

Manager, Communications
innovate@dal.ca
Get in touch with me about: I-Inc & MindFrame Connect Communications and Marketing
MINDFRAME CONNECT

Isaac Cook (They/Him)

Ecosystem Manager
innovate@dal.ca
Get in touch with me about: Events, and partnerships

Creative Destruction Lab Team

CREATIVE DESTRUCTION LAB, DAL INNOVATES, MINDFRAME CONNECT

Jeff Larsen (He/Him)

Assistant Vice President Innovation & Entrepreneurship
innovate@dal.ca
Get in touch with me about: Operations, partnerships and donor relations
CREATIVE DESTRUCTION LAB

Louis Beaubien

Site Academic Lead
info@creativedestructionlab.com
CREATIVE DESTRUCTION LAB

Leslie McNabb-Kyritsis

Director
info@creativedestructionlab.com
CREATIVE DESTRUCTION LAB

Andrea Heyer

Associate Director, Programming
info@creativedestructionlab.com
CREATIVE DESTRUCTION LAB

Eric Siegel

Executive in Residence - Oceans
info@creativedestructionlab.com
CREATIVE DESTRUCTION LAB

Hope Scheller

Venture Manager
info@creativedestructionlab.com
CREATIVE DESTRUCTION LAB

Kyle Woods

Venture Manager
info@creativedestructionlab.com
CREATIVE DESTRUCTION LAB

Ben Fabello

Venture Analyst
info@creativedestructionlab.com
CREATIVE DESTRUCTION LAB

Michael Allain

Venture Analyst
info@creativedestructionlab.com
CREATIVE DESTRUCTION LAB

Natalia Gomez

Venture Analyst
info@creativedestructionlab.com
CREATIVE DESTRUCTION LAB

Ricardo Cancino

Program Coordinator
info@creativedestructionlab.com
CREATIVE DESTRUCTION LAB, DAL INNOVATES

Emeka Ogbonna (He/Him)

Financial Analyst
ch587757@dal.ca
Get in touch with me about: Program funding, and administration
CREATIVE DESTRUCTION LAB, DAL INNOVATES

Jennifer Oxenham (She/Her)

Financial Manager
jennifer.oxenham@dal.ca
Get in touch with me about: Program funding, and administration

Dalboxes Team

SHIFTKEY LABS

Emily Fenton (She/Her)

ShiftKey Labs Manager
info@shiftkeylabs.ca
PULSE

Seb Green (He/Him)

Pulse | Health Innovation
info@pulseinnovation.ca
SURGE

Aaron Newman (He/Him)

Surge DalBox Director
surge@dal.ca
SURGE

Ernest Ng (He/Him)

Surge DalBox Manager
surge@dal.ca
EMERA IDEAHUB, IDEA

Dr. Clif Johnston (He/Him)

Academic Director, Emera ideaHUB & IDEA DalBox, NSERC Chair in Design Engineering
gear@dal.ca
CULTIV8

Jason Grant (He/Him)

Cultiv8 DalBox Manager

Emera IdeaHub Team

EMERA IDEAHUB

Erin O’Keefe Graham (She/Her)

Director, Emera ideaHUB
ideahub@dal.ca
EMERA IDEAHUB, IDEA

Dr. Clif Johnston (He/Him)

Academic Director, Emera ideaHUB & IDEA DalBox, NSERC Chair in Design Engineering
gear@dal.ca
EMERA IDEAHUB

Barrinique Griffin (She/Her)

Program Manager
hubprograms@dal.ca
EMERA IDEAHUB

Megan LeBlanc (She/Her)

Marketing Manager
ideahub@dal.ca
EMERA IDEAHUB

Graham Muirhead (He/Him)

Engineering Lead
hubstaff@dal.ca