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Tina McDivitt

Spindle Strategy Corp.

Tina is the President of Spindle, a strategy and communications consultancy focused on the academic and research sector.  She has been working with executives in the Canadian science community as a strategic advisor and planner for over 10 years. She is highly regarded in the community for her ability to translate big picture opportunities into digestible and smart action plans, to bring unlikely partners to the table and to communicate the value of science in a compelling fashion. Prior to her role at Spindle, Tina served as the Director of Strategic Planning and Communications for Ontario Genomics, a genomics-focused not-for-profit research-to-commercialization accelerator. There she led corporate efforts in strategic and resource planning as well as impact assessment and communication. Tina also led the creation of strategic plans and implementation road maps aimed at bolstering Ontario’s genomics research and commercialization capacity. Prior to joining Ontario Genomics, Tina was a Consultant with Shift Health−a health sciences-based management consulting firm−where she focused on business case development, business planning for new ventures and creation of research, corporate, communication and partnership strategies. Tina received her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Waterloo and completed her Ph.D. in molecular mechanisms of infectious disease in the Department of Molecular Genetics at the University of Toronto.