Facilitating Technology Transfer

An MBA in science and technology helped this Queen's graduate realize she wanted to champion the business side of scientific research

Before working at University Technologies International, I was a part of the Strategic Sourcing Group at Shell Canada (SHC). I was seconded to Albian Sands Energy, an oil sands site in northern Alberta, for which Shell is the operator. I managed the commercial strategy for the site's process chemicals and negotiated the agreements with suppliers. Finding my job at UTI was the result of a focused job search and good timing. I was ready for a new challenge, and had been doing some hard thinking about my next move. I was beginning to feel I had moved too far away from my academic background. I remembered meeting and being impressed by the vice-president of the technology transfer office at Queen's University earlier in my career, and something clicked.

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