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Louise Desjardins, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the Telfer School of Management previously consulted for a number of health and science not-for-profit organizations including member-based associations.
Earlier in her career, she was the Executive Director for the Canadian Council on Animal Care, and gained extensive experience serving the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Medical Research Council of Canada for 13 years in progressive senior management positions. She also served the Government of Canada as team lead for key projects resulting in the Royal Assent of the CIHR Act. She supported and represented many of these public and private sector organizations on over 50 national and international boards and committees.
Dr. Desjardins received a B.Sc. Honours from Dalhousie University, an M.Sc. from the University of Guelph, an MBA from the University of Ottawa and a Ph.D. from the University of Western Ontario. She is the recipient of numerous academic and professional awards.