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Heather Young - Director, Communications, Mitacs
Christine Gillies, MBA, is the vice-president of marketing at Aware360 and has been leading marketing communications teams and effective campaigns for more than 20 years. Previously, Christine held the position of VP marketing and communications at Mitacs. She currently teaches marketing to entrepreneurs and small business owners and frequently lectures at Haskayne School of Business. Christine has moved from the European Space Agency through several tech start-ups, including Calgary-based SMART Technologies. Christine sits on the Board of Calgary-based non-profit HIV CommunityLink.
Heather Young is a corporate communications director with extensive experience in PR, media relations, and public affairs. Today, she leads the communications team at Mitacs, a not-for-profit organization that fosters growth and innovation in Canada. Previously, she led communications for WorkSafeBC and Special Olympics BC. Heather is the co-founder and ED of the Lights On Fund, a foundation that provides unrestricted grants to charities in Canada.

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