Director, Future Earth Canada Hub
Executive Director, Sustainability in the Digital Age
Éliane Ubalijoro, PhD is the Executive Director of Sustainability in the Digital Age and the Canada Hub of Future Earth. She is a Professor of Practice for Public-Private Sector Partnerships at McGill University’s Institute for the Study of International Development. Éliane is also a Research Professor at Concordia University in the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment. She is a member of Rwanda’s National Science and Technology Council. Éliane is a member of the Impact Advisory Board of the Global Alliance for a Sustainable Planet. She is a member of the Expert Consultation Group on the Post COVID-19 Implications on Collaborative Governance of Genomics Research, Innovation, and Genetic Diversity. Éliane is a member of the African Development Bank’s Expert Global Community of Practice on COVID-19 Response Strategies in Africa. She is a member of the Capitals Coalition Supervisory Board. Eliane is a member of the Global Crop Diversity Trust Executive Board. She has been a final paper advisor through 6 cohorts of the International Masters for Health Leadership pioneered by Professor Henry Mintzberg. Éliane is a member of the Advisory Board of the Earth leadership Program. She is a former member of WWF International’s Board of Trustees. Éliane has been a principal investigator and co-investigator on Gates Grand Challenges Explorations grants in agriculture and health. Prior to going back to Academia, she was a scientific director in a Montreal-based biotechnology company for five years in charge of molecular diagnostic and bioinformatics discovery programs.