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Dan Wicklum

Dr. Wicklum has 25 years of experience managing research, driving innovation and fostering collaboration in and among industry, government, academia and civil society. He was CEO of Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance, Executive Director of the Canadian Forest Innovation Council, and has served a senior manager at Environment and Climate Change Canada and Natural Resources Canada. His first career was as a professional football player, as a linebacker for the Calgary Stampeders and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League (CFL).