Our Team

OUR TEAM

Ken Doyle

Executive Director
As Executive Director of the Tech Access Network, Ken is responsible for providing service to the Network and developing and executing its operational plan, including ensuring key deliverables for the Network are met and effectively reported, and representing the Network to industry associations, the federal government and the general public.

Marie-Josée Lavoie

Director of External Relations
As Director, External Relations of the TACCAT Network, Marie-Josée is responsible for providing service to the Network and working with the membership to develop and execute various projects, including the sharing of best practices and planning of professional development workshops. Marie-Josée also represent the Network to industry associations, the federal government and the general public.

Natasha Saumure

Administrative Assistant
My goal is to acquire a position that would help me gain valuable experience and growth. I have experience in customer service and working with the general public. I am willing to learn. Through my education I have gained skills in creating effective and attractive presentation slides, taking initiative, working with teams and independently.

ADVISORY BOARD

Tech-Access Canada is governed by an Advisory Board, made up of representatives elected from the Tech-Access Members. The Advisory Board is responsible for setting and adjusting the objectives for the Tech-Access Canada network, and approving reports on activities to be provided to NSERC.

David Berthiaume

Executive Director, OLEOTEK, Thetford Mines, QC (Chair)

Nathalie Méthot

Manager, Office of Applied Research and Innovation, La Cité, Ottawa, ON (Vice-Chair)

Tammy Wall

Operations Manager, Canada's Smartest Kitchen, Charlottetown, PEI

Nancy Déziel

Executive Director, CNETE, Shawinigan, QC

Dawn Davidson

Associate Vice President (Acting), Research and Innovation, George Brown College, Toronto, ON

Marc Nantel

Associate Vice-President, Research & Innovation, Niagara College, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

Ray Hoemsen

Executive Director, Research Partnerships & Innovation, Red River College, Winnipeg, MB

Jamie Van Denbossche

Manager, Camosun Innovates, Camosun College, Victoria, BC

Christine Trauttmansdorff

Vice President, Government Relations and Canadian Partnerships, Colleges and Institutes Canada, Ottawa, ON (Observer)

Marie Thibault

Deputy Director (Acting), Colleges and Community Innovation Program, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, ON (Observer)

Jack Deyirmendjian

Director (Acting), Colleges and Community Innovation Program, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, ON (Observer)

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Canada’s Innovation Intermediaries

Canada’s 30 Technology Access Centres (TACs) are specialized applied research & development centres affiliated with publicly-funded colleges and Cégeps. Each TAC primarily serves a specific geographic area, with a focus on strengthening the industrial sector of significance to that region.

These demand-driven centres, from BC to PEI, help Canadian businesses – especially Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) – get their products, processes and services market-ready by conducting applied research and development projects focused on company problems…. Read more

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