Our Team

WORLDiscoveries® is the Business Development arm of London’s extensive research network and the bridge between local invention and global industry.

Our technology transfer team is responsible for:

  • Identifying, protecting and promoting promising discoveries and technologies generated at Western, Robarts & Lawson;
  • Guiding and assisting inventors in exercising value-added technology development strategy and exploring commercialization funding opportunities;
  • Negotiating and closing licensing deals with industrial partners committed to developing Western, Robarts & Lawson inventions.


Interested in joining our team? Learn about our career opportunities, click here.

Executive Director

Lisa Cechetto

Executive Director


International Operations

Ling Ting

Director, WORLDiscoveries Asia



Amy Dang

Project Coordinator


Engineering and Natural Sciences (ENS) & Social Innovation

Patrick Therrien

Senior Business Development Manager


Tamer Mohamed

Business Development Manager

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Noshin Hashim

Business Development Officer

+1.519.661.2111 x84594

Life Sciences

Souzan Armstrong

Director, Business Development


Kirk Brown

Senior Business Development Manager

+1.519.661.2111 x89096

Colin Macaulay

Business Development Manager

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Patricia Pan

Business Development Manager


Saqib Sachani

Business Development Officer

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Rebecca Gould

Project Coordinator

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Support Services

Nadine Weedmark

Manager, Intellectual Property & Admin


Tyler Lougheed

Patent and Market Analyst

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Thurman Sawyer

Agreements Advisor


Bev Bailey

Administrative Officer


Jordan Flemming

Digital Marketing Manager


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