July 5, 2012
Alan Winter was appointed President and CEO of Genome British Columbia in December 2001. Genome BC is a not-for-profit research organization established in Vancouver to enable British Columbia to become a world leader in selected areas of genomics research and development and to develop a vibrant life sciences cluster in the province. In 2007, Dr. Winter received a Leadership Award from LifeSciences BC.
Dr. Winter has wide-ranging experience at senior levels in the technology industry and in government over the past 25 years, including such roles as the President of the ComDev Space Group in Ontario, and the President and CEO of MPR Teltech in Vancouver. During his tenure as President of MPR Teltech, six companies were spun out of MPR, including PMC-Sierra and Sierra Wireless. Prior to MPR, Dr. Winter worked for Telesat Canada and the federal Communications Research Centre in Ottawa.
Dr. Winter is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and of the Canadian Astronautics and Space Institute where he received the inaugural Alouette Award. He is a Director of three technology companies in Canada and the BC Innovation Council. He served as Chair of the Board of the Communications Research Centre, Deputy Chair of the Council of Science and Technology Advisors (CSTA), a member of the BC Premier’s Council on Science and Technology, a founding Director of CANARIE, and Chair of PRECARN Associates.
Dr. Winter received his PhD from Queen’s University, Kingston, and is recipient of the inaugural alumni Legacy of Achievement award.