Innovation Hub

Director, Partnerships and Innovation

  • Loren Oschipok

    Dr. Loren Oschipok is the Director of the Partnerships, Knowledge Mobilization and Innovation office at the University of Manitoba, where he plays a key role in identifying and evaluating early-stage technologies and helping launch academic innovations out of the University environment. With a Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia (UBC) where his thesis focused on nervous system regeneration after traumatic injuries, Loren brings to the table 25 years of experience as both an academic researcher and technology transfer specialist.  An authentic communicator and project manager, his career is marked by a passion for bridging the gap between academic innovations and their practical applications in our communities.


  • Loren Oschipok

Technology Transfer Specialists

  • Andrew Tse

    Andrew received his Ph.D from the University of Western Ontario specializing in nanotechnology and biotechnology. He did his postdoc at the University of Manitoba with the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba researching prenatal diagnostics and transplacental drug delivery. He has extensive experience in technology assessment from working with an incubator and business development from the national non-profit organization Futurpreneur and from managing a core research platform. Andrew brings a passion for moving and transforming innovations into practical applications.


  • Jody Dexter

    Jody received her Ph.D. from the University of Alberta specializing in the environmental impacts of genetically modified crops, gene flow via pollen and seeds, weed science and agronomy. Since graduation, Jody has extensively worked in the areas of microbiology, oncology, and pharmaceuticals as a Project Manager at Genome Prairie and as a Business Development Associate at Cangene Corporation.


  • Robert Werbowesky

    Robert trained as an educator and analytical chemist, and spent four years in the pharmaceutical industry as a chemist before returning to U of M to complete his Masters in Business Administration. He then spent eleven years at the National Research Council in both technology transfer and business analyst roles. In addition to his experience with medical devices, Robert brings a passion for learning and a broad understanding of technical business intelligence.

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Partnerships and Innovation
Room 410-100 Innovation Drive
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 6G2 Canada

(204) 299-6193