Our Challenge Team

The Challenges team at the IIU was established in 2017, and has been working with federal organizations across the Government of Canada (GC) to develop and launch Challenges ever since.

Today, our team is composed of a central team of analysts housed in the Privy Council Office and several Challenge Prize Fellows who are embedded within line departments, helping to build capacity and support ongoing projects.

David Donovan

Senior Lead, Policy and Innovative Finance

Julie Greene

Senior Lead, Capacity and Partnerships

Dr. Michael Haber

Senior Lead, Public Engagement

Laura Portal Avelar

Senior Advisor

Nolan D'Souza

Challenge Prize Fellow, Public Health Agency of Canada

Vivian Harbers

Challenge Prize Fellow, Canadian Space Agency

Meghan MacDonald

Challenge Prize Fellow, Canadian Space Agency

Deena Newaz

Challenge Prize Fellow, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada