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.

Julie Greene

Senior Lead, Capacity and Partnerships

David Donovan

Senior Lead, Policy and Innovative Finance

Brad Andrews

Challenge Prize Fellow, Canadian Space Agency

Andrea Colasanti

Junior Research and Policy Analyst

Clélia Cothier

Challenge Prize Fellow, Canadian Space Agency

Annamarie Grant

Junior Research and Policy Analyst

Mohamed Yassine

Challenge Prize Fellow, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada