Mission & Vision

DRiVE (Developing Regional health innoVation Ecosystems) is an AGE-WELL funded research group led by Principal Investigators Dr. Josephine McMurray (Wilfrid Laurier University) and Dr. Heidi Sveistrup (University of Ottawa). AGE-WELL is a federally funded Network of Centres of Excellence accelerating innovation and technologies to improve aging.

AGE-WELL recognises that to encourage the flow of ideas from universities to industry we must develop supportive infrastructure. DRiVE will be exploring the processes of technological innovation, adoption, dissemination and commercialization in regional health innovation ecosystems that involve close university-industry-government-civil society linkages. 


Dr. David Wolfe 

Dr. James Conklin

Dr. Ryan D'Arcy

Dr. Don Juzwishin

Highly Qualified Personnel

Research Fellow - Dr. Katherina Kuschel

Research Fellow - Dr. Heather McNeil                                   

Masters Research Assistant -  Crystal Gil Herrera        

Undergraduate Research Assistant - Shreya Shah    

Previous Team Members:

Masters Research Assistant - Samiyyah Somji