R$ Team

Jeffrey Crelinsten

Publisher & CEO

Jeffrey Crelinsten is CEO of Research Money Inc. and publisher of RE$EARCH MONEY. He is also President and CEO of The Impact Group, a consultancy he co-founded in 1987, specializing in science, technology and innovation policy, communications and education. Jeffrey has been studying challenges facing tech entrepreneurs and the innovation ecosystems that try to support them for over 25 years. He developed the R$ conferences to bring together leaders from the private and public sector to address critical issues around innovation policy and knowledge-based commerce.

Before founding The Impact Group, Jeffrey taught science and human affairs at Concordia University and had an active career as a science documentary writer for radio and television.

Jeffrey is Senior Research Fellow at the Innovation Policy Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. He is a founding director of the International Commercialization Alliance and is a past-President of the Canadian Science Writers Association. Jeffrey has a B.Sc. in physics from McGill University, a M.Sc. in astronomy from University of Toronto and a Ph.D. in history of science and science policy from University of Montreal.

Veronica Silva Cusi

Managing Editor

Veronica is a multimedia journalist with more than two decades of experience, specializing in business and technology journalism. She has written articles for and edited newspapers, magazines and websites in Canada, Philippines and Singapore. In broadcast media, she has worked as a TV reporter, video journalist, video editor and copy editor.

She started her journalism career as a reporter for BusinessWorld, the Philippines’ leading business newspaper and a pioneer in online journalism. She held several different senior editorial positions before moving to Singapore to work as an editor and, finally, migrating to Canada in 2010.

For her technology and business reporting, Veronica has earned multiple awards and distinctions, and her stories have been featured on websites and TV broadcasts around the world.

Veronica holds a master’s degree in journalism from Ryerson University, where she was a recipient of the Seymour Schulich Graduate Scholarship in Financial Journalism. She also holds a master’s degree in communication research from the University of the Philippines, where she also taught journalism and communication courses for 14 years.

Rebecca Melville

Chief Operating Officer

Rebecca oversees the day-to-day running of the company. It’s exciting to be part of such an adaptive organization and she is constantly on the lookout for the next innovation.

Rebecca has worked extensively in the non-profit and private sector, and brings expertise in program and organizational management, communications and design, and event planning to the company. Her interest lies in engaging communities through facilitated discussion, in finding novel ways of solving problems old and new, and in the continuing importance of transformative learning for people of all ages and backgrounds. She likes getting people together to talk about the issues that matter to them. She brings these passions to the R$ newsletter and events.

Rebecca holds an MA in Adult Education and Community Development, with a collaborative degree in Comparative, International and Development Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (University of Toronto), as well as a BA in Honours Psychology from the University of Guelph.

Mark Henderson

Senior Correspondent

Mark was Managing Editor of RE$EARCH MONEY from 1994 to 2018. He has written extensively on research and innovation policy and funding issues since 1994. As the Editor of RE$EARCH MONEY, he interviewed hundreds of industry executives, senior government officials, research managers and other leaders in Canada’s science, technology and innovation communities. Mark has worked as a journalist and editor for several publications over the past 35 years, including “Network Letter, Report on Wireless”, “Canadian Communications Reports”, “The Electronics Communicator” and “The Ottawa Citizen”. He resides in Ottawa and is an avid music and film aficionado.

Mark Lowey

Senior Correspondent

Mark Lowey lives in Calgary, Alberta, where he has worked as a professional journalist for 38 years.

He is the publisher and managing editor of EnviroLine, a business publication for western Canada’s environmental business industry. He is also a freelance writer and editor, and the former communications director at the Institute for Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economy at the University of Calgary.

His journalism has garnered numerous awards, including: two Canadian Science Writers’ Association national awards; a Governor General’s Michener citation; the first Alberta Science Technology Foundation award for science journalism; the first Canadian Petroleum Association/Banff Centre national award for environmental reporting; and, most recently, the Engineers Canada 2016 Award of Journalism Excellence in Engineering.

Mark worked at the Calgary Herald for 20 years, where he became a senior reporter. He is a member and former president of the Canadian Science Writers’ Association and a member of the Writers’ Guild of Alberta.

Adity Das Gupta

Customer Engagement Manager

Adity is the lead on customer engagement, relationship management and administration. Adity is on a mission to connect with existing customers, develop and implement sales strategies, and innovate new ways for RE$EARCH MONEY to expand its business and create value for customers and stakeholders.

Adity has experience working in academia and the non-profit and private sectors, and brings a strong understanding of the science, technology and innovation space, as well as experience with vendor relationship and partnership management and event management. Adity has a number of academic publications and her interests include innovation policy and the regulatory space, and social policy.

Adity holds a Masters degree in Public Administration from Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan and a BSS in Economics from BRAC University (Bangladesh).

Zubier Abdullah

Communications and Technical Manager

Zubier is working to improve the technical workflow within RE$EARCH MONEY.

Zubier has extensive experience working in the tech, innovation and policy space in his home country of Bangladesh, where he worked at BASIS (Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services). While at BASIS, he helped organize several national science and technology campaigns including Bangladesh Internet Week 2015 and Digital World 2015. An accomplished writer, Zubier has been published in a number of literary journals around the world and is at home both with tech and out of it.

Zubier is a graduate from Ryerson University, having completed his Masters of Electrical and Computer Engineering there. He also possesses a Bachelors in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from North South University in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Debbie Lawes

Consulting Editor

Debbie has worked as a journalist and editor for 25 years. Her affiliation with RE$EARCH MONEY began in 1992 as a contributing writer and associate editor of R$ and several business-to-business publications. In 1997 she was promoted to managing editor and since 2000 has contributed to R$ as a consulting editor. Debbie is also co-founder of Dovercourt Editorial Services, which specializes in writing and project coordination for public, private and not-for-profit clients. Debbie’s interviewing and writing experience spans the full innovation spectrum, from basic and applied research, to prototype development, technology transfer, venture capital, scale-up and commercialization, as well as public policy.

Paul Dufour

Contributing Writer

Paul Dufour is Principal of PaulicyWorks, a science and technology policy consulting firm based in Gatineau, Québec. He is a Fellow and Adjunct Professor with the Institute for Science, Society and Policy at the University of Ottawa. In addition, he is a Board member of the Science and Policy Exchange based in Montréal and is Investment Committee Member of Grand Challenges Canada.

Mr Dufour served as interim executive director of the Office of the National Science Adviser to the Government of Canada. With over 30 years experience in policy advice, he was with the International Development Research Centre as well as Ministerial Assistant to Canada’s Secretary of State for Science, Research and Development; senior analyst with Industry Canada; and international S&T relations’ adviser with the Secretariat to the Prime Minister’s Advisory Council on Science and Technology. Mr Dufour was also research advisor for the Science Council of Canada.