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.

Mark Mann

Managing Editor

Mark Mann is the Managing Editor of RE$EARCH MONEY. In this role, Mark tracks the latest news and trends in Canada’s innovation economy and ecosystem and strives to ensure the magazine’s coverage is thorough, balanced, timely and incisive.

As an award-winning journalist and editor based in Montreal, Mark has more than a decade of experience writing for Canada’s most prominent magazines, newspapers and websites, covering topics related to health, technology, culture and the environment. His feature stories have appeared in Toronto Life, The Walrus, Report on Business, Reader’s Digest, the Toronto Star, and Maisonneuve, among others. He is a senior editor at Beside, a magazine devoted to nature and culture, and a contributing editor at Momus, an international art criticism site. His writing about science and tech has appeared extensively on Motherboard at Vice Media. He won a National Magazine Award in 2011 for his essay “Lucky Strikes” in Maisonneuve, which was subsequently published in The Best Canadian Essays of 2011 by Tightrope Books. He was short-listed in the Longform category in 2018 for his story “The Man Who Saved 200 Syrian Refugees” in Toronto Life.

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.

Lindsay Borthwick

Senior Correspondent

Lindsay Borthwick has been journalist for more than 15 years, specializing in science, health and the environment. She has worked as an editor at award-winning national magazines in the United States and Canada, including Seed, Best Health and Green Living. She is also a freelance writer and editor, based in Toronto, with extensive experience covering brain research and working with science philanthropies.

She is particularly interested in the role of private funders in supporting basic science research and innovation, and in open science and its impact on science, technology and innovation. From 2007 to 2012, she was a staff member of Open Medicine, an independent, peer-reviewed, open-access Canadian medical journal.

Lindsay has been nominated for a Canadian National Magazine Award and is the recipient of a Canadian Institutes for Health Research Journalism Award. She holds graduate degrees in neuroscience from McGill University in Montreal and in journalism from Ryerson University in Toronto.

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).

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.