Amy Cook



  • Senior Director, Knowledge Mobilization


As the Senior Director of Knowledge Mobilization at CIFAR, Amy connects leaders in the public and private sectors to the knowledge and ideas emerging from CIFAR’s research programs. 

Amy is passionate about connecting scientific and research insights to relevant audiences and brings over 10 years of experience in outreach to her role.  During her graduate studies, she served as the Senior Coordinator for Let’s Talk Science’s Partnership Program and at the same time co-founded CRAM Science (now CurioCity) – an online STEM resource for high school students. Following her studies, Amy worked in the Exhibits Department at Science World where she developed new public programs and later served as a Senior Policy Advisor at the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation’s Research Branch where she helped lead the Ontario Research Fund – Research Excellence Program and the Ministry’s youth innovation outreach file. She currently serves on the Board for Canada’s Science and Technology Awareness Network. Amy holds a BSc in Molecular Biology and Genetics from the University of Guelph and a PhD in Experimental Oncology from Western University.