The Science and Innovation Network (SIN) plays an important role in encouraging prosperity and growth by fostering international scientific cooperation.

Science and innovation underpin the economies of both Canada and the UK. Encouraging work between the two countries therefore produces benefits for both.

To promote international collaboration the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office jointly fund the UK Science and Innovation Network (SIN) based in 31 countries around the world.

For an introductory brief which covers the local Science and Innovation landscape, UK priorities and successes in Canada, read the UK Science and Innovation Network Country Snapshot.


SIN Canada helps researchers in the UK increase their reach through partnerships with Canadian research organisations. In addition, we work with governments across the UK and Canada to exchange policy best practice. Our offices in Canada also offer professional, authoritative and personalised assistance to British and Canadian researchers and companies.


  • Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is seen as critical to meeting global climate change targets. SIN Canada leads an international network to increase the understanding of how CCS can fit into a low carbon future.
  • Advanced engineering is central to the well-being and economic development of every nation. As well as fostering collaborative projects in aeronautics, space, robotics and precise agriculture, SIN will showcase engineering to attract students to Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects.
  • Dementia is an untreatable condition with high social and economic costs, affecting millions worldwide. Our network is coordinating DementiaHack, a project to create technology solutions to improve quality of life.
  • Antimicrobial resistance poses a major threat to public health and needs a global solution. SIN Canada is working with partners throughout the Americas to stimulate policy and scientific research in this field.

Contact us

Science and Innovation Network, Ottawa

Kahtryn Bodkin
80 Elgin Street
Ottawa Ontario K1P 5K7

National Capital Region and federal issues

Science and Innovation Network, Montreal

Dr. Mario Rivero-Huguet
1940-2000 McGill College Avenue
Montreal Quebec H3A 3H3

Geographic coverage: Québec, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island

Science and Innovation Network, Vancouver

Paolo Marcazzan
1111 Melville Street, Suite 800
Vancouver British Columbia V6E 3V6

Geographic coverage: British Columbia, Northwest Territories, the Yukon

Science and Innovation Network, Calgary

Brandon Rasula
Suite 5100, 150 6th Ave SW
Calgary Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba T2P3Y7

Geographic coverage: Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba

Science and Innovation Network, Ottawa

Adrienne Yuen
80 Elgin St.
Ottawa Ontario K1P 5K7

Climate change, arctic/polar and other federal issues

Corporate information