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Paula Esber

Position: 
Director of the Research Management and Partnership Division (RMPD)
Organization: 
Science Branch of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)

Paula has worked in the Canadian Health and Agriculture portfolios for more than 15 years within a variety of roles in federal laboratories and national headquarters. Her career began with conducting biotechnology research at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's (AAFC) Eastern Cereal and Oilseed Research Centre (ECORC) and has been followed by several roles within the CFIA's Science Branch where she has provided technical support and management of plant health regulatory diagnostics and biohazard containment and safety, as well as leadership of national laboratory and research program co-ordination.

In her current role Paula is leading the teams providing the CFIA's contributions to the federal Open Science initiative and the Blueprint 2020 signature initiative to enhance science collaboration within the Health portfolio.

In her current role Paula is leading the teams providing the CFIA's contributions to the federal Open Science initiative and the Blueprint 2020 signature initiative to enhance science collaboration within the Health portfolio.