Leslie Chosen to Lead Research Nova Scotia

On behalf of the Board of Directors, Dr. Alice Aiken, Chair, is pleased to announce the appointment of Stefan Leslie as Chief Executive Officer of Research Nova Scotia (RNS), effective September 4, 2019.

“The Board has the utmost confidence in Mr. Leslie’s ability to build and grow RNS from a new organization to a key part of the Nova Scotia research and innovation ecosystem.”

Mr. Leslie holds degrees in international development and marine management from Dalhousie University and has been the Executive Director of the Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response (MEOPAR) Network for the past three years. Previously, he worked for Fisheries and Oceans Canada and spent several years with the federal fisheries department in New Zealand. 

“I am looking forward to bringing my background in both government and working with a non-profit research organization to Research Nova Scotia as it works to enhance the province’s research capacity,” Mr. Leslie said recently. “Close collaboration with partners in academia, government, not-for-profit and the private sector will enable RNS to facilitate research that will play an essential role supporting inclusive economic growth, and a healthy population and strong health care system.” He added that he is looking forward to working with the current Research Nova Scotia team members and learning from their expertise and experience.

For more information, please contact:

Marli MacNeil
Research Nova Scotia
902-222-0903

I am looking forward to bringing my background in both government and working with a non-profit research organization to Research Nova Scotia as it works to enhance the province’s research capacity.