Mehrdad Hariri is the founder and CEO of the Canadian Science Policy Centre
, a not-profit virtual HUB for science technology and innovation policy in Canada.
He founded the national annual Canadian Science Policy Conference (CSPC), a national multidisciplinary forum dedicated to the Canadian Science Technology and Innovation (STI) Policy discussions, engaging hundreds of organizations from various sectors and across the country to discuss the most pressing issues in Canadian Science and Innovation Policy.
Mehrdad Hariri has numerous publications and opinion pieces in various media outlets, and regularly appears in media as a commentator on science policy issues.
He studied in the fields of Veterinary Medicine, Cell Biology and Functional Genomes, in Tehran, Montréal, and Toronto universities, and performed a post-doctoral research fellowship at the McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health.