Dr. Jason Field is President and CEO of Life Sciences Ontario (LSO). LSO collaborates with governments, academia, industry and other life science organizations across Canada to promote and encourage commercial success throughout the diverse sector. Jason obtained his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Massachusetts and his B.Sc from the University of Waterloo. Jason’s professional experience includes the pharmaceutical industry and the Ontario government before joining LSO as Executive Director in October, 2011. He was appointed as President and CEO in April, 2014. He serves on several boards and advisory committees including UofT’s Translational Research Program, ReMAP, BioTalent Canada and Research Canada. Jason is the 2017 recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Waterloo.