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Helene Dragatsi

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Director of Leadership and Knowledge

    In her role as Director of Leadership and Knowledge, Helene aims to contribute to the Foundation’s Strategic Goals of fostering and supporting an international model of inclusive excellence and engaged leadership with its diverse community.

    After completing her master’s degree in law at the Université de Montréal, Helene worked for more than a decade as a research development professional in several prestigious Canadian post-secondary institutions, including the University of Ottawa, The University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University and the Justice Institute of British Columbia. She has gained invaluable experience working with leading researchers in areas of social sciences and humanities, art and culture, health, and technology. In addition to research promotion and management, she has advised and helped tailor several successful research grant proposals, and nomination submissions for distinguished awards, fellowships and prizes.

    Earlier in her career, Helene worked as a trilingual lawyer in Santo Domingo and Montreal, and a legal advisor with the Language Rights Support Program. She was also an assistant to the Korean Delegation of a United Nations agency, and a project manager of a legal aid project in Afghanistan funded by the Canadian government.