McMaster University

McMaster University

Faculty of
Health Sciences

Announcement — Director, Health Research Services, Faculty of Health Sciences

Greg Weiler

Gregory J. Weiler, BSc, MBA

January 23, 2012

From: Stephen M Collins, MB.BS, Associate Dean, Research Faculty of Health Sciences

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Greg Weiler as director, health research services for the Faculty of Health Sciences, effective January 23, 2012.

Mr. Weiler has broad experience in both large and small, public and private sector organizations.  For almost seven years he has served as the dean of applied research, innovation and university partnerships at Fanshawe College in London, ON, where his primary focus was to provide research services and to encourage and support the development of applied research and scholarly activity.

His career in research services began when he joined University Hospital in London, Ontario in 1987 to help set up and manage the Multi Organ Transplant Unit operations and external relationships.  Later, as a vice-president, he dealt with different portfolios including patient services, CIO, and business development.  Mr. Weiler developed the hospital’s intellectual property policies and practices, obtained a number of patents for its inventors, and successfully licensed several technologies.

He also developed a business plan for a spin-off company based on one of those technologies, and secured over $10M in start-up investment capital.  He served as the chief operating and financial officer of the company, Life Imaging Systems Inc. from 1995 to 1998.  Mr. Weiler then spent six years in research administration at the University of Western Ontario, including as director, research development. During this time his team helped the Western community secure and deploy over $200M in major research infrastructure grants.

Over his career Mr. Weiler has consulted on the start-up of two biotech companies.  He is a long-standing member of the Licensing Executives Society (LES), and holds an MBA, with distinction, from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western. 


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