Jennifer MacInnis is Senior Legal Counsel in the Office of the General Counsel, providing legal services in research, contract, and intellectual property related matters. With significant university and hospital experience in research contract drafting and negotiation, invention evaluation and licensing, and research policy development, Jennifer plays a key role in the administration of research investment in Ryerson University.
Jennifer is also Senior Director of Applied Research and Commercialization, with the Office of the Vice President, Research and Innovation. In this role, she serves as a research liaison to the University, facilitating collaborative relationships with industrial, not for profit and government partners to undertake applied research with University faculty. Jennifer facilitates the accessing of research funding and provides commercialization advice, support and oversight.
Jennifer graduated with an LLB in Intellectual Property Law from Queen’s University in 1998. She received her LL.M in Intellectual Property Law from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2003. She also holds a B.A. in English & Computer Science from Trent University.