Shane Green is the Director General of Development Innovation at Grand Challenges Canada, in which capacity he oversees GCC’s work to support innovation in global health and development, notably including the Innovation Platform for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (Stars in Global Health, Saving Brains, Saving Lives at Birth, Transition to Scale). Shane has 15 years of program development and leadership experience, more than half of which has focused on global health and development.
Previously, Shane was the Program Leader of the Ethical, Social and Cultural (ESC) Program for Global Health at the Sandra Rotman Centre, which provided consultation services to major global health stakeholders on ESC issues. Previously, he developed and directed programs in Ethics, Social Impact and Outreach at Ontario Genomics (formerly the Ontario Genomics Institute), a genomics research funding organization based in Toronto.
Shane earned his specialized honours BSc in Molecular Biology and Genetics from the University of Guelph, and his PhD in Medical Biophysics from the University of Toronto, specializing in cell and molecular biology. He also studied bioethics and research ethics as a graduate student through the Joint Centre for Bioethics at the University of Toronto and as a post-doctoral fellow with the Institute for Ethics at the American Medical Association in Chicago.
Shane is proud to serve on the Board of Directors of Unity Charity, a Toronto-based national charity that uses hip hop arts programming to engage underserved youth with the aim of improving mental health and wellbeing. He has previously served on the Research Ethics Boards of two major research hospitals in Toronto, two terms as a member of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Stem Cell Oversight Committee (2008–13) and was appointed as an Assistant Professor in Public Health Policy at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.