Innovation permeates CIGI’s research, leading to new approaches and new partnerships. Through economic, legal and political lenses, CIGI focuses on understanding, and helping to shape, the policies that foster innovation, promote diffusion of knowledge and know-how, and raise productivity and security, in partnership with international organizations, the Government of Canada and others. Research on innovation and trade also focuses on the interaction between international intellectual property architecture and mega trade arrangements.

CIGI is developing best practices and strategies to increase awareness of intellectual property rights and create an integrated innovation ecosystem that enables innovators to compete effectively in the domestic and global knowledge economy. CIGI contributes research on appropriate legal frameworks to address emerging intellectual property issues.

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Andrew Torrance

Senior Fellow

Andrew Torrance is a CIGI senior fellow, effective July 2016. He is also the Earl B. Shurtz Research Professor at the University of Kansas School of Law.

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Basil Ugochukwu

Fellow

Basil Ugochukwu is a CIGI fellow who contributes to research projects on corporate governance, international law and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Brigitte Vézina

Brigitte Vézina

Fellow

Brigitte Vézina is a fellow at CIGI and a law consultant at Brigitte Vézina – Law & Culture.

Bianca Wylie

Bianca Wylie

Senior Fellow

Bianca Wylie is a CIGI senior fellow. Her main areas of interest are procurement and public sector technology. She focuses on examining Canadian data and technology policy decisions and their alignment with democratically informed policy and consumer protection.

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Ton Zuijdwijk

Senior Fellow

Ton Zuijdwijk is a senior fellow at CIGI. The focus of his research is on international trade law, particularly as it relates to intellectual property. 

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