Dr. Judy Farvolden is the founding Program Director of the Transportation Research Institute at the University of Toronto. This appointment brings her back full circle to transportation research after two decades in financial risk management and banking technology. In that time she held senior management roles in professional services, research management, communications, business development and software development. Graduate studies in both urban planning and transportation and operations research have prepared her to collaborate effectively with large, multidisciplinary teams.
Judy is responsible for maintaining and attracting industrial partnerships to support UTTRI operations on an on-going, sustainable basis. In this she is supported by the Faculty’s Advancement Team and U of T’s Innovations and Partnership Office. She plays a major role in writing proposals to a wide variety of potential funders, including granting councils, foundations, public sector agencies and the private sector and leading UTTRI communications and outreach activities. The contacts she makes with supporters help to inform the Institute’s academic direction and develop its strategic plan.
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