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2023 Governing Body
Jelena is the Managing Director of Research Operations at Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), a leading Canadian polytechnic.
NAIT is all about impact. Through knowledge mobilization and by making innovation accessible, NAIT supports Alberta’s economy through skilled talent development and applied research. By providing learners, communities and organizations with meaningful experiences and skills that empower action, NAIT’s impact is felt throughout western Canada. Applied research at NAIT is 100% industry-driven, focusing on Cleaner Energy, the Environment and Sustainable Development and has an IP policy that ensures all IP remains where it should – in industry’s hands.
Jelena believes in community-driven impacts that elevate individuals and the collective. She is an Energy Futures Lab Fellow, Co-chair of the Plastics Alliance of Alberta, Board President of a childcare society and an avid supporter of the Edmonton culinary and arts scenes.