Get to Know Ron DePauw

What positions have you previously held leading up to your current role?

Wheat breeder in Swift Current, Saskatchewan; Beverlodge, Alberta; and Njoro, Kenya.


What initially sparked your interest in the life science industry?

Breed, born and raised on a farm.


Which leader in life science do you most look up to? 

Norm Borlaug, Nobel Laureate.


What advice do you have for anyone pursuing a career in life science? 

Learn what you don't know.


What do you do in your spare time? 

Activities with my spouse, such as dancing, gardening and hiking.

What's your favourite Canadian dish? 

Saskatoon pie.

What do you most value in your friends? 


Which superpower/talent would you most like to have?


What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Delivering profitable technologies to others.


BONUS: Have you ever visited Manitoba? If so, what's your favourite thing about it?

Yes, I was raised on a farm near Treherne. There, I had an opportunity to learn about self-determination and self-reliance.


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