Jean Rookwood

Executive Assistant & Events Coordinator
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In her role as the Executive Assistant, Jean reports to the President and the Executive Vice-President. As the Events Coordinator, Jean’s responsibilities include logistical organization of several external Gairdner events. She also coordinates the execution of Gairdner’s impactful programs that include virtual science discussion panels, research symposia, Gala, and scientific lectures.

Prior to joining the Gairdner Foundation, Jean spent over 15 years within the healthcare and research sectors and has worked closely with physicians, researchers, and staff at University Health Network (UHN) and Sunnybrook Research Institute to ensure the effective and efficient running of projects and programs. Jean is an experienced Events Planner and Coordinator.