Mike Matheson is a strategic leader who is passionate about public policy and building digital solutions to real-world problems. He works for U15 Canada where he created and is now leading all aspects of Cognit.ca. Cognit.ca is a web platform that makes it easier for businesses, non-profits, governments, and other users to find research capabilities on campuses across Canada. It also allows users to track the latest Canadian research related to their individual interests. Prior to leading Cognit.ca Mike was U15 Canada’s Director of Data and Policy.
Before joining U15 Canada, Mike founded a start-up focused on live entertainment ticket pricing, developed business process automation applications, and was a policy advisor to Canada’s Leader of the Opposition.
Mike has an MBA from Queens University and a Bachelor’s in Political Studies and International Political Economy from Trent University.