Originally from Saskatchewan, Sylvie has lived in Ottawa for the past 20 years and has nearly 30 years’ experience in the administrative field. Arriving in Ottawa as a provincial secondee for the Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat, she moved on to work for the Canada Foundation for Innovation until 2012. Sylvie then became the Executive Assistant to the inaugural Executive Director of the U15-Group of Canadian Research Universities. In 2014, she added the duties of Office Manager. Sylvie is a member of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP).