Christine Williams

Christine Williams

Executive Vice President Head of Implementation Science Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

Dr. Christine Williams is an immunologist and currently serves as the Executive Vice President and Head of Implementation Science at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR).

As part of OICR’s executive team, she develops and implements strategic priorities across the Institute’s translational research programs. She leads coordinated engagement and communications strategies with a broad range of provincial, national and international partners, oversees research operations and stewards OICR research assets through commercialization and into health system adoption.

She received a degree in Life Sciences from Queen’s University and a PhD in Immunology from the University of Toronto. She received postdoctoral training at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University where she studied the molecular pathways involved in the development of leukemia and lymphoma in children. Prior to her role at OICR, she held leadership positions at the Canadian Cancer Society, most recently as its Chief Mission Officer & Scientific Director.

She is currently a member of a number of boards and advisory committees, including the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Sinai Health System, The Canadian Cancer Trials Group and various other research and community organizations.


ID Event Name Duration Start Date
Moonshots and Groundshots: How research is changing the future of cancer 2 Hours February 16, 2023

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