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Christel Binnie

Director, Corporate Communications

As Director of Corporate Communications, Christel Binnie leads the development and implementation of IDRC's communications strategy. Before joining IDRC in 2015, she was Deputy Director at Global Affairs Canada in the Science, Technology, and Innovation Division as well as for numerous portfolios in public affairs. Her experience in communications and marketing spans the government, international business, academia, and research sectors and includes a term as Director of Research Communications at the University of Ottawa. Christel holds an MA in communication and a BCom (Honours) in international management and marketing, both from the University of Ottawa, as well as diplomas in business administration and translation from Germany.