Lindsay Sill has more than a decade of experience working in the digital research technologies sector, providing leadership to a complex and distributed organization. She has played a key role in the advanced research computing (ARC) arena, both regionally and nationally. In 2017 as a member of the Advanced Research Computing (ARC) Working Group, Lindsay co-authored a position paper on the ARC needs in Canada, as requested by the federal government, through the Leadership Council on Digital Research Infrastructure (LCDRI). These efforts helped influence the 2018 federal budget announcement of $572.5M over five years to implement a Digital Research Infrastructure (DRI) strategy.
A strong advocate for diversity in science and technology, Lindsay served on the inaugural international Advisory Board for the non-profit organization Women in HPC. She has also presented and participated on panels in support of improving the gender balance in ARC. Lindsay has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Victoria, and worked as a Laboratory Manager in the Department of Medicine for the University of Calgary, where her research contributions resulted in a Nature publication.
Lindsay is a member of the CIRA Nominations Committee and the MacKay CEO Forum. When she is not working, she enjoys competing nationally and internationally in Ultimate Frisbee, and mountain biking or hiking with her family. She resides in Kelowna, BC.