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Melissa Pogue

Manager, Program Research and Operations

Melissa Pogue is the manager, program research and operations for MaRS Talent Development. She is a research professional with a masters in economics from the University of Toronto and seven years of economic research and policy experience within both a corporate environment at Deloitte Canada and two public-policy think-tanks housed at the Rotman School of Management: the Institute for Competitiveness & Prosperity and the Martin Prosperity Institute.

She brings a wealth of experience and policy knowledge on the labour force trends affecting the future of work and strategies to assess and support innovation ecosystems. She has participated in three international conferences on regional competitiveness, and her research has been published in the Competitiveness Review and Rotman Management magazine. Her personal interest in the societal changes affecting youth and their attachment to the labour force have been published in The Globe and Mail and on the Policy Options blog.

In her spare time, Melissa gives back to her community through her involvement on the GenNext Cabinet of United Way Toronto and York Region. She also sings with Univox Choir, a mixed-voice community choir for young adults, and enjoys recreating baked goods from The Great British Bake Off and its international spinoffs.