The ECCIR Team
Laura is a dynamic manager at the European-Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research (ECCIR) in Edmonton, where she leverages her extensive global experience to help Canadian companies establish fruitful partnerships with European businesses across multiple industries. With a passion for all things international, Laura has studied and worked in a variety of countries, including Argentina, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Spain, and the US. Her academic background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Intercultural Linguistics, complemented by a Master’s in General Management.
Laura’s journey with ECCIR began in 2017 as an intern while pursuing her Master’s degree. After returning to Edmonton in 2019, she worked as an Executive Assistant at the University of Alberta before rejoining ECCIR in May 2021. With her broad range of skills and experience, Laura is well-equipped to drive ECCIR’s mission of promoting transatlantic innovation and research partnerships.
Advisor, Funding Opportunities and EEN Canada
As Advisor, Funding Opportunities and EEN Canada, Stanley helps Canadian companies learn about research, innovation, and internationalization related grants available in Canada. He also supports companies in their internationalization and partnering goals with European businesses and organizations through the Enterprise Europe Network.
He is excited about supporting businesses in their international endeavours and especially bringing European and Canadian business cultures closer together. He is passionate about all things international and gained work and study experience in Canada, Germany, and the United States.
Stanley completed his Bachelor’s degree in Education at the Technical University of Dresden, Germany, focusing on English language, literature and cultural studies, as well as fine art and art history studies. Receiving a Master’s Degree in North American Studies, he graduated from that very same university in August 2016.
Stanley first joined the ECCIR in 2017. Following a one-year teaching assignment in Germany, he rejoined the ECCIR in September 2022.
Recently graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Political Science, Samantha is ECCIR’s Communications Coordinator.
During her degree, she pursued her interest in global education by participating in an exchange in Sweden, completing a Certificate in International Learning, and living in the university’s International House residence.
She is excited to be a part of and learn from the ECCIR team!
Project Assistant Intern
Currently pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at the University of Alberta, Hailey is the Project Assistant Intern for ECCIR.
As part of her education, Hailey has participated in an intercultural exchange to Spain and has studied international security in various European countries, her favourite being Latvia. She also has a passion for building and strengthening organizational connections, and has spent time working for non-profit organizations in the United Kingdom. Beginning early on in her studies, Hailey has maintained a passion for international relations and development.
She is excited to learn from the team at ECCIR!