Dylan Hanley – Director, Public Affairs. The U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities
In February 2016 Dylan joined The U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities as Director, Public Affairs. In his role, he leads advocacy efforts in terms of government relations and communications on behalf of the organization.
Previous to this role Dylan spent nine years working with the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, Canada’s leading Jewish community advocacy organization.His work at CIJA included dealing with both federal and provincial governments, senior university administrations, and working to build bridges between Canada and Israel around issues of innovation and R&D. Dylan was a major contributor to the doubling of bilateral partnerships between Canadian and Israeli universities since 2009.
Dylan is a proud Calgarian, but currently resides in Ottawa with his wife Jenny. He holds a B.A. (Political Science) and M.A. (International Relations), both from the University of Calgary.