Marta Farsang is the Director Science and Technology External Relations at Defence R&D Canada, the research arm of the Department of National Defence.
She has worked for the Government of Canada since 1998 and over the years has had a range of assignments in various departments with a focus on promoting collaboration.
Prior to her current position in DRDC, where she manages the Agency’s external engagements with academia, industry, other government departments and international partners, Marta promoted Canada’s S&T ties with European nations and the European Union from within Foreign Affairs and the National Research Council facilitating trade and diplomatic relations. Immediately prior to joining DRDC, she worked on international collaboration to prevent overfishing and preserving the ecosystem, not least in the Grand Banks, and represented Canada at United Nations negotiations to strengthen Regional Fisheries Management Organizations to that effect.
She graduated from Carleton University with a Masters degree in International Relations in Ottawa complementing her Masters in European Studies from the University of Basel and Magister diploma in Arts (German and American Literature) from the University of Berlin.