Canadian Corporate Innovation Summit

Rebecca Yu

Rebecca Yu

Head of JLABS @ Toronto, Johnson & Johnson Innovation

Rebecca Yu is the Head of JLABS @ Toronto, Johnson & Johnson Innovation’s first JLABS incubator outside of the United States. JLABS @ Toronto is a partnership with Johnson &Johnson Innovation, Janssen Canada, the University of Toronto, MaRS Discovery District, MaRS Innovation and the Government of Ontario. Rebecca is responsible for overseeing and managing the business of JLABS @ Toronto including setting its strategic direction. As the local J&J Innovation ambassador to the life science innovation community in Ontario, Rebecca will be catalyzing and supporting the translation of science and technology into valuable solutions for patients and consumers across J&J's sectors in pharma, medical devices and consumer healthcare.

Before assuming her current responsibilities at JLABS @ Toronto, Rebecca was Director, Strategic Health Technology Assessment, Government Affairs & Market Access at Janssen Canada. Rebecca spent 15 years in health policy, medical affairs and government affairs with Solvay Pharma, Procter & Gamble, Servier and Pfizer. Prior to joining the industry, she practiced as a clinical pharmacist at the Wellesley Hospital.

Rebecca is a graduate of the University of Toronto, Faculty of Pharmacy and is currently a pharmacist in Ontario. Rebecca was previously on the board of directors for the Markham Stouffville Hospital. She is currently a member of the joint steering committee of Neuroscience Catalyst and a member of the board of Life Sciences Ontario.