Senior Leadership Team

Julia White

Director, Communications

Julia is a communications and marketing leader in health and science innovation. She is a trusted advisor on strategic communications, especially around complex issues where multiple stakeholders are involved. She brings a unique combination of experience having worked in public and private organizations over the past 20 years.


As director of communications at Michael Smith Health Research BC, Julia leads a large portfolio including communications, marketing, and stakeholder relations. Her mission is to bring vision, creativity, and expertise to advance the organization’s impacts and develop the brand story for the new organization. She leads and mentors a team responsible for an array of initiatives and programs, including government relations, corporate storytelling, brand development and advancement, stakeholder engagement, and digital marketing.


Prior to this role, she had increasingly senior communications roles at adMare BioInnovations, Genome British Columbia, and the University of British Columbia’s Office of Community Affairs.


In her personal time, Julia enjoys traveling the world with her husband and exploring new cultures. On a typical west coast weekend, you can find her with a cup of coffee, a crossword, and a political thriller novel.