Board of Directors, Friends and Patrons


Cheryl Slusarchuk

CEO & President, NumerixSQuant
Chair, Board of Directors, Science World British Columbia

Cheryl Slusarchuk

Cheryl is the CEO & President of NumerixS Investment Technologies, which uses massive amounts of data together with technology and innovative research to create sophisticated quantitative trading strategies. Cheryl has a passion for creating and leading high-performance teams that enable outstanding people to excel.

Cheryl's background in commerce and computer science supported a highly successful legal career helping technology companies realise their commercial goals in a practical, precise, and no-nonsense way. Cheryl loves the technology space: the creative energy, the focus, and the collective intellect creates a fertile ground for the high-performance teams she embraces.

Originally from Canada, Cheryl spent several years in Australia followed by several more in the US, before returning to Canada and settling in Vancouver with her husband and 2 children.

Cheryl is currently Chair of Science World and formerly a board member of the BC Innovation Council and BCTech, Cheryl's other community activities have included being President of the Premier's Tech Council, Chair of the Climate Action Team and Chair of the Green Energy Advisory Taskforce.

Cheryl's accomplishments include Business in Vancouver's 40 under 40 and L'expert Canada's 40 under 40.

In addition to work and promoting STEM, and technology in all forms ranging from financial markets to sustainability, Cheryl's other passions include her family, snowboarding and sailing.

Friends of Science World

To be named a Friend of Science World is an honour bestowed on an individual who personifies the goal and aspirations of the Science World Society. The recipient is characterized by a love of science, a dedication to community service and a commitment to the evolution of British Columbia as an international centre of science and technology. Either through their activities on behalf of the Society and/or by the example they provide by their life’s achievements, the Friend has contributed significantly to the development of a science culture in our province. Our Friends are:

2021: Dr. Bonnie Henry

2018: Bryan Tisdall

2017: Trudi Coblenz

2014: Gordon Campbell

2010: Dr. Ken Spencer

2009: Stan Hagen

2006: Dr. John Pitts

1994: Dr. Michael Smith

1992: Haig de B. Farris

1991: Barbara Brink

1990: Dr. Cecil H. Green

Patrons of Science World

To be named a Patron of Science World is an honour bestowed by the members of the Science World Society. These volunteers or former employees have contributed in a significant way to the development of the Society. Science World thrives because it receives the collective energy, wisdom, time, financial resources and goodwill from leaders in the community we serve. Science World gratefully acknowledges the following leaders:

2021: Pauline Finn

2021: Peter Brown

2021: Lily & Robert H. Lee

2021: John & Dana Montalbano

2018: Andrew Harries

2018: Nicole Geyer

2017: Bruce McLeod

2017: John Cairns

2015: Dr. Robin Louis

2015: Dr. Lindsay Machan

2015: Peter J O'Callaghan

2015: Jim Pickles

2015: Rich Simons

2014: Dr. Bruce Beairsto

2014: Paul Geyer

2012: Donna O'Neill

2012: Dr. Andrew Wright

2011: Bruce Drake

2011: Stewart Ladyman

2011: Morgan Sturdy

2011: Peggie Terry

2010: Ross Mitchell

2010: Garry Rasmussen

2009: Trudi Coblenz

2009: Caroline Jellinck

2009: Michael Lee

2009: Munro MacKenzie

2009: John Murphy

2009: Dr. Ken Spencer

2008: Jeff Devins

2008: Bob Weins

2007: Eileen Stewart

2006: Bill Bullis

2006: Don Young

2005: Stuart Culbertson

2005: Chris Kelly

2005: Dr. Ron Marteniuk

2005: Anne Sutherland

2004: Eric Kong

2004: Victoria Withers

2003: Dr. Lorne Whitehead

2001: Dr. Alan Pelman

2000: Drinda Scott

1999: Dr. Sid Katz

1999: Peter Lige

1999: Fei Wong

1998: George Battye

1998: Kevin O'Neill

1997: Anthony Barke

1997: Brian Canfield

1997: Robert Carlisle

1997: Robert A Dickinson

1997: Danny Gaw

1997: Dr. Colin Jones

1997: Dr. Maria Klawe

1996: Dr. Elmer Froese

1996: Nairn (Buz) Knott

1996: Ron Woznow

1995: Michael Francis

1995: David Ingram

1995: Lucille Pacey

1993: Larry Bell

1993: John Fraser

1993: Jane Hungerford

1993: Alex Klopfer

1993: Nurjehan Mawani

1993: Rudolph North

1993: Lynn Patterson

1993: Don Risk

1993: Ron Stern

1993: Milton Wong

1993: Dr. John Wormsbecker

1992: Dr. Harold Copp

1992: Don Graham

1992: John Pitts

1991: Dr. Erich Vogt

1988: Hon. David C Lam

1987: Dr. Gerhard Herzberg

1987: Dr. John Polyani

1987: Hon. Robert G. Rogers