Jennifer Martin

  • What I do, where I work

  • I head up TELUS Spark in Calgary, Alberta as their President and CEO. We opened our completely new facility on October 29, 2011. New site, new program, new building. But importantly, new mandate. We have forged ahead into a fully inquiry-based model, so great success, but also some interesting criticism. Ah the challenges of change. I’ve been in Calgary since 2007.

    I spent the previous 21 years at the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto as an exhibit developer who moved over to the dark side of management a long time ago.

    Prior to that I started this career at Science North in Sudbury, learning the craft as a whole new place came into being.

  • Current position

    • Member at ASTC Leadership & Professional Development Committee

    • President + CEO at Calgary Science Centre

Earlier positions

  • Director, Visitor Experience at Ontario Science Centre

  • VP Program + Operations at Calgary Science Centre

  • Exhibit Developer at OSC

  • Exhibit + Program Developer at Science North


Recent publications & presentations

  • "Science Centres: creating a platform for 21st century innovation."   Museum Philosophy for the 21st Century

    Spring 2006