Virtual Event: Patricia Gauthier
General Manager, Moderna Canada
” Building Moderna Canada While Fighting A Pandemic: A Business Leadership Story “
Oct. 26, 2021
Close to 82% of eligible Canadians are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, thanks to the dedicated efforts of healthcare workers, vaccine researchers, and countless others. Canadians look forward to what is next but wonder if we will be prepared for pandemics of the future? If Moderna has anything to do with it we will be in a much better position. After providing Canada with millions of vaccine doses Moderna and the Government of Canada announced plans to build an mRNA vaccine manufacturing facility – the first of it’s kind in Canada and one of the first in the world!
Join Canadian Club Toronto when we host Patricia Gauthier, General Manager, Moderna Canada, in conversation with Carolyn Jarvis, Global News Chief Investigative Correspondent, to hear about Moderna’s contributions to the ongoing battle against COVID-19 and other diseases in a near future, what lessons we can learn from the last two years, and the company’s growth plans in Canada.
General Manager, Moderna Canada
Patricia Gauthier joined Moderna in 2020 as General Manager to set up and lead Moderna’s Canadian organization. Previously, Patricia Gauthier spent 12 years with GSK, where her roles included Head of Vaccines Business and Head of Government Affairs and Market Access.
Patricia Gauthier has lived in the United States, Singapore and France, and in London while working as a lawyer at McCarthy Tetrault. In addition to her legal studies, Patricia Gauthier holds an MBA from HEC Montreal and certifications in Strategic Negotiation from Harvard Business School and Leadership in Context from IMD. She is involved in rethinking innovation and inspiring leadership, including with the Creative Destruction Lab, and was a board member of NEOMED from 2015-2019, which fosters commercial opportunities for biotechnology innovations.
Chief Investigative Correspondent, Global News
Carolyn Jarvis is Global News’ award-winning Chief Investigative Correspondent, possessing an exemplary track record of seeking accountability, exposing the truth and piecing together complex stories. Jarvis’ work has helped changed laws, launched investigations into corporations, and sparked national conversations.
Receiving a number of honours in recent years for her large-scale investigations, Jarvis was awarded the 2018 Canadian Screen Award for Best National Reportage for the investigative series, Who’s Watching?, which exposed shortcomings in Ontario’s probation system.
Also in 2018, Jarvis and Global News were the sole broadcaster to partner on The Price of Oil series, the largest collaboration of Canadian journalists to date. The investigative project produced a half-hour documentary, Canada’s Toxic Secret, which shone a light on a troubling trend of industrial leaks and spills in Sarnia, Ontario’s “Chemical Valley” – and prompted the Ontario government to fund a health study in the region. Canada’s Toxic Secret was distinguished with both a Silver World Medal from the New York Festivals TV & Film Awards and an Honourable Mention from the Canadian Hillman Prize.
While in 2015, Jarvis’ hour-long investigation into the Moncton RCMP deaths put a spotlight on a concerning lack of training and equipment among frontline members of the RCMP. The investigation elicited a nationwide response, followed by labour code charges against the RCMP. Under Fire was honoured with the 2015 RTDNA Dan McArthur Award for investigative reporting.
From 2008 to 2016, Jarvis was the Chief Correspondent of Global News’ current affairs show, 16×9. Prior to that she was the west coast correspondent and weekend anchor for the network’s flagship nightly newscast, Global National.
Hailing from Richmond, B.C., Jarvis comes from musical roots. She has a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance, has sung professionally with classical ensembles – such as Alberta’s Pro Coro – and was previously a board member for the Canadian Opera Company.