Dr. Anwar Haq's educational background includes MSc, PhD in Molecular Biology, MBA and Public Policy. Dr. Haq’s over fifteen years of experience within higher education and healthcare setting has involved research, research facilitation, HR, financial, operational, and strategic planning and management, and practice on the design, implementation and evaluation of innovation policies.
Currently Dr Haq acting as a President for a management consulting and service company - Bioshelf. Bioshelf specializes in strategies, complexity management, organizational transformation, sustainability & risk, corporate social responsibilities (CSR), intellectual property (IP) and innovation management across the industries spectrum particularly in education, healthcare, pharmaceutical and environment. Healthcare practice areas particularly include innovation policies development and analysis, planning, developing and operating facilities, technology and new infrastructure.
Prior to joining Bioshelf, Dr. Haq was serving one of the largest research institutes, the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. As an Executive Director, he provided strategic direction and facilitation to senior leadership on key strategic and tactical initiatives related to the Institute and ensured their strategic integration, relevance, and operational and fiscal sustainability.
Besides performing day-to-day operations, he was also a primary resource person for Institute’s operational and fiscal policies and procedures related to its stakeholders such as, the Cumming School of Medicine at University of Calgary, Provincial Government, Alberta Health Services (AHS) and its allies.
Currently, Dr. Haq is an Executive member of the Canadian College for Healthcare Leaders (CCHL– SAC), member of the Canadian Association for Management Consultants (CAMC), and National Business Innovation Association, USA (NBIA). Through NBIA, he has also completed his certification in Incubator Management.
Dr. Haq is an active community volunteer for science outreach, community engagement-focused organizations, Not-for-profit fund raising and social marketing. Currently he is also an elected Senator at the University of Calgary Senate where he had served on various committees such as, Senate Executive Committee, Community Engagement, Government Relations and Senate Development Committee.