Research Associate; Vice-President; Co-Founder
Computer Systems Group, University of Waterloo; National Institutes of Health Informatics; Waterloo MedTech
Research Associate, Computer Systems Group, University of Waterloo Vice-President, National Institutes of Health Informatics Co-Founder, Waterloo MedTech Shirley Fenton has over 30 years of experience in information technology (IT) and business development focused on innovative IT applications, community information portals, and new tools and devices for health care. Her interests are the Science of Innovation, Health Informatics, eHealth, Biotechnology, BioHealth, Intelligent Communities, Community Informatics and Communities of Practice. She is involved in research programs related to technology and its deployment. She is active in building research and technology transfer relationships with government and industry. She is a Research Associate, Computer Systems Group, University of Waterloo and Vice-President, National Institutes of Health Informatics. She is a Co-Founder of Waterloo MedTech. She serves on the Centre for Distance Education Health Information Management Program Advisory Committee. She served on the HIMSS Ontario Board of Directors. She was a member of the Steering Committee when Waterloo was awarded the 2007 Intelligent Community of the Year. In 2011, she received the Zonta International Women of Achievement “Trailblazer Award”. She was the inaugural recipient of the Healthcare Information Management and Communications Canada “Human Foundations Award” in 2016. She loves playing tennis. Shirley obtained a Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Honours) and a Master of Arts (Geography) from the University of Waterloo.