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JR Souza

JR Souza
Operations Coordinator

JR Souza brings to the Alliance more than 20 years of experience in grant management, communications, project management, stakeholder engagement, higher education and international development. Before joining the Alliance, he held the position of CFI Grant Lead Administrator at the Compute Canada Federation. Previously, JR has worked in public organizations, the private sector, international agencies and foreign embassies. 

JR holds a bachelor’s degree in communications/​PR, an MBA in corporate communications, an international certificate in conflict resolution, and a wide range of training in information/​media, project management, translation and cross-cultural understanding. JR is bilingual in English and French, and proficient in Portuguese, Spanish and German. 

JR is also a very active volunteer member in the newcomers’ community in Ottawa. He devotes his free time as a mentor assisting newcomer IT professionals to find great job opportunities in the local job market.