Yibei Zhao (on secondment)

Research Partnerships Manager
Yibei Zhao headshot

Yibei obtained his Bachelor and Master’s degree in the U.S.A and Canada. Prior to being employed at the University of Waterloo, he worked at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and was engaged in various projects tackling food security issues and establishing collaborations between countries. After working for a few years in various industries, Yibei joined the Waterloo-Huawei Joint Innovation Lab in 2018. As a Lab Coordinator, he liaised among stakeholders, managed various lab activities, and supported faculty members with their research funding applications. In 2021, Yibei joined the Math Innovation Office and continuously support members across the Faculty of Math.

Outside of his work routine, Yibei loves to travel. He thinks it is the best way to learn about the world and open his horizon. So far, Yibei has been to 17 countries and lived in 4 (China, Canada, Italy, and U.S.A).