Dr. Supriya Syal
Deputy Commissioner of Research, Policy, and Education, Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC)
Supriya is a leading expert in research and evidence-based policy innovation in Canada.
She is the deputy commissioner of Research, Policy, and Education at the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada, where she is leading the renewal and implementation of the National Financial Literacy Strategy. She is the former chief science advisor to the Treasury Board Secretariat Talent Cloud, and the former chief behavioural scientist of the Privy Council Office Innovation Hub.
Prior to joining the public sector, Supriya was VP of Research and Innovation at BEworks Inc. She is also the founder and former president of Dulcimer Labs, a purpose-driven company that creates social impact through evidence-based decision making. She has won multiple awards, published in top academic and popular journals, and has co-authored a number of policy white papers.
She is a regularly invited speaker at research, tech and innovation government conferences, and has also appeared on Crowdcast, radio and television, including National Public Radio (U.S.) and on TVO’s flagship current affairs show in Canada, The Agenda. Supriya holds a PhD in psychology from Cornell University, as well as a master’s degree in neuroscience and a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry.