Sara Leslie graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Dalhousie University in 2013 before studying journalism at the University of King’s College. She recently completed a Master of Fine Arts in creative non-fiction and has published more than 30 articles for print magazines and digital media outlets. In 2020, Sara received the RBC Emerging Artist Award for creative non-fiction writing from Nova Scotia Talent Trust.
In her role as Project Coordinator for OFI, Sara’s primary responsibility is managing the preparation of an annual progress report to the Institute’s funding agency, the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF). This includes developing and managing a project plan, designing tools and processes for the collection of required data, leading working group meetings, and preparing a final report for review/submission to CFREF.