George Yang leads the Sourcing and Procurement team at Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre. The team maintains vendor relations and provides support to the Lab, Systems, and Operations groups by sourcing and facilitating the purchase of consumables, reagents, equipment, and services. They deliver value by leveraging the Genome Sciences Centre's (GSC) buying power and establishing preferred contracts ensuring efficient and cost effective procurement of goods. George is responsible for supply management and strategic sourcing initiatives centralized at the GSC. He also provides guidance to secure project supplies and equipment and advises on competitive bid processes required by health authorities, academic institutions, and funding agencies. George has 10 years of experience in supply chain management in addition to 15 years of experience in wet lab environments. He holds a B.Sc. from the University of British Columbia and has held leadership roles in both the private and public sectors. He has been with the GSC since 2000.