Bryan Gaensler is a Canadian Astronomer, working as the Director of the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics. In addition, he is the Canadian Research Chair and Professor of Astronomy in the David A. Dunlap Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at The University of Toronto. Dr. Gaensler is also the Director of the Canadian Initiative for Radio Astronomy Data Analysis (CIRADA), and he was the co-chair for the Canadian Astronomy Long Range Plan 2020 (LRP2020). Currently, he is the co-chair for the Toronto Initiative for Diversity and Excellence (TIDE). His main research interests focus on cosmic magnetism, time-domain astrophysics and interstellar gas.