Person: Debbie Lawes

MPs see resource industry’s problems as potential boon for clean tech

Clean technology and traditional resource industries like oil and gas may seem like strange bedfellows but federal politicians hope closer ties between the sectors will enable Canada to meet two of its biggest challenges: reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and creating jobs. Debbie Lawes reports

Dr Michael Hayden

Dr Michael Hayden has been awarded this year’s Priz Galien Canada award for research to acknowledge his contributions to biopharmaceutical research. The award was judged by an eight-person jury of university and industrial scientists in the pharmaceutical field and was presented November 15th at a gala event in Montreal. Hayden was chosen for his pioneering…

Dr Robert Young

Dr Robert Young has been chosen as the inaugural recipient of the Genome British Columbia Research Leadership Award. The $250,000 infrastructure support award coincides with selection of Young as the Merck Frosst BC Leadership Chair in Pharmaceutical Genomics in Drug Discovery at Simon Fraser Univ by the province’s Leading Edge Endowment Fund (LEEF). He is…

Dr Marc Saner

Dr Marc Saner has stepped down as executive VP and director of assessments for the Council of Canadian Academies, effective October 16. Saner joined the CCA in March, 2006, before the organization’s official launch but his position will not be filled. Instead, assessment activity will be assumed by CCA president Dr Peter Nicholson. The CCA…

Debbie Lawes

Debbie Lawes, consulting editor to RE$EARCH MONEY, has acquired Tech Media Reports, which publishes five business-to-business newsletters focusing on the Canadian telecommunications, broadcast distribution, wireless, new media and information technology sectors. Lawes becomes publisher and managing editor of the Ottawa-based company which, prior to 2000, included RE$EARCH MONEY among its newsletter titles. She will continue…

Debbie Lawes

Debbie Lawes has been appointed editor of Canada Research Horizons (CRH), a new quarterly magazine focused on federally funded and performed science and technology. Lawes joined CRH in September to oversee the magazine’s creation and is currently completing the first issue for release next month. Prior to joining CRH, she was publisher and managing editor…

Dr Mark Young

Dr Mark Young has resigned from his position as chief operating officer of Biomira Inc to pursue other opportunities. Young will stay on in a consulting capacity until June 30 and the firm will not seek a replacement during that time. He is credited with helping to transform Edmonton-based Biomira into a products-oriented firm and…

Dr Alan Shotter

Dr Alan Shotter has been appointed director of TRIUMF, effective September 1. Shotter comes to Canada’s national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics from Edinbourgh Univ where he was head of the physics and astronomy departments and helped with the development of a European strategy for radioactive beams. His principal interest is nuclear astrophysics and…

Dr Tim McTiernan

Dr Tim McTiernan has been appointed assistant DM of Ontario’s Ministry of Energy, Science and Technology (MEST). McTiernan is president of Canadore College of Applied Arts and Technology in North Bay and previously held several senior positions with the Yukon Government. He holds a BA in philosophy and psychology from Trinity College in Dublin Ireland,…