Person: Dr Marc Garneau

Dr Marc Garneau

Government does not understand science
By Dr Marc Garneau

If there is one reason more than any other that brought me into politics, it was the importance of science, technology and innovation to Canada’s future.

Richard Dicerni

Richard Dicerni has been appointed DM Industry Canada, replacing Suzanne Hurtubise who becomes DM Public Safety. Dicerni comes to Industry Canada from the private sector, most recently as partner at Mercer Delta Canada, a position he held since December/05. Prior to that he held a series of senior management positions at Ontario Power Generation Inc…

Dr Marc Garneau

Dr Marc Garneau has been appointed to the board of directors of UTS Energy Corp, Calgary, a major player in the development of Alberta’s s oil sands. Garneau was formerly president of the Canadian Space Agency before leaving to make a failed bid at politics as a Liberal candidate in the riding of Vaudreuil-Soulanges. Also…

Marie-Lucie Morin

Marie-Lucie Morin has been appointed DM international trade after a three-year stint as associate DM foreign affairs. She replaces Robert Fonberg, who moves to Treasury Board as senior associate secretary. Morin is a veteran of the diplomatic corps, holding positions in London, Jakarta and San Francisco before becoming ambassador to Norway and the Republic of…

Dr Paul Gauvreau

Dr Paul Gauvreau has been named the inaugural chairholder of a new NSERC Chair in Design Engineering for the Urban Environment. Gauvreau, an associate professor of civil engineering at the Univ of Toronto, will use the Toronto area as a source of design opportunities, focusing on the design and development of new materials and urban…

Dr Stephen Arneric

Dr Stephen Arneric has been appointed VP research and preclinical development at Neuromed Pharmaceuticals, a private Vancouver-based company that recently struck a major collaborative research agreement with Merck & Co Ltd (R$, March 31/06). Arneric comes to Neuromed from Pfizer Inc’s Ann Arbor Laboratories where he was senior director and head for nervous systems biology.…

Dr David Wheeler

Dr David Wheeler has been appointed dean of Dalhousie Univ’s faculty of management, effective July 1. Wheeler comes to Dalhousie from York Univ’s Schulich School of Business where he is a professor of business and sustainability. While at York he was founding director of the York Institute for Research and Innovation, a strategic initiative involving…

Dr Marc Garneau

Dr Marc Garneau has been appointed to the board of directors of UTS Energy Corp, Calgary, a major player in the development of Alberta’s s oil sands. Garneau was formerly president of the Canadian Space Agency before leaving to make a failed bid at politics as a Liberal candidate in the riding of Vaudreuil-Soulanges. Also…

Richard Dicerni

Richard Dicerni has been appointed DM Industry Canada, replacing Suzanne Hurtubise who becomes DM Public Safety. Dicerni comes to Industry Canada from the private sector, most recently as partner at Mercer Delta Canada, a position he held since December/05. Prior to that he held a series of senior management positions at Ontario Power Generation Inc…

Marie-Lucie Morin

Marie-Lucie Morin has been appointed DM international trade after a three-year stint as associate DM foreign affairs. She replaces Robert Fonberg, who moves to Treasury Board as senior associate secretary. Morin is a veteran of the diplomatic corps, holding positions in London, Jakarta and San Francisco before becoming ambassador to Norway and the Republic of…