Person: Dr Marc Garneau

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 Marc Garneau

Dr Marc Garneau has been appointed president of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), replacing Mac Evans who is retiring from the public service after 35 years. Effective November 22, the appointment is Canada’s first astronaut to go into space, making three flights before taking on executive responsibilities at the CSA. Garneau received a BSc from…

Dr William Bridger

Dr William Bridger assumed his new duties September 1 as president and CEO of the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Science and Engineering Research (AHFSER). Formerly VP research at the Univ of Western Ontario, Bridger was previously associate VP research and a professor of biochemistry at the Univ of Alberta. As head of Alberta’s newest research…

Daniel Pharand

Daniel Pharand has been appointed executive VP business development of PanGeo Pharma Inc, a Montreal-based contract manufacturer providing formulation development and sale distribution services to multinational drug firms. Pharand is also VP health sciences at Innovatech du Grand Montréal, a venture capital firm and an investor in PanGeo. He represents Innovatech on the boards of…

Senator Yves Morin

Senator Yves Morin has been appointed special advisor on health research to Health Canada and minister Alan Rock. He will have a multi-faceted role as an advisor, working with senior officials and the minister to determine appropriate future funding levels for health research and to help enhance the profile of health research in conjunction with…

Gerri Sinclair

Gerri Sinclair has been appointed president of the recently created British Columbia Premier’s Technology Council (PTC). Sinclair is also a member of the BC Progress Board, which reports to the premier twice a year on the province’s economic progress to provide a framework for the government’s budget preparations. She brings to both positions extensive private…

Dr Eric Manning

Dr Eric Manning and Dr Ali Shoja have joined with research team at Vancouver’s New Media Innovation Centre (NewMIC). The two Univ of Victoria scientists are professors in the department of computer science and will be working at NewMIC one day a week on reconstructing the Internet to deliver high-speed, high-quality new media applications. The…

Dr Norman Beaulieu

Dr Norman Beaulieu has been appointed the first chair of the Univ of Alberta’s new Informatics Circle of Research Excellence (iCORE) Wireless Communications Laboratory. Beaulieu will lead research on the physical network needed to permit increased transmission rates and connectivity to the telephone network and the Internet. Beaulieu joined the U of A’s engineering faculty…