Person: Dr Marc Garneau

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…

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. Paul Guild

Dr. Paul Guild has been appointed VP research at the Univ of Waterloo, effective January 1/01, replacing Dr. Carolyn Hansson, who completed a five-year term. Guild is a leading expert in the management of technological change and a faculty member in the department of management sciences. He is also cross-appointed to the departments of psychology…

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…