Person: Dr Mona Nemer

Dr Mona Nemer named Chief Science Advisor to PM, Science minister

Prime minister Justin Trudeau on September 26 named Dr Mona Nemer as Canada’s new Chief Science Advisor (CSA) for a three-year term. Nemer is a medical researcher, professor and VP research at Univ of Ottawa. She held the latter role for 11 years before stepping down last summer. In her new position, Nemer will advise…

John Roese

John Roese has been appointed chief technology officer (CTO) of Nortel Networks Corp with responsibility for the company’s overall R&D strategy and execution. Roese comes to Nortel from Broadcom Corp, Irvine CA, a communications semiconductor firm where he held the positions of VP and CTO for networking technologies. An authority on network convergence and emerging…

Whitney Rockley

Whitney Rockley has been appointed VP finance and financial executive-in-residence for TEC Edmonton, a joint venture between the Univ of Alberta and the Edmonton Economic Development Corp. Rockley will use her venture capital (VC) experience to assist TEC Edmonton in growing regional advanced technology start-ups, as well as overseeing the finances of the organization. She…

Dr Ian Graham

Dr Ian Graham has been appointed VP knowledge translation for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), effective July 10th. Graham is an associate professor at the Univ of Ottawa’s School of Nursing and a senior social scientist (clinical epidemiology) at the Ottawa Health Research Institute. He holds a PhD in medical sociology from McGill…

Dr Mona Nemer

Dr Mona Nemer has been appointed VP research at the Univ of Ottawa, replacing Dr Howard Alper who is stepping down after nine years. Nemer comes to the U of O from the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montr‚al (IRCM), a 30-year-old, non-profit institute aligned with McGill Univ and the Univ of Montreal and housing…

Dr Murray McLaughlin

Dr Murray McLaughlin has been appointed director of business development for the Canadian Light Source at the Univ of Saskatchewan. Mclaughlin brings a host of business, management and marketing strengths to the CLS, Canada’s only synchrotron which is now seeking clients for its various beamlines seeking new information on the chemical nature and molecular structure…