Person: Dr Mona Nemer

New policy on scientific integrity lifts gag on scientists, researchers

Ottawa recently released a model policy that allows government scientists and researchers to speak their minds freely to enable them to help shape public policy based on evidence. The Model Policy on Scientific Integrity was crafted by federal chief science advisor Dr Mona Nemer, in cooperation with the Professional Institute of the Public Service of…

Independent Expert Panel on Aquaculture

Twelve members of the science and research community have been named to the independent expert panel on aquaculture science. They will join Chief Science Advisor Dr Mona Nemer to advise the federal government about how to protect the country’s marine environment for a more responsible and sustainable aquaculture sector. The creation of the independent panel…

Q&A with Ontario’s first chief scientist, Dr Molly Shoichet

Last fall, Ontario named its first chief scientist after a nearly year-long search, selecting Dr Molly Shoichet, a biomedical scientist in Univ of Toronto. RE$EARCH MONEY spoke with her last month to learn more about what she and her team will be working on.

Ontario’s new chief scientist to serve advisory role

After a months-long public search, Ontario has announced the appointment of Dr Molly Shoichet as its first chief scientist who will advise the provincial premier on science and innovation policy based on scientific evidence.

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…

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…

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…