Person: Dr Robert Walker

John Tak

John Tak has been appointed president and CEO of Fuel Cells Canada (FCC), replacing Ron Britton who retired earlier this year. Tak has considerable experience in global trade, government and industry initiatives. He comes to the association from Mitsubishi Canada Ltd where he was in charge of its specialty chemical business. He also held positions…

Dr John Hepburn

Dr John Hepburn has been appointed VP research at the Univ of British Columbia, succeeding Dr Indira Samarasekera, who left last November to become president of the Univ of Alberta. Currently dean of the faculty of science, Hepburn’s appointment is effective October 1. He was a professor of chemistry and physics at the Univ of…

Dr Robert Walker

Dr Robert Walker has been appointed ADM S&T at National Defence and CEO of Defence R&D Canada (DRDC), replacing Dr John Leggat who retired earlier this year (R$, July 22/05). Walker is a 28-year veteran of DRDC, holding a number of senior of positions. His most recent position was DG R&D programs, which he has…

Dr Stan Shapson

Dr Stan Shapson has been appointed interim president of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Shapson will serve beginning September 1 following the departure of Dr Marc Renaud until the federal government selects a replacement. Shapson will continue to serve as VP research and innovation at York Univ and travel to Ottawa on…

Tracy Smithson

Tracy Smithson and Paul Chevrette of DREV, Maris Rey of DREO and Jennifer Hum-Miller and David Rowlands from J2 Geo for work in collecting data to support programs and detection in heavy clutter;

Franklin Wong

Franklin Wong from DREV for developing techniques to predict service life of solid rocket motors;and; and,

Dr Robert Walker

Dr Robert Walker, DG R&D Programs at Defence R&D Canada Corporate. Walker received a personal achievement aw

Dr Jim Lee

Dr Jim Lee, Defence Research Establishment Ottawa (DREO), for his work with radar non-magnetron transmitters;

Keith Hendey

Keith Hendey and Brad Cain of Defence Civil Institute of Environmental Medicine for developing a suite of human factors engineering tools;

John Evans

John Evans and Paul Pace of Defence R&D Canada Corporate,and George Fournier from Defence Research Establishment Valcartier (DREV) for new a methodology related to unmaned aerial vehicles;