Person: Dr Ted Hewitt

Dr Ted Hewitt, president of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Open innovation at Canada’s universities — an idea whose time has come
By Dr Ted Hewitt

There has been much discussion in recent months regarding the benefits of broadly collaborative — or “open innovation” — models for commercializing research, or otherwise mobilizing research from academy to market.

Dr Ted Hewitt

Dr Ted Hewitt has been appointed president of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), replacing Dr Chad Gaffield (R$, April 15/14). Hewitt was previously SSHRC’s executive VP and COO and has managed the agency’s day-to-day operations since Gaffield’s departure last August. He joined SSHRC as a member of the governing council in 2011…

Raymond Leduc

Raymond Leduc has been appointed president of Bell Helicopter Textron Canada after serving a nine-month term as the firm’s VP engineering. He replaces Barry Kohler who was named executive VP at Bell’s headquarters in Fort Worth TX. Leduc was previously director of IBM’s Bromont semiconductor plant for more than nine years and its director of…

Dr John Evans

Dr John Evans died February 13th at age 85. Evans was successful high-tech executive and unflagging supporter of research who was instrumental in the founding of the MaRS Discovery District, of which he was the first board chair. He held several technology executive positions including CEO of Allelix (dubbed Canada’s first biotechnology company) and was…

Dr Ted Hewitt

Dr Ted Hewitt has been appointed president of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), replacing Dr Chad Gaffield (R$, April 15/14). Hewitt was previously SSHRC’s executive VP and COO and has managed the agency’s day-to-day operations since Gaffield’s departure last August. He joined SSHRC as a member of the governing council in 2011…

Raymond Leduc

Raymond Leduc has been appointed president of Bell Helicopter Textron Canada after serving a nine-month term as the firm’s VP engineering. He replaces Barry Kohler who was named executive VP at Bell’s headquarters in Fort Worth TX. Leduc was previously director of IBM’s Bromont semiconductor plant for more than nine years and its director of…

Dr John Evans

Dr John Evans died February 13th at age 85. Evans was successful high-tech executive and unflagging supporter of research who was instrumental in the founding of the MaRS Discovery District, of which he was the first board chair. He held several technology executive positions including CEO of Allelix (dubbed Canada’s first biotechnology company) and was…

Dr Graham Carr

Dr Graham Carr has been appointed VP research and graduate studies at Concordia Univ, a position he has held on an interim basis since January. Carr will be responsible for maximizing research funding opportunities, strategic research goals development, and facilitating research and research creation as well as technology transfer and knowledge mobilization. He holds a…

Dr Kate Moran

Dr Kate Moran has been appointed president and CEO of Ocean Networks Canada (ONC), replacing founding president and CEO Dr Martin Taylor. ONC was established in 2007 to manage the NEPTUNE Canada and VENUS cabled ocean networks and subsequently its Centre for Enterprise and Management. Moran was previously appointed to the position of director of…