Person: Iain Stewart

Dr Hany Moustapha

Dr Hany Moustapha has been appointed professor of mechanical engineering and director of a new aerospace program (AERO-ETS) and its undergraduate aerospace institute at the Univ of Quebec’s École technologie superieure, effective March 1st. Moustapha spent 32 years at Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC), most recently as senior fellow and director for technology and collaboration…

John McDougall

John McDougall has been appointed president of the National Research Council effective April 19th, replacing Dr Pierre Coulombe who left the position in mid February. Currently chair of Innoventures Canada (a national consortium of Canada’s research and technology deployment organizations) and a director of PFB Corp (industrial products made from beaded foam plastics), McDougall served…

Guy Levesque

Guy Levesque has been appointed director of programs at the Canada Foundation for Innovation, effective April 12th. Levesque returns to the CFI where he previously served as coordinator of institutional relations between 2002 and 2005. Since 2007, he has been manager of the Prairies regional Office of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council in…

Iain Stewart

Iain Stewart has been appointed to the governing council of the National Research Council. Currently assistant VP research at Dalhousie Univ, Stewart was formerly associate assistant DM of the science and innovation sector at Industry Canada and was heavily involved in the development of the 2007 S&T framework. He holds a master of public administration,…

Dr Anthony De Vuono

Dr Anthony De Vuono has been appointed senior VP and chief technology officer of Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd (AECL), effective August 4th. As one of three VPs in the CANDU reactor division, De Vuono will be responsible for developing AECL’s technology with a focus on competitive costing, safety and licensing requirements. He holds a…

Dr Prakash Patnaik

Dr Prakash Patnaik has been appointed to the Research and Technology Organization of NATO and its Applied Vehicle Technology panel. He is already chair of NATO’s technical committee on mechanical systems and materials for the latter panel. Patnaik is a director and chief defence scientist at the National Research Council’s Institute of Aerospace Research (IAR).…

Mitch Davies

Mitch Davies has been appointed associate assistant DM of Industry Canada’s science and innovation sector, succeeding

Iain Stewart

Iain Stewart who has departed for academia (see below). Davies is a veteran senior federal bureaucrat who has worked with several departments over his career including Privy Council Office regional and economic development policy and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (policy branch). Since joining Industry Canada, he has held several positions including DG human resources branch,…

Dr Molly Shoichet

Dr Molly Shoichet has been appointed to the board of directors of the Ontario Centres of Excellence. Shoichet is a renowned researcher and professor at the Univ of Toronto and holds a Canada Research Chair is tissue engineering. She holds a chemistry degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a PhD in polymer science…

Dr Ariane Plourde

Dr Ariane Plourde has been appointed director and regional science director of the Maurice Lamontagne Institute, replacing Jean Boulva. Lamontagne comes to the provincial marine science research centre from the Canadian Forestry Service where she was research director of the forest biology program. She is chair of the Quebec Federal Council’s science and technology committee,…