Person: Iain Stewart

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 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).…

Iain Stewart

Iain Stewart has been appointed DG innovation policy branch at Industry Canada. He returns to the department after serving as a special advisor to Technology Partnerships Canada where he assisted in its re-design. Stewart was previously with Industry Canada’s industry sector (textiles, apparel, forestry) and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, where he worked on the…

Dr Peter Robertson

Dr Peter Robertson is stepping down as associate VP research and industry relations, director of the technology transfer office at the Univ of Alberta and CEO of TEC Edmonton. Robertson returns to the private sector to assist a California-based geotechnical spin-off firm he helped create. His TEC Edmonton duties will be assumed on an acting…

Richard Fadden

Richard Fadden leaves the presidency of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to become DM Natural Resources Canada. He has had senior postings with the Privy Council Office (PCO) and Treasury Board Secretariat. Errol Mendes has been appointed senior advisor to the PCO responsible for diversity and special projects. He comes to government from the Univ…

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,…