Person: Iain Stewart

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,…

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,…