Person: Marie-Lucie Morin

Marie-Lucie Morin

Marie-Lucie Morin has been appointed associate secretary to the Cabinet and national security advisor to the prime minister, effective November 17th. Morin is a career senior civil servant with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade and its predecessors. Most recently she held the position of DM international trade (which includes the S&T portfolio).…

Dr Lorne Tyrell

Dr Lorne Tyrell has agreed to prepare a report on how to best improve Alberta’s health research directed towards improving population health and improving links to the research priorities of partners, government and various funding sources. The report will be prepared in collaboration with the Alberta Advanced Education and Technology’s review of the province’s research…

John MacInnis

John MacInnis has been appointed VP portfolio development and licensing for Mississauga-based Cipher Pharmaceuticals. MacInnis will be responsible for identifying and evaluating pipeline products and technologies and pursuing strategic alliances and partnerships. Cipher commercializes current marketed molecules using advanced delivery technologies, moving them through clinical development and regulatory approvals…. Former New Brunswick premier Bernard Lord…

Dr Bruce McNaughton

Dr Bruce McNaughton is the recipient of Alberta’s first AHFMR Polaris Award, a prestigious new award announced two years ago (R$, October 4/06). McNaughton — a world renowned Canadian neuroscientist who moved to the US 26 years ago — will receive $10 million over 10 years from the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research. It…

Jeffrey Dale

Jeffrey Dale has announced his intention to resign as president and CEO of the Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation (OCRI) after seven years. Under Dale’s leadership, OCRI completed its consolidation with the Ottawa Economic Development Corp and merged with the Ottawa Life Sciences Council, more than doubling its annual budget to $8 million. The…

Ric Rumble

Ric Rumble has been appointed president and CEO of Quebec City-based TSO3, a developer of medical instrument sterilization technology. Rumble comes to TSO3 from Berchtold Corp, a Charleston SC-based developer of surgical equipment. He has held a variety of executive positions with medical device manufacturing firms in Canada and the US over a 25-year career.…

Marie-Lucie Morin

Marie-Lucie Morin has been appointed DM international trade after a three-year stint as associate DM foreign affairs. She replaces Robert Fonberg, who moves to Treasury Board as senior associate secretary. Morin is a veteran of the diplomatic corps, holding positions in London, Jakarta and San Francisco before becoming ambassador to Norway and the Republic of…

Dr Paul Gauvreau

Dr Paul Gauvreau has been named the inaugural chairholder of a new NSERC Chair in Design Engineering for the Urban Environment. Gauvreau, an associate professor of civil engineering at the Univ of Toronto, will use the Toronto area as a source of design opportunities, focusing on the design and development of new materials and urban…

Dr Stephen Arneric

Dr Stephen Arneric has been appointed VP research and preclinical development at Neuromed Pharmaceuticals, a private Vancouver-based company that recently struck a major collaborative research agreement with Merck & Co Ltd (R$, March 31/06). Arneric comes to Neuromed from Pfizer Inc’s Ann Arbor Laboratories where he was senior director and head for nervous systems biology.…

Dr David Wheeler

Dr David Wheeler has been appointed dean of Dalhousie Univ’s faculty of management, effective July 1. Wheeler comes to Dalhousie from York Univ’s Schulich School of Business where he is a professor of business and sustainability. While at York he was founding director of the York Institute for Research and Innovation, a strategic initiative involving…