Person: Michel Perron

Dr Michael J. Strong

Dr Michael J. Strong has been appointed the new president of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) effective October 1.

Dr Peter Lewis

Dr Peter Lewis has been appointed interim VP research and innovation of the Univ of Toronto, effective July 1. Lewis has been the university’s associate VP research and innovation specializing in global research partnerships since 2010. He takes on the interim VP position following the departure of Dr Paul Young to return as a full…

John Molloy

John Molloy has been appointed executive chairman of ABcann Medicinals, a Napanee ON-based developer and grower of medical marijuana. Molloy was president and CEO of PARTEQ Innovations — the technology transfer arm of Queen’s Univ — for more than 27 years before stepping down last year (R$, June 21/13). (He was replaced on a permanent…

Michel Perron

Michel Perron has been appointed VP external affairs and business development at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), replacing Dr Robert Thirsk who retired in February. Perron comes to CIHR from the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse where he has served as CEO since 1999. He will be responsible for all matters relating to…