Person: Paul Dufour

Pat Mortimer

Pat Mortimer has been appointed secretary general and executive VP of the National Research Council as part of a restructuring of the organization which was announced internally last month. Mortimer will be responsible for corporate governance, access to information and privacy and ethics. Administrative oversight responsibilities include for strategic and operational planning, legal, communication, audit…

Paul Dufour

Requiem for a science council
By Paul Dufour

Spare a thought for public and transparent science advisory councils in Canada. They have all gone the way of the dodo. This summer, readers of RE$EARCH MONEY were alerted to the elimination of one of our original science advisory councils — Quebec’s Conseil de la science et de la technologie (CST) (R$, July 22/11).

Paul Dufour

Paul Dufour has been appointed to the board of external advisors of the new Battelle Centre for Science and Technology Policy. Dufour is a fellow of the Institute for Science, Society and Policy at the Univ of Ottawa and principal of PaulicyWorks, a science policy consulting firm in Gatineau QC. He recently retired from the…

Paul Dufour

A place for science in the Speech from the Throne
By Paul Dufour

Twenty-five years ago, a Minister of State for Science and Technology under the federal Progressive Conservative government gave an address to the House in response to the October1, 1986 Speech from the Throne.

Paul Dufour

On improving dialogues between the scientific illiterate and politically clueless
By Paul Dufour

The interactions between politicians and scientists are undergoing more scrutiny these days. And well they should as science underpins much of what constitutes public policy.

Paul Dufour

The provinces, the feds & national S&T building
By Paul Dufour

With the announcement in March that the Quebec government was shutting down its long-time science advisory body, the Conseil de la science et de la technologie (CST), a productive and decidedly public chapter in Canadian science policy efforts has come to an end (R$, April 9/10).

Paul Dufour

Perspectives in science policy
How to Recognize a Minister for the Future
By Paul Dufour

I have yet to meet someone with a business card that says Minister for the Future — at least not yet. Some would say it is almost an oxymoron.

Paul Dufour

Alberta’s Foresight and the Need for Over-the-Horizon Thinking
By Paul Dufour

Precisely 25 years ago, I co-wrote a report with Don LeRoy for Canada’s leading research think tank — the Science Council of Canada — on the evolving role of the provincial research organizations and their mandates in support of technology and innovation for Canadian business and society.

Bill Pilkington

Bill Pilkington has been appointed senior VP and chief nuclear officer of the research and technology division of Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd (AECL). Working under veteran division president Dr David Torgerson, Pilkington will be responsible for safety, operations, health and the environment as they relate to meeting regulatory and operations requirements at the Chalk…

Len Dacombe

Len Dacombe has been appointed Director Manitoba Operations for TRLabs, replacing Jeff Rohne who becomes TRLabs’ VP and corporate secretary. A telecom specialist with a long career at Manitoba Telecom services, Dacombe will focus on expanding the R&D program for information and communications technologies and manage day-to-day operations….