Person: Paul Dufour

Dr Fred Gault

Dr Fred Gault has been appointed a visiting fellow at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) for a one-year term. Gault joins the IDRC after a 24-year career at Statistics Canada in charge of the Science, Innovation and Electronic Information Division and its precursors. As a visiting fellow, he will assist the Centre in strengthening…

Dr Martha Piper

Dr Martha Piper has been appointed chair of the board of trustees for the National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT), effective April 1st. She replaces founding chair Preston Manning. Piper has had a long career in the university sector as president and vice-chancellor of the Univ of British Columbia (1997 to 2006) and VP research at…

Paul Dufour

Paul Dufour has been appointed senior advisor for international S&T with Natural Resources Canada’s Energy Technology and Programs sector within the CANMET Energy Technology Centre secretariat. Dufour will be engaged in developing international partnerships in areas such as advanced and clean energy systems. Prior to joining NRCan, Dufour was senior advisor for international science of…

Dr Lynn Buchanan

Dr Lynn Buchanan has been appointed VP life sciences at the Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation (OCRI). Buchanan replaces Ken Lawless who joined OCRI in 2006 following its merger with the Ottawa Life Sciences Council, of which he was president. Lawless left the organization last year. Buchanan will head up OCRI Life Sciences with…

Paul Dufour

Of Dinosaurs, Slime Moulds and YouTube
By Paul Dufour

You would be mistaken in thinking that this is a commentary on current political discourse, or a screed about technophiles afflicted with CPA (Continuous Partial Attention).

Dr Xiaoyi Bao

Dr Xiaoyi Bao is the inaugural recipient of Univ of Ottawa Inventor of the Year Award. Bao holds a Canada Research chair in fibre optics and photonics. She is considered a world leader in remote sensing using photonics, specifically Brillouin scattering-based distributed fibre optic sensors and characterization using lasers and optical cable. The research is…

Correction

Correction A notice on the retirement of Dr William Bridger in the April 24/04 issue of RE$EARCH MONEY incorrectly stated the date in which he was appointed to the Alberta Ingenuity Fund as its president and CEO. Bridger joined the organization in September 2001.

Clarification

Clarification The May 10/04 issue of RE$EARCH MONEY carried an editorial containing an assertion that may have been misleading. The editorial discussed recent data from Statistics Canada showing that the number of industrial R&D performers has declined over the past seven years. The statement that many people have reacted to the data with shock and…

Paul Dufour

Paul Dufour has been appointed senior advisor for international science in the recently created office of the National Science Advisor in the Privy Council Office, for a one-year term. Dufour is a veteran of the federal science and technology community, most recently serving as a senior program specialist at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC),…

Dr Karen Hitchcock

Dr Karen Hitchcock has been appointed president of Queen’s Univ, the first non-Canadian ever chosen for the position. She replaces Dr William Leggett who has completed a 10-year term. The US-born Hitchcock was most recently president of Univ at Albany, State University of New York, where sponsored research income rose 46% over the past six…