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…
Person: Paul Dufour
Joe Fontana has been appointed chair of the Council of Science and Technology Advisors (CSTA), a government-created body to provide strategic advice on the management of internal S&T. Fontana, a Liberal MP for London North Centre, is parliamentary secretary to the prime minister for science and small business. The CSTA was chaired until December/03 by…
Jeff Parker has been named consul general in Seattle WA, effective September/04. Parker has served as executive director of Technology Partnerships Canada since 2001 and held several senior positions at Treasury Board Secretariat, Department of Finance and Privy Council Office between 1993 and 2000….
On the Shape of Science Advice to Come?
By Paul Dufour
NRC President Arthur Carty has lots of new friends and critical new challenges. It was gratifying to see his appointment by the prime minister as national science adviser, as well as the challenging mandate for Dr Carty in the Speech From the Throne and its subsequent response.
The Maple Leaf , the Blackberry & Shawinigan Science Policy
By Paul Dufour
In this era of rapid technological change and media saturation, psychologists and other social scientists have been busy analysing a unique, modern-day hubris.