Correction A notice on the retirement of Dr William Bridger in the April 24/04 issue of RE$EARCH MONEY incorrectly stated the date in which he was appointed to the Alberta Ingenuity Fund as its president and CEO. Bridger joined the organization in September 2001.
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Clarification The May 10/04 issue of RE$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 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 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…
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.