Person: Paul Johnston

Dr Peter Munsche

Dr Peter Munsche is stepping down as assistant VP, technology transfer at the Univ of Toronto after 17 years. Munsche took up the position after serving for six years (1982-88) as executive director of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. While at U of T, he was founding chair of the Canadian University Intellectual Property…

Karimah Es Sabar

Karimah Es Sabar has been appointed executive director of BC Biotech, an association representing the province’s biotechnology industry. Es Sabar was most recently VP and COO of Medsurge Medical Inc. Prior to that, she was founder and managing director of SAL Healthcare Ltd, a marketing, distribution and consulting firm in Nairobi Kenya. Es Sabar holds…

Dr André Musy

Dr André Musy has been appointed DG of Ouranos, the research institute of Hydro-Québec. Musy comes to Ouranos from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). His experience in hydrology, the environment and land and water use is well suited to Ouranos’ two-pronged research program of climate science/hydrology and impacts and adaptation strategies. Musy holds…

Dr Trevor Hawkins

Dr Trevor Hawkins has been appointed to the newly created position of chief science and technology officer at MDS Inc. Hawkins joins MDS during a period of transition in the executive suite (see below). He was previously president of the molecular diagnostics business unit at GE Healthcare and senior VP development and new business initiatives…

Paul Johnston

Paul Johnston has been elected vice-chair of the International Federation of Robotics at its annual general meeting in Stockholm last October. He will become chair in June 2003. Johnston is VP operations for Precarn Inc, Canada’s premier robotics and intelligent systems research network. He has served as Canada’s representative to the Federation since 1995 and…

Dr Camille Limoges

Dr Camille Limoges has been appointed to the governing council of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Limoges, who recently retired from the Quebec civil service, has enjoyed an impressive career in government and academia and is acknowledged as the “father of modern science and technology policy” in Quebec. The Montreal native received…

John MacDonald

John MacDonald has been appointed president and chief operating officer of AT&T Canada, succeeding Harry Truderrung. He joins CEO John McLennan at the helm of the firm, reuniting a management team that successfully repositioned Bell Canada in the mid 1990s. MacDonald began his telecom career with NBTel in 1977, rising through the ranks to became…