Person: Paul Johnston

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…

Stephen DeFalco

Stephen DeFalco has been appointed COO of MDS Inc and will become president and CEO when he replaces retiring John Rogers at the end of 2005. Defalco is chair and CEO of US Genomics, a firm he founded in 2003. Prior to that he was president of PerkinElmer Instruments and senior VP of PerkinElmer Inc.…

Gregory McKee

Gregory McKee has been appointed president and CEO of Victoria-based Stressgen Biotechnologies Corp, replacing Dan Korpolinski. The move comes after Stressgen withdrew its preliminary prospectus for a common share offering and a decision to sell its bioreagents business to a US firm (see New Briefs). Prior to his appointment, McKee was Stressgen’s chief financial officer…

Dr Alan Bernstein

Dr Alan Bernstein has been re-appointed to a second five-year term as president of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. The appointment is subject to review by the Standing Committee on Health….

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…

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…