Person: Paul Johnston

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….

Paul Johnston

Paul Johnston has been appointed president and CEO of Precarn Inc, replacing Dr Anthony Eyton who is taking early retirement. Johnston is a 15-year veteran of Precarn, serving as its VP operations since 1997. Prior to that, he was network manager at the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Systems, a Network of Centres of Excellence…

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…

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…