Organization: McGill Univ

Jean-Charles Fahmy

The Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN), an industry-led consortium helping accelerate the commercialization of next generation communications solutions, announced the appointment of a new CEO, Jean-Charles (JC) Fahmy, effective June 4. Fahmy is an alumnus of McGill Univ (MBA) and Univ of Ottawa (BASc in Electrical Engineering). He has more than 20…

Should university mindset about innovation evolve?

Canada’s innovation ranking over the past two decades has not improved, according to the latest OECD data. Let me express alarm in the situation as publicly funded research is an important contributor to innovation.

CSA’s first 100 days reveal overwhelming appetite from government for science advice

The honeymoon is over and the Chief Science Advisor is getting right down to business. But it was a jam-packed 100 days for Dr Mona Nemer, who was appointed last fall as Canada’s first chief science advisor (CSA) 10 years after the previous Conservative government eliminated the position and dismissed her predecessor, Dr Arthur Carty.

David Perry

The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) has named David Perry as chief talent officer to focus on developing Canada’s human resources leadership as part of CATA’s innovation agenda. A CEO of the boutique executive search and management consulting firm Perry-Martel International, Perry handled more than 1,000 projects and created an extensive personal network of leading CEOs and…

New appointees to CIHR Governing Council

The Governing Council of Canadian Institutes of Health Research has announced six new members appointed by Health minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor.

RBC steps up investments in AI with new Montreal lab

Montreal has attracted two Canadian financial institutions to its emerging artificial intelligence (AI) cluster. The Royal Bank of Canada has announced more investments in AI research with a new AI lab to open in the city. It also announced a joint, $4-million investment with Bank of Montreal for the Creative Destruction Lab, also in Montreal.…

$16M donation establishes centre for autism research at McGill Univ

A donation of $16 million has helped establish a new autism research centre at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (MNI) at McGill Univ. The Azrieli Centre for Autism Research (ACAR) will conduct research on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that could lead to the development of better diagnostic tools and more effective therapies for people…