Person: Alan Rock

Alan Rock

Alan Rock has been appointed president and vice-chancellor of the Univ of Ottawa, replacing Gilles Patry who held the positions since 2001 and oversaw the university’s rapid rise as a research powerhouse. Rock was Canada’s ambassador to the United Nations from 2004 to 2006 and previously held a number of Cabinet positions in the Chrétien…

Dr Robert Crawhall

Dr Robert Crawhall has been appointed the first president and CEO of NanoQuébec. Crawhall has been the president and CEO of the National Capital Institute of Telecommunications for a past seven years, following a 15-year career at Bell-Northern Research and Nortel Networks Corp where he held the positions of director of advanced strategic planning and…

Dr Mark Pozansky

Dr Mark Pozansky has been appointed chair of the board of directors for the Ontario Genomics Institute (OGI). A board member since 2004, Pozansky was president and scientific director of the Robarts Research Institute from 2003 to 2007. He replaces Mark Lievonen, who is stepping down but will remain a board member. Also joining OGI…

Gregory Kealey

Gregory Kealey has been appointed the first provost at the Univ of New Brunswick. Kealey, who is UNB’s VP research, will hold both positions simultaneously. He also chairs Board of Enterprise UNB, the university’s technology transfer arm. The provost position runs until the end of 2011 during a period of transition in the province’s post-secondary…

Dr Stephen Moran

Dr Stephen Moran has been appointed president and CEO of the Centre for Research in Earth and Space Technology (CRESTech). Moran comes to the Ontario Centres of Excellence program from Alberta where was a key player in developing that province’s innovation strategy. He held a variety of senior positions within the government’s science and technology…

Dr Francois Baylis

Dr Francois Baylis and Hubert Gauthier have been appointed to the governing council of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Baylis is an associate professor at Dalhousie Univ’s Faculty of Medicine (Office of Bioethics Education) and has extensive experience in health care ethics and policy. She holds a PhD in philosophy with a specialization…

Alan Rock

Alan Rock (Etobicoke Centre) has been appointed Minister of Industry, replacing Brian Tobin who abruptly retired from politics earlier this month. Rock’s appointment is part of a massive Cabinet shuffle and signals a continuation of the government’s strong emphasis on innovation, which will benefit from the former Health minister’s championing of the Canadian Institutes of…

Maurizio Bevilacqua

Maurizio Bevilacqua (Vaughan-King-Aurora ON) has been appointed secretary of state for science, research and development, replacing Dr Gilbert Normand, who no longer holds a Cabinet position. Bevilacqua was first elected in 1988 and has been re-elected four times. He served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Human Resources Development and to the Minister of…

Greg Mumford

Greg Mumford has been appointed chief technology officer (CTO) of Nortel Networks Corp, Brampton ON, capping a 30-year career with the telecommunications networking giant. Mumford will report directly to Frank Dunn, Nortel’s recently installed president and CEO, and will be based at the firm’s central laboratories in Ottawa. He moves to CTO after serving as…