Person: Bernard Courtois

Bernard Courtois

Bernard Courtois is stepping down as president and CEO of the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) after a term of more than seven years. Courtois served on the ITAC board of directors since 1999 and was appointed to the top spot in January 2004. Prior to ITAC, he served in a range of positions…

Dr Mamdouh Shoukri

Dr Mamdouh Shoukri has been appointed to a second five-year term as president and vice-chancellor of York Univ, with his new term beginning July 1/12. Prior to joining York, Shoukri enjoyed a long career at McMaster Univ where he served as chair of the department of mechanical engineering, dean of the faculty of engineering and…

Dr Steve Liang

Dr Steve Liang has received $220,000 to develop a virtual environmental observatory from Microsoft Research and Alberta Innovates – Technology Futures. Liang heads up the Univ of Calgary’s GeoSensor Web Lab, which is contributing to the GeoCENS (Geospatial Cyberinfrastructure for Environmental Sensing) project. The funding will allow Liang to expand his GeoCENS work, whi

Bernard Courtois

ICT strategy would help boost productivity
By Bernard Courtois

Canada needs a wake-up call – and productivity and competitiveness are at the core of what this wake-up call should be about. The Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) has produced a paper entitled: “The Issue: ICT and Productivity” that points to numerous studies showing productivity in today’s economy is driven by investment in, and particularly use of, information and communications technology (ICT).

Bernard Courtois

Bernard Courtois has been appointed president and CEO of the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC), replacing Bill Bergen who held the position for less than one year. Courtois is a veteran lawyer specializing in the telecommunications sector and other regulated industries. Since 1991, he has held a variety of positions at Bell Canada. Courtois…

Dr Michael Kramer

Dr Michael Kramer has been appointed executive director of the Canadian Institute of Health Research’s Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health. A physician and researcher at McGill Univ, Kramer has been leading the institute in an interim capacity and chaired its advisory board. He succeeds Dr John Challis, who has been appointed VP…

Dr Anne Martin-Matthews

Dr Anne Martin-Matthews has been appointed interim executive director of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s Institute of Aging. Martin-Matthews is affiliated with the Univ of British Columbia, where she has served as a professor in the school of social work and associate dean of research and graduate studies. She replaces Dr Rejean Hebert, who…