Person: Blair Dickerson

Dr Michael Salter

Dr Michael Salter has been appointed chief of research at the Hospital for Sick Children (Sick Kids), replacing Dr Janet Rossant upon the completion of her 10-year term. Salter has been a member of the Sick Kids Research Institute since 1989, specializing in the molecular and cellular mechanisms of normal and pathological neuroplasticity. His latest…

Blair Dickerson

Blair Dickerson has left her position as VP external relations and communications at the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council to become a VP of Rio Tinto’s Canadian operations. Dickerson held the NSERC position for seven years as the granting council boosted its participation in public-private research partnership activities. Prior to NSERC, she held positions…

Dr Brian MacVicar

Dr Brian MacVicar and Dr Jon Stoessl have been appointed co-directors of the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health — a partnership between the Univ of British Columbia’s Faculty of Medicine and Vancouver Coastal Health. MacVicar and Stoessl have been acting co-directors for the past year following the departure of founding director Dr Max Cyander.…

Dr Michael Salter

Dr Michael Salter has been appointed chief of research at the Hospital for Sick Children (Sick Kids), replacing Dr Janet Rossant upon the completion of her 10-year term. Salter has been a member of the Sick Kids Research Institute since 1989, specializing in the molecular and cellular mechanisms of normal and pathological neuroplasticity. His latest…

Blair Dickerson

Blair Dickerson has left her position as VP external relations and communications at the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council to become a VP of Rio Tinto’s Canadian operations. Dickerson held the NSERC position for seven years as the granting council boosted its participation in public-private research partnership activities. Prior to NSERC, she held positions…

Dr Brian MacVicar

Dr Brian MacVicar and Dr Jon Stoessl have been appointed co-directors of the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health — a partnership between the Univ of British Columbia’s Faculty of Medicine and Vancouver Coastal Health. MacVicar and Stoessl have been acting co-directors for the past year following the departure of founding director Dr Max Cyander.…

David Koa

David Koa has been appointed senior director of the new partnerships and strategic alliances division at the Ontario Research and Innovation Optical Network (ORION), the province’s high-speed research and education network. Koa comes to ORION from the private sector where he has held senior positions with a number of new media and technology services companies…

Peter Walker

Peter Walker has been appointed special advisor to York Univ president Mamdouh Shoukri to develop a proposal for establishing a new medical school. Walker comes to York from the Univ of Ottawa (U of O) where he was dean of medicine. While at U of O, he also participated in its Academy for Innovation in…

Blair Dickerson

Blair Dickerson has been appointed to the newly created position of VP external affairs and communications at the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council. Dickerson comes to NSERC from Natural Resources Canada where she was chief of staff to the minister, most recently Gary Lunn. She will join the NSERC management team and is responsible…

James Edwards

James Edwards has been appointed to the governing council of NSERC. Edwards is a veteran of the broadcast industry in Alberta where he started the city’s first FM station and was president of the Western Association of Broadcasters. He served as president and CEO of Economic Development Edmonton from 1998 to 2002….