Person: Brad Duguid

Brad Duguid

Brad Duguid has been named Ontario’s new minister of Economic Development Innovation, following a Cabinet shuffle that resulted in a merger between the Ministry of Research and Innovation and Ministry of Economic Development (see page 6). First elected in Scarborough Centre in 2003, Duguid has held three previous ministerial postings: Energy, Aboriginal Affairs and Labour,…

Drew McNaughton

Drew McNaughton has been appointed inaugural president of the Alberta ICT Association. The position was created to prime the implementation of a new strategic direction for the organization. McNaughton was previously the Chair of WITEC, the Wireless and Telecom Association of Alberta, which merged earlier this year with Alberta ICT. He will continue in his…

Dr Nadine Caron

Dr Nadine Caron is joining the Governing Council of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) for a three-year term. Caron is a general endocrine surgeon and an assistant professor of surgery at the Univ of British Columbia, Northern Medical Program, in Prince George, BC. She completed a medical degree at UBC and postgraduate fellowship…

Dr Yves Alarie

Dr Yves Alarie has been appointed to a five-year term as director of Research, Development and Creativity at Laurentian Univ. A professor in Laurentian’s biology department since 1993, Alarie specializes in cladistics, aquatic insects, evolution, freshwater ecology and systematics. He holds a BA (Laval), BSc, MSc (Univ du Québec à Trois-Rivièr) and PhD (Univ of…