Person: Brent Sauder

Dr Heather Munroe-Blum

Dr Heather Munroe-Blum has been appointed to the top job at McGill Univ, replacing Dr Bernard Shapiro. With the appointment, the Univ of Toronto loses a skilled and effective VP research and international relations, although Munroe-Blum won’t assume her new duties as principal and vice chancellor until January 2003. As U of T’s VP research…

Jim Flaherty

Jim Flaherty has been appointed minister of the newly minted Ministry of Enterprise, Opportunity and Innovation (MEOI), replacing Jim Wilson who will head up the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines. The new ministry responsible for S&T and innovation replaces the Ministry of Energy, Science and Innovation (MEST) which was created in 1997. MEOI combines…

Dr Nigel Lloyd

Dr Nigel Lloyd has been appointed to the newly created position of executive VP at the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), effective April 1. The new position was created following an employee survey last year which, while generally positive, pointed to the need for enhanced internal communications and strengthened leadership for internal coordination…

Dr Roger Pederson

Dr Roger Pederson has been appointed CEO of TRLabs, a position he has held on acting basis since the departure of Glen Rainbird last year. At that time, he was also appointed chief operating officer. The CEO appointment is effective immediately and will incorporate the duties of COO. Pederson’s prior experience at TR Labs includes…

Brent Sauder

Brent Sauder is joining the Univ of British Columbia as its new director of the office of research, effective June 1. Sauder is the long-time executive director of the BC Advanced Systems Institute. He hold Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in forestry from UBC and worked at MacMillan Bloedel in various research capacities, including director of…