Person: Dr Alain Beaudet

CIHR appoints Dr Roderick McInnes as acting head of CIHR

Dr Roderick McInnes has been appointed acting president of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) in advance of a much-anticipated report on federal support for fundamental science.  McInnes previously served as the inaugural scientific director of the CIHR’s Institute of Genetics from 2000-2010. Recognized as a champion of collaborative research, his research began at…

Denise Amyot 2013

Denise Amyot has been appointed president and CEO of the Association of Community Colleges of Canada, replacing the outgoing James Knight. Amyot has more than 25 years in the federal public service, holding ADM positions with Social Development Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada and senior VP with the Canada Public Service Agency’s…

Dr Alain Beaudet

Dr Alain Beaudet has been re-appointed president of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) for a second five-year term. During his first term, Beaudet spearheaded several new initiatives at CIHR, which has had its budget frozen in recent years as part of the government’s deficit elimination measures. He helped implement the new Strategy for…

Alain Beaudet

CIHR at 10: challenges met, challenges to come
By Dr Alain Beaudet

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2010. Ten years may seem long, but it is actually a very short time particularly for an organization with such an ambitious mandate, working in areas where outcomes tend to be long-term.

Dr Stephen Hall

Dr Stephen Hall has been appointed president and CEO of the Mining Innovation, Rehabilitation and Applied Research Corporation (MINARCO), affiliated with Laurentian Univ. Hall comes to MINARCO from the Univ of Ballarat in Victoria Australia where he was head of the school of science and engineering. He replaces Dr Peter Kaiser, who becomes founding director…

Dr Alain Beaudet

Dr Alain Beaudet has been appointed president of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Beaudet comes to CIHR from the Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec (FRSQ) where he held the positions of president and CEO (2004-2008) and director of scientific affairs (2000-2004). He replaces interim president Dr Pierre Chartrand who held…

Dr Ted Sargent

Dr Ted Sargent has been awarded a $10-million Global Research Partnership grant from the King Abdullah University of Saudia Arabia (KAUST), the only Canadian in a group of 12 founding international scientists to receive the awards. Sargent is a professor of electrical and computer engineering and Canada Research Chair in nanotechnology at the Univ of…

Dr John Polanyi

Dr John Polanyi has been awarded the Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). Polanyi was chosen for the award — which provides $1 million in research funding over five years –— for his research into chemical lasers which led to his sharing the…

Dr Annette Trimbee

Dr Annette Trimbee has been appointed DM of the Alberta Ministry of Advanced Education and Technology (AET). She comes to AET from the Ministry of Health and Wellness where she was ADM, strategic directions division. Trimbee replaces Dr Bob Fessenden, who has been appointed to the recently created Premier’s Economic Strategy Council. The Council was…