Person: Dr Alex Navarre

Dr Alexandre Navarre, VP, Numinor Conseil Inc.

Why research and innovation are such a difficult balancing act?
By Dr Alex Navarre

The Trudeau government has decided to make innovation one of its priorities in the next Budget. Expectations are therefore high.

Dr Alex Navarre, VP, Numinor Conseil Inc

Innovation policies: different paths & outcomes
By Dr Alex Navarre

We all know how complex innovation systems are: universities are meant first to train students, industry must innovate to survive, states rely on innovation to create economic value and academic researchers relish their freedom of mind to innovate.

Dr Arden Bement

Dr Arden Bement has been appointed director of the National Science Foundation, an independent federal agency with an annual budget of nearly $5.5 billion. Bement’s nomination was made in September by president George W Bush and confirmed by the US Senate November 20. He has been serving as acting director since February/04. The beginning of…

Dr Brian Unger

Dr Brian Unger has been selected for the public leadership award from CANARIE as part of its annual IWAY Awards, held last month in Halifax. Unger was chosen for his roles in developing high performance computing in Canada and founding C3.ca, Canada’s high-performance computing consortium. Unger is president and CEO of Calgary-based iCORE (Informatics Circle…

Dr Alan Bernstein

Dr Alan Bernstein, president of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, has been appointed to the scientific board of the Grand Challenges in Global Health Initiative (GCGHI). The GCGHI is supported by a $200-million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and administered by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health. The scientific…

Dr Alex Navarre

Dr Alex Navarre has been appointed director of technology transfer and industry liaison at the Univ of Western Ontario (UWO), effective October 12/04. Navarre recently served in the same capacity at McGill Univ. He currently serves as a member of the selection committee for the Idea To Innovation commercialization program at Science and Engineering Research…

Dr Fred Langstaffe

Dr Fred Langstaffe has been appointed provost and VP academic at the Univ of Western Ontario for a five-year tern effective July 1/05. Langstaffe was most recently dean of UWO’s faculty of science and served as chair of the earth sciences department from 1993 to 1999. As provost his responsibilities include faculty relations, information technology…