Person: Dr Alison Symington

Dr Kevin Smith 2010

Dr Kevin Smith has been appointed board chair of the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the third person to hold the position since its inception in 1997. Succeeding Dr John Evans and Dr Williams Leggatt, Smith is president and CEO of St Joseph’s Health System and an associate professor at McMaster Univ’s school of medicine. He…

Michel Kelly-Gagnon

Michel Kelly-Gagnon has been appointed to the board of directors of the Canada Foundation for Innovation. Kelly-Gagnon is president and CEO of the Montreal Economic Institute, a right wing think tank. His appointment is one of seven board positions reserved for the Government of Canada. Kelly-Gagnon holds a law degree from the Univ of Montreal…

Dr Tom Brzustowski

Dr Tom Brzustowski has been appointed chair of the scientific advisory committee of the Council of Canadian Academies, replacing Elizabeth Dowdeswell who was recently appointed CCA president (R$, April 23/10). Brzustowski is the RBC professor for the Commercialization of Innovation at the Univ of Ottawa’s School of Management and board chair of the Institute for…

Dr Alison Symington

Dr Alison Symington has been appointed VP outreach at the Ontario Genomics Institute. Symington was previously executive director of Bioscience Education Canada and has held posts in academia (Seneca College’s school of biological sciences and applied chemistry) and industry (development scientist at sanofi pasteur). She holds a PhD in cell biology from the Univ of…