Person: Dr Brian Unger

Dr Diane Gosselin

Dr Diane Gosselin has been appointed president and CEO of the Quebec Consortium for Drug Discovery (CQDM), a biopharmaceutical collaboration hub funded in part by the Business-Led Networks of Centres of Excellence program. Gosselin joined CQDM in 2008 as VP research and business development, responsible for establishing the organization’s funding programs and managing its corporate…

Bryan Watson

Bryan Watson has been appointed interim executive director of CleanTech North, an industry consortium launched in 2009 to assist emerging and high-potential firms succeed in the global marketplace. Watson comes to CleanTech North from the National Angel Capital Organization where he was executive director. He also previously headed up the CEO Fusion Centre and BioCEO…

Dr Brian Unger

Dr Brian Unger has been recognized for his pioneering research and leadership in high-speed computing by Cybera — Alberta’s agency for the province’s cyberinfrastructure. Unger’s 19-year tenure as a board member began when it was known as Western Universities Research Consortium (WURCNet) and was president for the first six years. He was also the founding…

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…

Dr Brian Unger

Dr Brian Unger has been appointed chair of Inno-centre Alberta’s advanced technology selection committee, of which he is already a member. A computer science professor at the Univ of Calgary, Unger is president and CEO of the Informatics Circle of Research Excellence (iCORE) and founding president of Netera Alliance…. The Univ of Toronto may be…

Dr Bruce Clayman

Dr Bruce Clayman has been appointed inaugural president of Great Northern Way Campus (GNWC), a new academic consortium founded by four British Columbia-based institutions (see ‘Briefs’ on this page). He is the outgoing VP research at Simon Fraser Univ and was recently elected director of SFU’s director of the Centre for Policy Research on Science…