Person: Dr Calvin Stiller

Kevin Lynch

Kevin Lynch and Dr Steve MacLean have joined the board of directors at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. Lynch held many senior federal civil service positions over a 33-year career including clerk of the Privy Council, executive director of the International Monetary Fund and DM finance under the Chrétien governments of the 1990s. He…

Dr Gilles Patry 2010

Dr Gilles Patry has been appointed president and CEO of the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), effective July 1st, succeeding Dr Eliot Phillipson who is stepping down after after six years at the helm. Patry is a professor of civil engineering with a joint appointment at the School of Information Technology and Engineering (SITE) at…

Dr Calvin Stiller

Dr Calvin Stiller has been awarded the 2010 Canada Gairdner Wightman Award for his long career in health research, life sciences and the venture capital industry. Currently professor emeritus at the Univ of Western Ontario and chair and co-founder of the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Stiller is a pioneer in multi-organ transplantation and the…

Dr Peter Liu

Dr Peter Liu is stepping down July 1st as scientific director of the CIHR Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health after four years to pursue other opportunities. Liu was responsible for establishing several national and international partnerships to further the study of circulatory and respiratory diseases. He also contributed to the Canadian Heart Health Strategy…

Elizabeth Dowdeswell

Elizabeth Dowdeswell has been named president of the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA), replacing Dr Peter Nicholson who left the position at the end of 2009. Dowdeswell’s appointment is effective April 1st. She has chaired the CCA’s scientific advisory committee since its inception and is an adjunct professor at the Univ of Toronto’s McLaughlin-Rotman Centre…

Dr Janusz Kozinski

Dr Janusz Kozinski has been appointed dead of the faculty of science and engineering at York Univ. An expert in sustainable energy systems and immune building concepts (anti-bioterrorism), Kozinski is currently dean of the college of engineering at the Univ of Saskatchewan. He holds a MEng and PhD from AGH-Univ of Science and Technology (Krakow,…

Dr Elizabeth Theriault

Dr Elizabeth Theriault has been appointed VP education at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), effective July 20. She will be responsible for ensuring that the polytechnic’s programming remains vibrant, innovative and responsive to industry and student needs. Duties also include increasing applied research activities and addressing skilled trades shortages. Theriault comes to BCIT…

Dr Calvin Stiller

Dr Calvin Stiller has been appointed chairman of the board of directors for Aggregate Therapeutics Inc, a spin-off from the Stem Cell Network of Centres of Excellence. Stiller has enjoyed a long and successful career as a professor, researcher, businessman and entrepreneur. Since graduating from the Univ of Saskatchewan in 1970, he has spearheaded the…

Joseph Rotman

Joseph Rotman has been appointed to the board of directors of the Stem Cell Network, a Network of Centres of Excellence. One of Canada’s best known businessmen and philanthropists, he is chair of Roy-L Corp, a private family investment firm. His primary focus is on advancing life sciences research by taking on leadership roles in…

Dr Tony Rahilly

Dr Tony Rahilly has been appointed DG of the Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) after serving for nearly two years in an acting capacity. Rahilly takes over IRAP’s helm at a time when several key management positions remain vacant and concerns have been raised about its continuing effectiveness in assisting Canadian businesses. One of his…