Person: Dr Camille Limoges

Dr Reno Pontarollo

Dr Reno Pontarollo has been appointed president and CEO of Genome Prairie, succeeding Dr David Gauthier effective April 1st. Pontarollo, who is currently Genome Prairie’s chief scientific officer, will work will Gauthier over the next two months developing the organization’s long-term strategy. Prior to joining Genome Prairie in 2005, Pontarollo was research director for Pyxis…

Gilles Leclerc

Gilles Leclerc has been appointed acting president of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), following the departure of Dr Steve MacLean (R$, January 21/13). Leclerc is DG space exploration with the CSA and will serve as president until a permanent replacement is selected – a process that is expected to take several months. Taking over Leclerc’s…

Peter Garrett

Peter Garrett has been appointed president of Innovate Calgary after serving for a year in an interim capacity. Garrett is a former executive with the wireless division of Nortel Networks Corp and was CEO of Global Thermoelectric until 2003. Since then he has worked as a technology investor and business and technology consultant. Garrett holds…

Dr Camille Limoges

Dr Camille Limoges has withdrawn his membership in three organizations while holding onto the honorary doctorates he received over his long and illustrious career as an academic, researcher and S&T policy maker. In late January, Limoges resigned from the Order of Canada, following his withdrawal from the Royal Society of Canada and the International Academy…

John MacDonald

John MacDonald has been appointed president and chief operating officer of AT&T Canada, succeeding Harry Truderrung. He joins CEO John McLennan at the helm of the firm, reuniting a management team that successfully repositioned Bell Canada in the mid 1990s. MacDonald began his telecom career with NBTel in 1977, rising through the ranks to became…

Paul Johnston

Paul Johnston has been elected vice-chair of the International Federation of Robotics at its annual general meeting in Stockholm last October. He will become chair in June 2003. Johnston is VP operations for Precarn Inc, Canada’s premier robotics and intelligent systems research network. He has served as Canada’s representative to the Federation since 1995 and…

Dr Camille Limoges

Dr Camille Limoges has been appointed to the governing council of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Limoges, who recently retired from the Quebec civil service, has enjoyed an impressive career in government and academia and is acknowledged as the “father of modern science and technology policy” in Quebec. The Montreal native received…