Person: Dr Chaviva Hosek

Dr Mark Poznansky

Dr Mark Poznansky has been appointed president and CEO of the Ontario Genomics Institute, replacing Dr Christian Burks who is stepping down after six years. Poznansky comes to the OGI with a long and prestigious background as a researcher and research manager and has led a consultancy group for the past two years. Prior to…

Dr Chaviva Hosek

Dr Chaviva Hosek has announced her retirement as president and CEO of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR). Hosek will leave the institute in June 2012 having served for more than 10 years, leaving the board time to mount an international search for her replacement. Prior to joining CIFAR, she enjoyed a long career…

Dr Bhagirath Singh

Dr Bhagirath Singh and Dr Jose Esparza have been appointed co-chairs of the advisory board overseeing the renewed Canadian HIV Vaccine Initiative (CHVI) and its Research and Development Alliance. Singh and Esparza will be responsible for providing advice and funding recommendations to the CHVI and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation….

Gary Corbett

Gary Corbett has been re-elected president and CEO of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada for a second two-year term. Corbett was previously a scientist with Natural Resources Canada….

Dr Chaviva Hosek

Dr Chaviva Hosek has been appointed president and CEO of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIAR), replacing interim CEO Thomas Kierans, CIAR’s board chair who moved into the position following the departure of Stefan Dupré (R$, February 25/00). The appointment is effective January 1/01. Hosek has had a long career in government and academic…

Dr Irwin Itzkovitch

Dr Irwin Itzkovitch has been appointed ADM of Natural Resources Canada’s earth sciences sector, effective December 4. Itzkovitch joins NRCan from the International Council on Metals and the Environment where he served as executive VP environmental stewardship. He has enjoyed a long career in the Canadian mineral sector, including stints with INCO, Eldorado Nuclear, Sherritt…

David McFadden

David McFadden has been appointed chair of the advisory committee for the Ontario Centres of Excellence program, effective October 10. McFadden has selected to head the committee to lead its review on the OCE’s role in commercialization and will present recommendations to the minister of Energy Science and Technology by the end of the year.…

Dr Bruce Archibald

Dr Bruce Archibald has left his position as ADM of Ontario’s Ministry of Energy, Science and Technology (MEST) to assume a similar position with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). Archibald becomes ADM of OMAFRA’s policy and farm financing division. Prior to joining MEST, he was with OMAFRA as director of…

Bliss Baker

Bliss Baker has been appointed president of the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA) with responsibility for the industry’s development on behalf of its membership. Baker has had a lengthy career in the public and private sectors, including a political assistant at Queen’s Park, public relations for Enbridge Consumers Gas and most recently director of communications…

David Hall

David Hall has been appointed interim president and CEO of EnWave Corp, a Vancouver-based developer of vacuum microwave technology for the food, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and chemical industries. Hall replaces Steve Langford, who resigned after one year for personal reasons and has returned to Ontario to pursue other business opportunities. Most of Hall’s 28 years in…