Person: Dr Darin Graham

Glen Murray

Glen Murray has been appointed minister of the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation (MRI), effective August 18th. A former mayor of Winnipeg, Murray was president and CEO of the Canadian Urban Institute prior his election to the provincial legislature in a 2010 by-election. He received a diploma from John Abbott College and attended Concordia…

Dr Darin Graham

Dr Darin Graham has been appointed president and CEO of ORION, effective August 1st, replacing Phil Baker who is retiring after a 10-year stint. Graham comes to ORION from New Zealand’s ICT Institute (NZi3) which he founded at the Univ of Canterbury. Prior to leaving Canada, he was president of the Ontario Centre of Excellence’s…

Jaime Pitfield

Jaime Pitfield has been appointed VP common administrative services for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Pitfield was previously VP corporate and technology services at Citizen and Immigration Canada under minister Jason Kenny. Pitfield has worked at increasingly senior levels of the federal bureaucracy since 1984…

Dr Clément Fortin

Dr Clément Fortin has been appointed president and CEO of the Consortium for Research and Innovation in Aerospace in Quebec (CRIAQ), replacing Dr André Bazergui who held the positions since January/04. Fortin is head of the mechanical engineering department at École Polytechnique and a professor there since 1987. A former pilot in the Canadian Armed…

Dr Darin Graham

Dr Darin Graham has been appointed president and CEO of ORANO and the Ontario Research and Innovation Optical Network (ORION), effective August 1st. Graham returns to Canada after several years in New Zealand where he was director of NZi3, New Zealand’s ICT Innovation Institute. He was president and CEO of the former Communications and Information…

Dr Richard Humphries

Dr Richard Humphries has been appointed director of the Terry Fox Laboratory (TFL) in Vancouver, effective July 1st. Humphries holds several postings including senior scientist at TFL and professor of medicine at the Univ of British Columbia….

Jim Ghadbane

Jim Ghadbane has been appointed interim chief technology officer of CANARIE for a six-month period. Ghadbane was previously VP product management at Bridgewater Systems, VP R&D at Ceyba Corp and VP and GM network and service management at Alcatel

Dr Darin Graham

Dr Darin Graham has been appointed president of Communications and Information Technology Ontario (CITO), effective October 10. Graham joined CITO in 1999 as its chief operating officer, developing a strong business team. Prior to joining CITO, he was director of R&D for ADT Security Services Inc, Boca Raton FL, and has held consulting, research and…

Debbie Lawes

Debbie Lawes has been appointed editor of Canada Research Horizons (CRH), a new quarterly magazine focused on federally funded and performed science and technology. Lawes joined CRH in September to oversee the magazine’s creation and is currently completing the first issue for release next month. Prior to joining CRH, she was publisher and managing editor…

Dr Mark Young

Dr Mark Young has resigned from his position as chief operating officer of Biomira Inc to pursue other opportunities. Young will stay on in a consulting capacity until June 30 and the firm will not seek a replacement during that time. He is credited with helping to transform Edmonton-based Biomira into a products-oriented firm and…