Person: Dr David Bernard

Brent Herbert-Copley

Brent Herbert-Copley has been appointed VP grants and fellowships at the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Herbert-Copley was previously with the International Development Research Centre where he held several positions including director of social and economic programs. Prior to that he was with the North-South Institute. Herbert-Copley’s research focuses on the interaction of innovation…

Dr Pierre Coulombe

Dr Pierre Coulombe has announced that he will not seek a second five-year term as president of the National Research Council (NRC) and will be leaving the organization in February/10. Coulombe announced his pending departure in an October 19th memo to staff, adding that he will assist with the transition team to select a successor…

Dr Peter Hackett

Dr Peter Hackett has taken a secondment at the Univ of Alberta and stepped aside as president and CEO of Alberta Ingenuity, positions he has held since 2004 (R$, July 29/04). Hackett will have several roles at the U of A: executive professor at the school of business, special advisor to the VP research and…

Ray Bassett

Ray Bassett has been appointed assistant DM of the Premier’s Council on Economic Strategy (PCES), effective October 1st. Bassett has been a key player in the development of Alberta’s innovation strategy since 2001 when he was appointed ADM with the former ministry of Innovation and Science. Following that position he was ADM policy and planning…

Dr David Bernard

Dr David Bernard has been appointed board chair of the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) for a three-year term effective October 9th. The CKRN is a consortium of Canadian universities dedicated to expanding digital content for the academic research. Barnard is president and vice-chancellor of the Univ of Manitoba and between 2005 and 2008 served…