Person: Dr David Dolphin

Dr David Dolphin

Dr David Dolphin is the recipient of the 2005 Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering. Dolphin, a Killam Research Professor at the Univ of British Columbia’s department of chemistry, won the medal and $1 million in research funding over five years for his work with porphyrins. He is an international expert in…

Dr Nicola McDermott

Dr Nicola McDermott has been appointed executive director of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. McDermott comes to the Foundation from the Heart and Stroke Foundation, where she had been director research programs since August/04. She has more than 15 years experience with heart health initiatives, health research and project management and has a comprehensive understanding…

Dr Jean-Claude Gu‚don

Dr Jean-Claude Gu‚don has been elected VP research dissemination for the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences (CFHSS), effective immediately until November/08. Gu‚don is a professor of comparative literature at the Univ of Montreal and is an expert on digital media, copyright and open access. For the past 15 years he has been…

Dr David Dolphin

Dr David Dolphin has been appointed CEO of the BC Innovation Council (BCIC), replacing interim head Cindy Lum who remains as COO. Dolphin is a highly regarded researcher and company executive best known as the creator of Visudyne, the blockbuster drug commercialized by Quadra Logic Technologies Inc (QLT) for which he served as VP technology…

Graham Taylor

Graham Taylor has been appointed by Precarn Inc as VP external relations. Taylor was brought back into the organization after leaving in the wake of Precarn’s failure to win new funding in the last federal Budget to implement a broader mandate (R$, March 9/05). He will be responsible for developing strategic partnerships and planning initiatives…