Person: Dr David Layzell

Regional hydrogen nodes could accelerate Canada’s energy transition

The Greater Edmonton Region has the right ingredients to become Canada’s first hydrogen node and tap into a wholesale market potential of up to $100 billion per year, says a new report from Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Hydrogen Task Force. On the heels of the report, Ontario kickstarted the development of a provincial hydrogen strategy, which is expected to be released in 2021.

Michael Kirby

Michael Kirby has been appointed board chair of ImmunoVaccine Technologies Inc (IVT), a private Halifax-based, clinical-stage vaccine development company. Kirby was recently appointed chair of the Mental Health Commission of Canada and is a former senator, senior federal bureaucrat and professor. He also sits on the boards of the Bank of Nova Scotia, Ontario Energy…

Gary Schmid

Gary Schmid has been appointed CEO of a new business unit created by Neurochem Inc to develop and market nutraceuticals. Schmid comes to Neurochem from Sante Naturelle AG Ltd, where he served as COO and then president and CEO. He also spent 20 years with Abbot Laboratories Ltd in a variety of sales and marketing…

Dr David Layzell

Dr David Layzell has been appointed executive director of the Univ of Calgary’s Institute for Sustainable Energy, Environment and the Economy (ISEEE), effective July 1st. He replaces interim head Dr Warren Veale, who succeeded founding managing director Dr Robert Mandell when he took a sabbatical July 1/07. Layzell comes to ISEEE from Queen’s Univ-based BIOCAP…

David Malone

David Malone has been appointed president of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) beginning July 1st, replacing Maureen O’Neil who is stepping down after 10 years in the position. Malone is a 33-year veteran of the Department of External Affairs and is currently Canada’s high commissioner to India – Canada’s largest diplomatic mission abroad. From…

Dr James Blatz

Dr James Blatz has been appointed to the governing council of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). Blatz is associate head and associate professor at the Univ of Manitoba’s department of civil engineering and principal of Blatz Engineering,a consulting firm. In 2000-01, he was an NSERC post-doctoral fellow at the GeoEngineering Centre at…