Person: Dr Denis Faubert

Dr Denis Faubert

Dr Denis Faubert has been appointed the inaugural president and CEO of the Consortium for Aerospace Research and Innovation in Canada (CARIC), a national R&D consortium recently funded by Industry Canada (see page 3). Faubert was also recently appointed president and CEO of the Consortium for Research and Innovation in Aerospace in Quebec, which was…

David Robinson

David Robinson has been appointed executive director of the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT). Robinson was CAUT’s associate executive director and prior to joining the organization was a senior economist for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. He replaces James Turk, who held the position for 16 years. Turk has accepted a distinguished visiting…

Dr Denis Faubert

Dr Denis Faubert has been appointed president and CEO of the Consortium for Research and Innovation in Aerospace in Quebec (CRIAQ). Faubert was most recently GM of the Hydro-Québec Research Institute (IREQ). Previously he was executive director of R&D Programs at Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) (2005- 2007) and executive director of DRDC Valcartier…

Dr Robert Annan

Dr Robert Annan has been appointed interim CEO of Mitacs, effective July 1st, replacing Dr Arvind Gupta, who is becoming the next president of the Univ of British Columbia (R$, March 13/14). Annan has been Mitacs’ chief research officer since 2011, in charge of policy research and analysis as well as overseeing standards of excellence…

Dr Martin Raillard

Dr Martin Raillard has been appointed chief scientist for the Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS), slated to begin construction this fall. Raillard has more than 25 years experience in national and international Arctic science, including stints with Parks Canada and Canadian Wildlife Service. He also chaired the Arctic Council’s Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program and…

Dr Frank Plummer

Dr Frank Plummer has stepped down as scientific director of the Winnipeg-based National Microbiology Laboratory (NML) after nearly 14 years. Plummer’s tenure concluded at the end of March although his departure wasn’t widely known until a controversy surrounding the hiring of his replacement was picked up by the press. The posting for a new scientific…

Dr Ilene Busch-Vishniac

Dr Ilene Busch-Vishniac, president of the Univ of Saskatchewan, has been appointed to the 18-member Science, Technology and Innovation Council (STIC) — one of two new appointments drawn from the U of S (see below). Busch-Vishniac has held the president’s position since 2011 and was previously provost and VP academic at McMaster Univ, her first…

Dr Monique Haakensen

Dr Monique Haakensen has also been appointed to STIC. At 31, Haakensen is the youngest person appointed to the council. She is president and principal scientist of Cantango Strategies, a fee-for-service laboratory that works with oils and gas companies to remove contaminants from soil, sediment and water. Haakensen is also an adjunct professor in the…