Person: Dr Dennis Fitzpatrick

Dr Ian Potter

Dr Ian Potter will be joining the ranks of National Research Council executives within a month, as VP engineering. Potter is chief operating officer of Alberta Innovates — Technology Futures and president and chair of Innoventures Canada (I-CAN). He was previously the director of Sustainable Energy Futures, Alberta Research Council, under then president John McDougall,…

Dr Dennis Fitzpatrick

Dr Dennis Fitzpatrick has been appointed VP research at the Univ of Regina effective July 1st. Fitzpatrick recently completed a five-year term as VP research at the Univ of Lethbridge, following a five-year stint as the associate VP research. While at the U of L, he was responsible for expanding its research activities beyond grant…

Dr Philippe Couillard

Dr Philippe Couillard has been appointed chair of the board of directors for the Health Research Foundation (HRF) of Canada’s Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies (Rx&D). Couillard was previously Quebec’s minister of health from 2003 to 2008 where he led development of the provincial drug policy. He succeeds Dr Yves Morin, who is retiring after serving a…

Margaret Louise Beckel

Margaret Louise Beckel has been appointed as director of the Canadian Museum of Nature. Beckel comes to the museum from the Univ of Waterloo where she was VP external relations since 2007…