Person: Dr Digvir Jayas

Tim Jackson

Tim Jackson has been appointed senior advisor capital solution at MaRS Discovery District. Jackson comes to MaRS from the Univ of Waterloo where he held a number of senior positions, most recently as VP university relations. Prior to that he was interim VP external relations, CEO of the Accelerator Centre, a campus-based incubator for start-ups…

Dr Elizabeth Cannon

Dr Elizabeth Cannon chaired her first in-person board meeting at the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) since her appointment last fall. Cannon, president and vice-chancellor of the Univ of Calgary began a three-year term as board chair last October. She has held a number of director positions with organizations such as the Canada Foundation for…

Dr Digvir Jayas

Dr Digvir Jayas has been appointed to the governing council of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council. Jayas is VP research and distinguished professor at the Univ of Manitoba. A professional engineer and agrologist, he held a Canada Research Chair in Stored-Grain Ecosystems, and conducts research in the areas of physical properties of agricultural…

Dr Digvir Jayas

Dr Digvir Jayas has been appointed VP research at the Univ of Manitoba, replacing Dr Joanne Keselman who becomes VP academic and provost. Jayas moves to the VP position after serving for eight years as associate VP research. He holds the Canada Research Chair in stored-grain ecosystems and has conducted research in the areas of…

Dr Kamiel Gabriel

Dr Kamiel Gabriel has been appointed assistant DM and science adviser for Ontario’s Ministry of Research and Innovation (MRI). Gabriel is on secondment from the Univ of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) where he was associate provost research. With MRI, he will be responsible for delivery of its research programs including the Ontario Research Fund…

Claude Morasse

Claude Morasse has been appointed director of the Federal Partners in Technology Transfer Program (FPTT) replacing Morna Paterson. Morasse comes to FPTT from Industry Canada where he was Quebec Innovation director responsible for the regional delivery of the Technology Partnerships Canada program and coordination of the industry sector group. Previously he was an industrial technology…