Person: Dr Donald Low

Dr Claudine Simson

Dr Claudine Simson is leaving Nortel Networks Corp after 23 years to advise start-up firms on the development and deployment of disruptive technologies. Until recently, she was a member of Nortel’s Disruptive Network Technologies Group, but it was dismantled earlier this year when the telecommunications giant was forced to dramatically downsize (R$, June 25/01 &…

Dr Randal Johnston

Dr Randal Johnston has been appointed as the inaugural president and CEO of Genome Prairie, one of five regional genome centres associated with Genome Canada. Johnston is internationally recognized for his research into drug resistance, oncogene expression and cancer cell division. Prior to joining Genome Prairie, he was director of the Southern Alberta Cancer Research…

Dr Douglas Stephan

Dr Douglas Stephan has been appointed chairholder of the new NSERC-NOVA Chair in Polymerization Catalysis at the Univ of Windsor. Stephan is a chemistry professor at the university and the chair will develop catalytic chemistry for manufacturing plastics. The chair position was created with a commitment of $973,000 from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research…

Dr Donald Low

Dr Donald Low has been appointed chair of the newly created National Advisory Committee on Chemical, Biological, Radio-Nuclear Safety, Security and Research. The committee will advise the federal Health minister on how to prepare and respond to potential bioterrorism events in Canada. He will also advise the president of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.…