Person: Dr Douglas Stephan

Douglas Beatty

Douglas Beatty has been appointed as the new CFO of Nortel Networks Corp and Nortel Networks Lt, its principal operating subsidiary, effective July 17. He takes up the position three years after returning to Nortel as its controller. Beatty first joined Nortel in 1985 and served in a variety of senior financial positions until 1995,…

Dr Douglas Stephan

Dr Douglas Stephan has been named the 2002 winner of the Humboldt Research Award for his life’s work in chemistry research. The award is handed out annually by the Humboldt Foundation of Germany. Stephan is a professor of chemistry at Windsor Univ and holder of the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council/NOVA Chemicals Ltd Industrial…

Andy Gilliland

Andy Gilliland has been appointed director of stakeholder relations at the National Research Council’s new National Institute of Nanotechnology (NINT) in Edmonton. Gilliland moves to NINT from the Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) where he held the position of regional director for Albert and the Northwest Territories. He has been replaced at IRAP by Joan…

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.…