Person: Dr Elizabeth Theriault

Dr Elizabeth Theriault

Dr Elizabeth Theriault has been appointed VP education at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), effective July 20. She will be responsible for ensuring that the polytechnic’s programming remains vibrant, innovative and responsive to industry and student needs. Duties also include increasing applied research activities and addressing skilled trades shortages. Theriault comes to BCIT…

Dr Calvin Stiller

Dr Calvin Stiller has been appointed chairman of the board of directors for Aggregate Therapeutics Inc, a spin-off from the Stem Cell Network of Centres of Excellence. Stiller has enjoyed a long and successful career as a professor, researcher, businessman and entrepreneur. Since graduating from the Univ of Saskatchewan in 1970, he has spearheaded the…

Joseph Rotman

Joseph Rotman has been appointed to the board of directors of the Stem Cell Network, a Network of Centres of Excellence. One of Canada’s best known businessmen and philanthropists, he is chair of Roy-L Corp, a private family investment firm. His primary focus is on advancing life sciences research by taking on leadership roles in…

Dr Tony Rahilly

Dr Tony Rahilly has been appointed DG of the Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) after serving for nearly two years in an acting capacity. Rahilly takes over IRAP’s helm at a time when several key management positions remain vacant and concerns have been raised about its continuing effectiveness in assisting Canadian businesses. One of his…

Susan Dell

Susan Dell as executive director of IRAP’s national office (see below). Rahilly joined IRAP in 1998 after a career in industry that included sales, marketing and new product development in the pharmaceutical sector. He was appointed regional IRAP director for Ontario in 2001. At a RE$EARCH MONEY conference last fall, Rahilly said he wanted to…

Dr Philip Hicks

Dr Philip Hicks has been appointed president of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College in Truro NS for a five-year term. Hicks joins the college after completing a four-year term as S&T counsellor in Tokyo for the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT). He was seconded to DFAIT from the National Research Council where…

Dr Elizabeth Theriault

Dr Elizabeth Theriault has been appointed S&T counsellor in Tokyo, Japan, effective in August. Theriault joins DFAIT on secondment from Sheridan Institute of Technology and Applied Learning (formerly Sheridan College) where she is dean of the school of science and technology. She is trained as a neuroscientist specializing in spinal cord injuries and ran a…

Paula de Rose

Paula de Rose has been reconfirmed until 2005 as S&T counsellor at Canada’s Mission to the European Union, a position she has occupied since September, 2001. De Rose has a strong background in government and academia, having worked for DFAIT and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. She has research experience in quantitative genetics and a strong…

Brigitte Léger

Brigitte Léger has been appointed S&T counsellor in Paris, France after serving for several years as deputy director, Venture Financing and Technology Partnering with DFAIT’s S&T division. Léger has had a long career in international S&T going back 20 years, including deputy director of S&T and Investment, Western European Bureau (1983-86) and manager of the…