Person: Dr Feridun Hamdullahpur

Excerpts: Research ecosystem reacts to Budget 2018

The whole ecosystem is patting themselves on the back, confident that their concerted efforts to lobby behind the Naylor report recommendations — foremost of which was an increase in budget – did not fall on deaf ears. RE$EARCH MONEY offers excerpts of what the ecosystem has to say about the federal budget.

Dr Jean Luc Bérubé

Dr Jean Luc Bérubé has been appointed interim president of the Communications Research Centre (CRC), replacing Dr Veena Rawat who stepped down on February 15th. Bérubé joined the CRC in 2009 as VP of broadband network technologies. Prior to that he was senior manager of field engineering at Altera Corp and has over 20 years…

Dr Feridun Hamdullahpur

Dr Feridun Hamdullahpur has been appointed president of the Univ of Waterloo, replacing Dr David Johnston who was recently appointed Governor General of Canada. Hamdullahpur joined the university in 2009 as VP academic and provost and professor in the department of mechanical and mechatronics engineering. He has been acting president since Johnston was sworn in…

Robert Warren

Robert Warren has been appointed to the governing council of the National Research Council. Since its inception in 1997, Warren has been the executive director of the Univ of Manitoba’s Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship, where he led three entrepreneurial competitions. He is also a founder of the Winnipeg Angel Organization and speaks internationally on…

Robert Dunlop

Robert Dunlop has been appointed assistant DM of Industry Canada’s science and innovation sector, moving over from the same position in the strategic policy sector. Dunlop replaces Matt King who leaves to become assistant DM at Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Dunlop was previously DG economic development and corporate finance with Finance Canada where he focused…

Dr Feridun Hamdullahpur

Dr Feridun Hamdullahpur has been appointed VP academic and provost at the Univ of Waterloo for a five-year term beginning September 1st. Hamdullahpur will also become a professor in the department of mechanical and mechatronics engineering. He comes to Waterloo from Carleton Univ where he has served as interim VP academic and provost since 2007…

Mark Romoff

Mark Romoff is stepping down as president and CEO of the Ontario Centres of Excellence Inc (OCE) effective September 25th after serving a five-year. Romoff came to the OCE shortly after the creation of OCE Inc, a corporation overseeing the various Centres of Excellence that were previously semi-autonomous, succeeding Donald Hathaway (R$, September 28/04). He…

Dr Marc Denis-Everell

Dr Marc Denis-Everell, a key player in the push for increased science capacity in government, is leaving his position as Assistant DM of the Earth Sciences Sector of Natural Resources Canada. Effective July 4, he will take up his new duties as Assistant DM of the Meteorological Service of Canada (MSC) at Environment Canada. He…

Dr Feridun Hamdullahpur

Dr Feridun Hamdullahpur has been appointed VP research at Carleton Univ, replacing Dr John ApSimon who is retiring effective August 1. Hamdullahpur comes to Carleton from DalTech-Dalhousie Univ, where he was associate principal for graduate studies and research, and was responsible for industrial liaison, graduates studies, scholarships and awards, contract research and research chairs. He…