Person: Dr Genevieve Tanguay

Emerging Tech: Creating a Quantum Canada

Seed-stage companies are bolstering Canada’s position as a global leader in quantum science and technology. The question of how to maintain and grow that advantage—built through sustained investment in quantum research and development—has never been more urgent and is preoccupying academics, policymakers and innovators across the country.

Dr Geneviève Tanguay

Dr Geneviève Tanguay has been appointed VP research, creation and innovation at the Univ of Montreal. Tanguay was most recently assistant DM for research, innovation, science and society at the Quebec Ministry of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade — a position she held since January/07. Prior to entering government, she held a variety of…

Kathleen Sendall

Kathleen Sendall has been appointed chair of the Expert Panel on the State of Industrial Research and Development in Canada — a new assessment being carried out by the Council of Canadian Academies (see page 6). Sendall is director and vice-chair of Alberta Innovates – Energy and Environmental Solutions, director of CGG Veritas and director…

Michael O’Brien

Michael O’Brien has been appointed president of Carl Zeiss Canada Ltd, Toronto, effective November 28th. O’Brien brings 27 years of management experience to Carl Zeiss, a leading company in the optical and opto-electronic industries focused on life sciences, materials research and medical markets. He previously held senior management positions with Lumen Dynamics Group, Carsen Group…

Dr Genevieve Tanguay

Dr Genevieve Tanguay has been appointed acting president and CEO and board chair of the Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec (FRSQ). Tanguay’s new responsibilities will be performed in combination with her current role as assistant DM of the research, innovation, science and society directorate of the Ministry of Economic Development, Innovation and…

Denise Amyot

Denise Amyot has been appointed director of the Canada Science and Technology Museum Corp (CSTMC) for a five-year term. Amyot is a career bureaucrat most recently with the Canada Public Service Agency where she was senior VP of the leadership and talent management sector. She does not have any stated S&T experience in her professional…

Dr Bruce Archibald

Dr Bruce Archibald has been appointed DM International Trade for the Ontario government, effective December 15. Archibald is currently DM Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs where he is being replaced by George Zegarac. He was formerly assistant DM of S&T in the former Ministry of Earth, Science and Technology and also worked at the federal…

Philip Howell

Philip Howell has been appointed DM of the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development. He is currently the DM of tourism and formerly associate DM of the Ministry of Finance’s Treasury Board Office….