Person: Dr Hany Moustapha

André Isabelle

André Isabelle has been appointed associate VP of the Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE). Isabelle was director of the Energy, Environment and Resources Division at the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and is a veteran research administrator. He previously managed the NCE program on an interim basis for two years before the arrival…

Dr Hany Moustapha

Dr Hany Moustapha has been awarded the James C Floyd award by the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada for his technological achievements and efforts in championing close collaborative ties between the aerospace industry and Canadian universities. Moustapha — a professor with the department of mechanical engineering at École de technologie supérieure and senior technology advisor…

Martha Guy

Martha Guy has been appointed chair of the Partnership Group for Science and Engineering (PAGSE), replacing Dr Rees Kassen. Guy is a senior regulatory and evaluation specialist with the Information and Indicators Division of Environment Canada. Prior to her appointment, she served on the PAGSE committee as a representative of the Society of Canadian Limnologists.…

Clare Appavoo

Clare Appavoo has been appointed executive director of the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN), a partnership of Canadian universities dedicated to expanding digital content for academic research in Canada. Appavoo replaces inaugural executive director Deb deBruijn (see below). She will build on the success of the network and lead the development of a new strategic…

Dr Howard Alper

Dr Howard Alper has been re-appointed as chair of the Science, Technology and Innovation Council (STIC) for a two-year term, effective December 9th. Alper was named the inaugural chair of STIC in 2007, which provides confidential advice to the minister of Industry and issues bi-annual reports on the state of Canada’s science, technology and innovation…

Dr Hany Moustapha

Dr Hany Moustapha has been appointed professor of mechanical engineering and director of a new aerospace program (AERO-ETS) and its undergraduate aerospace institute at the Univ of Quebec’s École technologie superieure, effective March 1st. Moustapha spent 32 years at Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC), most recently as senior fellow and director for technology and collaboration…

John McDougall

John McDougall has been appointed president of the National Research Council effective April 19th, replacing Dr Pierre Coulombe who left the position in mid February. Currently chair of Innoventures Canada (a national consortium of Canada’s research and technology deployment organizations) and a director of PFB Corp (industrial products made from beaded foam plastics), McDougall served…

Guy Levesque, 2010

Guy Levesque has been appointed director of programs at the Canada Foundation for Innovation, effective April 12th. Levesque returns to the CFI where he previously served as coordinator of institutional relations between 2002 and 2005. Since 2007, he has been manager of the Prairies regional Office of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council in…

Iain Stewart

Iain Stewart has been appointed to the governing council of the National Research Council. Currently assistant VP research at Dalhousie Univ, Stewart was formerly associate assistant DM of the science and innovation sector at Industry Canada and was heavily involved in the development of the 2007 S&T framework. He holds a master of public administration,…

Dr Hany Moustapha

Aerospace Industry Collaboration & Challenges
By Dr Hany Moustapha

The Canadian aerospace industry — ranked fourth in the world — has certainly matured over the last decade in its collaboration with universities and research centres.