Person: Dr Howard Alper

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…

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…

Dr Howard Alper

Dr Howard Alper has been reappointed as chair of the Science, Technology and Innovation Council. STIC provides confidential advice to government on S&T issues and produces a bi-annual State of the Nation S&T report….

Bill Mantel

Bill Mantel has been appointed interim ADM of the science and research division of the Ministry of Research and Innovation (MRI) until an ongoing recruitment process is complete. Mantel replaces Adalsteinn Brown wh

Dr William Leggett

Dr William Leggett has been appointed chair of the board of directors for the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), replacing Dr John Evans who served in the position since the CFI’s inception in 1997. Prior to his appointment (effective February 5/07), Leggett was principal and vice-chancellor of Queen’s Univ from 1994 to 2004. While principal,…

Dr Howard Alper

Dr Howard Alper has been appointed co-chair of the InterAcademy Panel (IAP) on International Issues, the first Canadian to chair a global, science-based organization. Alper was elected earlier this month at the IAP’s conference and general assembly in Alexandria Egypt. Alper will share the chair duties with Dr Chen Zhu (Chinese Academy of Sciences) who…

Morna Paterson

Morna Paterson has been appointed director of the Federal Partners in Technology Transfer, an organization that works to encourage effective technology transfer from government to the private sector. Paterson is also executive director of the Innovation Management Association of Canada and a member of the Conference Board of Canada’s Innovation Council….