Person: Dr Indira Samarasekera

Dr Mario Pinto

Dr Mario Pinto has officially taken up his position in Ottawa as president of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). Pinto began exercising his official duties in mid-November, several months after being appointed incoming NSERC president (R$, June 26/14). He replaces Dr Suzannne Fortier, who stepped down in March/13 prior to assuming her…

Dr Indira Samarasekera

Dr Indira Samarasekera will become a distinguished fellow in residence at the Univ of British Columbia’s Liu Institute for Global Issues next July. Samarasekera completes her term as the president of the Univ of Alberta in June — a posting she held for 10 years. She was previously at UBC for more than 30 years…

Dr Cara Tannenbaum

Dr Cara Tannenbaum has been appointed scientific director of the Canadian Institute of Health Research’s Institute of Gender and Health, effective January 1/15,replacing Dr Joy Johnson. Tannenbaum comes to CIHR from the Univ of Montreal where she is a professor and holds the Michel Saucier Endowed Chair in Geriatric Pharmacology, Health and Aging. Her research…