Person: Dr Janusz Kozinski

Elizabeth Dowdeswell

Elizabeth Dowdeswell has been named president of the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA), replacing Dr Peter Nicholson who left the position at the end of 2009. Dowdeswell’s appointment is effective April 1st. She has chaired the CCA’s scientific advisory committee since its inception and is an adjunct professor at the Univ of Toronto’s McLaughlin-Rotman Centre…

Dr Janusz Kozinski

Dr Janusz Kozinski has been appointed dead of the faculty of science and engineering at York Univ. An expert in sustainable energy systems and immune building concepts (anti-bioterrorism), Kozinski is currently dean of the college of engineering at the Univ of Saskatchewan. He holds a MEng and PhD from AGH-Univ of Science and Technology (Krakow,…

Kevin Lynch

Kevin Lynch and Dr Steve MacLean have joined the board of directors at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. Lynch held many senior federal civil service positions over a 33-year career including clerk of the Privy Council, executive director of the International Monetary Fund and DM finance under the Chrétien governments of the 1990s. He…

Dr Gilles Patry 2010

Dr Gilles Patry has been appointed president and CEO of the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), effective July 1st, succeeding Dr Eliot Phillipson who is stepping down after after six years at the helm. Patry is a professor of civil engineering with a joint appointment at the School of Information Technology and Engineering (SITE) at…

Dr Calvin Stiller

Dr Calvin Stiller has been awarded the 2010 Canada Gairdner Wightman Award for his long career in health research, life sciences and the venture capital industry. Currently professor emeritus at the Univ of Western Ontario and chair and co-founder of the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Stiller is a pioneer in multi-organ transplantation and the…

Dr Peter Liu

Dr Peter Liu is stepping down July 1st as scientific director of the CIHR Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health after four years to pursue other opportunities. Liu was responsible for establishing several national and international partnerships to further the study of circulatory and respiratory diseases. He also contributed to the Canadian Heart Health Strategy…

Nicholas Ignatieff

Nicholas Ignatieff has been appointed the first director of McGill Univ’s Strategic University Research Funding (SURF) office, which handles McGill proposals to the Canada Foundation for Innovation and other major research initiatives. He previously headed McGill’s Agile All-Photonic Networks initiative and coordinated the Centre for Advanced Systems and Technologies in Communications. He was also director…

Frank Holler

Frank Holler has joined the board of directors for Genome British Columbia. Holler is currently CEO and fund manager for BC Advantage Funds and has been a prominent executive for several biotechnology firms and has extensive experience in the banking industry. He was president and CEO of both ID Biomedical Corp and Zenon Genetics Inc…

Dr Arnold Naimark

Dr Arnold Naimark has been appointed chair of Health Canada’s science advisory board for a three-year term. He replaces Dr Linda Lusby who has chaired the board in an acting capacity for the past year following the resignation of Dr Judith Hall in 2004. Naimark had a long and distinguished career at the Univ of…

Dr Janusz Kozinski

Dr Janusz Kozinski has been appointed associate VP research at McGill Univ with responsibility for research policy development, industrial research partnerships and overseeing several research services. Kosinski joined McGill in 1994 and is currently the leader of a multidisciplinary team that includes researchers from medicine, chemistry, biotechnology and engineering. He holds a masters of engineering…