Person: Dr Jeremy Squire

Dr John Holdren

Dr John Holdren has been appointed science advisor to president-elect Barak Obama. An acknowledged expert in global environmental change, energy technologies and policies, nuclear proliferation, and S&T policy, Holdren is currently director of the Woods Hole Research Centre whose logo is “Protecting the integrity of the global environment”. He will head up the Office of…

Dr Steven Franklin

Dr Steven Franklin has been appointed president and vice-chancellor of Trent Univ effective July 1/09. Franklin comes to the Peterborough ON-based university from the Univ of Saskatchewan, where he currently serves as VP research. He replaces Dr Bonnie Patterson, who held the position since July 1/98. Franklin holds an MA in physical geography and a…

Dr Christopher Baker

Dr Christopher Baker has been appointed the first chair holder of the Innovatia Research Chair at the Univ of New Brunswick. The chair is a partnership between Bell Aliant subsidiary Innovatia (next generation solutions), UNB and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. Franklin — an expert on semantic technologies — will head up research projects while…

Dr Jeremy Squire

Dr Jeremy Squire has been appointed to the Research Chair in Molecular Pathology, the first research chair at Kingston General Hospital (KGH). Squire comes to KGH from the Princess Margaret Hospital and the University Health Network where he held senior positions for his specialization as a cytogeneticist to discover genetic abnormalities linked to cancer. Squire…

Mike Williams

Mike Williams has been appointed GM of economic development, culture and tourism with the City of Toronto. Williams comes to the city from the Toronto Regional Research Alliance (TRA) where he was senior VP investment attraction. He was also involved in cluster building strategies and action plans for green tech, digital media, advanced manufacturing, bio…