Person: Dr John Challis

Dr John Challis

Dr John Challis is stepping down as VP research and associate provost at the Univ of Toronto after a four-year term, effective June 30. Challis will take an administrative leave before returning to a teaching and research position in the U of T’s department of physiology. He came to the U of T in 2003…

Dr Eddy Campbell

Dr Eddy Campbell has been appointed to the governing council of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council. Campbell is VP academic and pro vice-chancellor at Memorial Univ, positions he has held since 2004. He is also a professor of mathematics and statistics. Prior to Memorial, he held several positions at Queen’s Univ, including professor…

Christopher Pringle

Christopher Pringle has been appointed director of government relations (department of mechanical and mechatronics engineering) at the Univ of Waterloo, ending a long career in S&T with the Government of Ontario. After a career in the high-tech sector, Pringle joined the Ontario government in 1986 as a senior advisor with responsibility for the Premier’s Council…

Dr John Challis

Dr John Challis has been appointed as the Univ of Toronto’s VP research and associate provost for a seven-year term. He replaces Dr Heather Munroe-Blum, who left last year to become president and vice-chancellor of McGill Univ. Challis is a professor of medicine and former chair of the physiology department. He is also scientific director…

Dr Gregory Fahlman

Dr Gregory Fahlman has been appointed DG of the National Research Council’s Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics. Fahlman was previously executive director of the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, a collaboration between the NRC, the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique of France and the Univ of Hawaii. Fahlman joined the NRC in 1970 as a post doctoral fellow…

Michéle Fortin

Michéle Fortin has been appointed associate DM of Quebec’s Ministry of Finance, Economy and Research (MFER) with responsibility for the research, science and technology portion of the new super ministry. Fortin was previously VP of French CBC television and has had a long career in the public service and academia. Her new position is one…