Person: Dr John Esdaile

Dr Robert Page

Dr Robert Page has been appointed to the newly created position of TransAlta Professor of Environmental Management and Sustainability at the Univ of Calgary. Page, who recently stepped down as TransAlta’s VP sustainable development, will assume the professorship in the U of C’s Institute of Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economy’s energy and environmental systems group.…

Dr Raymond Rajotte

Dr Raymond Rajotte has been appointed to the governing council of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for a three-year term. Rajotte holds several positions at the Univ of Alberta, including scientific director of the Alberta Diabetes Institute, professor of surgery and medicine and director and founder of the Islet Transplantation Group. He holds a…

Dr John Esdaile

Dr John Esdaile has been appointed scientific director and CEO of the Canadian Arthritis Network (CAN), a Network of Centres of Excellence. Esdaile has been involved with CAN since its inception and was instrumental in creating the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada. He retains his position as head of the Univ of British Columbia’s division…

Dr Mamdouh Shoukri

Dr Mamdouh Shoukri has been appointed president and vice-chancellor of York Univ, effective July 1/07. Shoukri comes to York from McMaster Univ, where he has served as VP research and international affairs for the past six years. He joined McMaster in 1984 and held the positions of dean of engineering and chair of the mechanical…

Dr Grant McClarty

Dr Grant McClarty has been appointed VP research at Winnipeg-based Cangene Corp, succeeding Dr Wendy Johnson who is on long-term medical leave. McClarty comes to Cangene from the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg, where he served as director of biomedical research for six years. He holds a PhD in microbiology from the Univ of Manitoba…

Dr Richard McCreery

Dr Richard McCreery has been appointed a principal researcher and Ingenuity scholar at the National Institute of Nanotechnology and a professor of chemistry at the Univ of Alberta. McCreery accepted the cross-appointment and will relocate to Edmonton from Ohio State Univ, Columbus OH. He is considered a leading researcher in the field of molecular scale…