Person: Dr Julia Vassileva

Dr Mark Haacke

Dr Mark Haacke has been recruited to lead a new medical imaging laboratory at McMaster Univ, as part of its new School of Biomedical Engineering, a joint effort between the Faculties of Engineering and Health Sciences. A native Canadian, Haacke accepted three new positions in Hamilton, although he remains director of The Magnetic Resonance Imaging…

Dr Julia Vassileva

Dr Julia Vassileva has been named to the Univ of Saskatchewan’s Cameco NSERC Prairie Chair for Women in Science and Engineering to mentor young women in the sciences and identify barriers to discouraging them from pursuing science and engineering careers. The five-year, $1.16-million appointment is supported by Saskatoon-based Cameco Corp ($350,000), Science and Engineering Research…

Robert Nault

Robert Nault has been appointed DG of NanoQuébec, replacing the outgoing Dr Clive Willis who will continue to work with the organization’s executive team. Nault will step down from his current duties as NanoQuébec’s secretary treasurer and is replaced in those functions by Jean Bourbonnais. Nault is president of Marketech, a consulting firm focussing on…

Rick Nathan

Rick Nathan has been appointed president of the Canadian Venture Capital Association, replacing Dr Robin Louis who becomes chairman of its board of directors. Nathan is managing director of Goodmans Venture Group. Prior to Goodmans, he was one of three founding partners of Brightspark, a Toronto-based, early-stage software investment fund. Nathan is also director of…

Rob Cruickshank

Rob Cruickshank has been appointed president of the British Columbia Technology Industries Association (BC TIA), replacing George Hunter who stepped down last March to devote his full time to the presidency of Leading Edge British Columbia. Cruickshank comes to BC TIA from TELUS/BCTEL where he held several executive positions including president of BCTEL Mobility. He…

Dr Gail Krantzberg

Dr Gail Krantzberg has been appointed to McMaster Univ’s new Centre for Engineering and Public Policy, which will provide graduate level studies to enhance the understanding of the interface between the two disciplines and how public policy affects technological, social and ecological systems. Krantzberg comes to McMaster from the Great Lakes Regional Office of the…

Kim Wittal

Kim Wittal has been appointed chairman of the board of directors for TRLabs, a network of industrially focussed, western-Canadian laboratories for research and training in information and communications technologies. A graduate of the Univ of Saskatchewan, Wittal is chief technology officer at SaskTel with responsibility for its digital telecommunications network and R&D activities….