Person: Dr Louise Poissant

Dr Robin Harkness

Dr Robin Harkness has been appointed VP research of Ontario Genomics (formerly Ontario Genomics Institute, see brief on this page), effective November 23. Harkness has more than 25 years of experience in the life sciences corporate, academic and not-for-profit sectors. Past positions include 20 years at Sanofi Pasteur where he rose to the position of…

Dr Mohamas Nasser-Eddine

Dr Mohamas Nasser-Eddine has been appointed director of programs at the Canada Foundation for Innovation. Nasser-Eddine comes to CFI from the Univ of Ottawa where he was director of its Office of Strategic Development Initiatives. He also worked as a research scientist at Montreal-based Labopharm. Nasser-Eddine holds a MSc and PhD in chemistry from the…

Dr Elizabeth Cannon

Dr Elizabeth Cannon has been appointed board chair of Universities Canada for a two-year term. Cannon is president and vice-chancellor of the Univ of Calgary — positions she has held since 2010. A researcher in geomatics engineering, she has worked in industrial and academic environments on research into global positioning systems. Cannon replaces Dr David…

Dr Louise Poissant

Dr Louise Poissant has been appointed scientific director of Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC). Poissant comes to the organization from the Univ of Quebec at Montreal where she was dean, faculty of arts and director of several research programs. She replaces Normand Labrie who was its inaugural executive director….