Person: Dr Mamdouh Shoukri

Dr Mamdouh Shoukri

Dr Mamdouh Shoukri has been appointed to a second five-year term as president and vice-chancellor of York Univ, with his new term beginning July 1/12. Prior to joining York, Shoukri enjoyed a long career at McMaster Univ where he served as chair of the department of mechanical engineering, dean of the faculty of engineering and…

Dr Steve Liang

Dr Steve Liang has received $220,000 to develop a virtual environmental observatory from Microsoft Research and Alberta Innovates – Technology Futures. Liang heads up the Univ of Calgary’s GeoSensor Web Lab, which is contributing to the GeoCENS (Geospatial Cyberinfrastructure for Environmental Sensing) project. The funding will allow Liang to expand his GeoCENS work, whi

Bernard Courtois

Bernard Courtois is stepping down as president and CEO of the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) after a term of more than seven years. Courtois served on the ITAC board of directors since 1999 and was appointed to the top spot in January 2004. Prior to ITAC, he served in a range of positions…

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…

Doug Hull

Doug Hull has been appointed to a newly created position at CANARIE Inc, ending a long career with the public service. Hull becomes CANARIE’s senior director, public access/learning networks effective early July. He leaves Industry Canada where he is DG Information Highway Applications Branch. Hull recently appeared on an Ottawa CBC radio program and explained…