Person: Dr Mark Poznansky

Dr Bettina Hamelin

Dr Bettina Hamelin has been appointed president and CEO of Ontario Genomics, replacing Dr Mark Poznansky who is leaving after nearly seven years in the positions. Hamelin will be responsible for overseeing and directing the agency’s genomics technology pipeline which to date has assisted 16 genomics firms to the “investor ready” stage of development and…

Dr Meric Gertler

Dr Meric Gertler has been appointed president of the Univ of Toronto, replacing Dr David Naylor who is stepping down after eight years. Gertler is currently dean of the university’s faculty of arts and science and a professor in the department of geography which he joined in 1983. He is a world renowned expert in…

Dr Mark Poznansky

Dr Mark Poznansky, president and CEO of the Ontario Genomics Institute, has been awarded a lifetime achievement award from Life Sciences Ontario. More than 20 years of Poznansky’s 37-year career has been spent in the Ontario life sciences sector helping to attract millions in research funding and create hundreds of jobs. Past positions include CEO…

Dr Chaviva Hosek

Dr Chaviva Hosek has announced her retirement as president and CEO of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR). Hosek will leave the institute in June 2012 having served for more than 10 years, leaving the board time to mount an international search for her replacement. Prior to joining CIFAR, she enjoyed a long career…

Dr Bhagirath Singh

Dr Bhagirath Singh and Dr Jose Esparza have been appointed co-chairs of the advisory board overseeing the renewed Canadian HIV Vaccine Initiative (CHVI) and its Research and Development Alliance. Singh and Esparza will be responsible for providing advice and funding recommendations to the CHVI and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation….

Gary Corbett

Gary Corbett has been re-elected president and CEO of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada for a second two-year term. Corbett was previously a scientist with Natural Resources Canada….

Dr Mark Poznansky

Dr Mark Poznansky has been appointed president and CEO of the Ontario Genomics Institute, replacing Dr Christian Burks who is stepping down after six years. Poznansky comes to the OGI with a long and prestigious background as a researcher and research manager and has led a consultancy group for the past two years. Prior to…