Person: Dr Michael Hayden

Maurice Bitran

Maurice Bitran has been appointed ADM of the secretariat for the new Ontario Jobs and Prosperity Council (OJPC), effective July 11th. Bitran was most recently assistant DM of the Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation’s strategic policy division, a post he has held since 2009. The OJPC was announced in the last Ontario Budget and…

Dr Arlene Ponting

Dr Arlene Ponting is stepping down as CEO of the Science Alberta Foundation (SAF) after 13 years. Ponting will retire this December. She was instrumental in turning SAF into an award-winning science education organization aimed at youth….

Dr Michael Hayden

Dr Michael Hayden has been appointed president of global R&D and chief scientific officer for Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, Petah Tikva Israel. Hayden is currently the Canada Research Chair in Human Genetics and Molecular Medicine and Killam professor of medical genetics at the Univ of British Columbia. He is one of the world’s leading experts…

Dr Marie D’Iorio

Dr Marie D’Iorio has been appointed executive director of the National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT) after serving as its interim DG since last year, following the departure of Dr Nils Petersen. D’Iorio is an expert in nano-electronics and has worked at the National Research Council for nearly 30 years. She was DG of the NRC…

Dr Michael Hayden

Dr Michael Hayden has been awarded this year’s Priz Galien Canada award for research to acknowledge his contributions to biopharmaceutical research. The award was judged by an eight-person jury of university and industrial scientists in the pharmaceutical field and was presented November 15th at a gala event in Montreal. Hayden was chosen for his pioneering…

Dr Robert Young

Dr Robert Young has been chosen as the inaugural recipient of the Genome British Columbia Research Leadership Award. The $250,000 infrastructure support award coincides with selection of Young as the Merck Frosst BC Leadership Chair in Pharmaceutical Genomics in Drug Discovery at Simon Fraser Univ by the province’s Leading Edge Endowment Fund (LEEF). He is…

Dr Marc Saner

Dr Marc Saner has stepped down as executive VP and director of assessments for the Council of Canadian Academies, effective October 16. Saner joined the CCA in March, 2006, before the organization’s official launch but his position will not be filled. Instead, assessment activity will be assumed by CCA president Dr Peter Nicholson. The CCA…

Debbie Lawes

Debbie Lawes, consulting editor to RE$EARCH MONEY, has acquired Tech Media Reports, which publishes five business-to-business newsletters focusing on the Canadian telecommunications, broadcast distribution, wireless, new media and information technology sectors. Lawes becomes publisher and managing editor of the Ottawa-based company which, prior to 2000, included RE$EARCH MONEY among its newsletter titles. She will continue…