Person: Dr Michel Bergeron

Dr Rose Goldstein

Dr Rose Goldstein has been appointed VP research at the Univ of Calgary, succeeding Dr Dennis Salahub whose five-year term ends June 30th. Goldstein is a professor and vice-dean academic affairs at the Univ of Ottawa and a medical doctor specializing in rheumatology. While serving in her new position, she will maintain a limited clinical…

Robert Marshall

Robert Marshall has been appointed as the inaugural VP programs at Alberta Ingenuity. Marshall has a had long career in industrial and academic settings, most recently with the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) program. While at OCE, he held several positions including director of consortia and business development. At Alberta Ingenuity, Marshall is responsible for…

Dr Michel Bergeron

Dr Michel Bergeron has been awarded Genome Quebec’s inaugural Biotechnology Award of Tomorrow award. Bergeron is a professor and director of Laval Univ’s Infectious Disease Research Centre, of which he is founder. The Centre now has nearly 250 researchers, graduate students and technical staff to study microbial aggressions as they apply to public health problems.…

Louis Brunel

Louis Brunel and Dr Delwyn Fredlund have been appointed to the governing council of the National Research Council. Brunel is a veteran of the telecommunications and cable industries and is current president and CEO of the International Institute of Telecommunications in Montreal. He holds a BSc in mathematics and physics from the Univ of Montreal…

Dr Michel Bergeron

Dr Michel Bergeron has been awarded the Quebec government’s Wilder-Penfield award recognizing achievements in the field of biomedical sciences. Bergeron was honoured for his research contributing to the development of rapid diagnostic tests using microbial DNA rather than bacterial cultures. He is a professor of microbiology and director of the Infectious Disease Research Centre at…

Dr Suzanne Fortier

Dr Suzanne Fortier has been appointed president of Science and Engineering Research Canada (NSERC), following her confirmation by the Standing Committee on Industry, Natural Resources, Science and Technology. Fortier replaces Dr Tom Brzustowski, who completed his second five-year term in October. Fortier is currently on sabbatical in Italy and is expected to take up the…

Arthur Kroeger

Arthur Kroeger will advise Industry Canada on the design of its new Transformative Technologies Program, which is being carved out of the sunsetting Technology Partnerships Canada program (R$, September 20/05). Kroeger served as DM for six federal departments, and has been active in public policy and policy research organizations….