Person: Dr Mike Dixon

Dr Mick Bhatia

Dr Mick Bhatia has been recruited to head up a recently created institute for human cancer and stem cell biology research at McMaster Univ. Bhatia formally begins his duties Jan 1/06 in a facility, housed in the new Michael G DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery and financed with a $105-million donation from retired industrialist…

Dr Dan McGillivray

Dr Dan McGillivray has been appointed managing director of the Centre for Earth and Environmental Technologies (ETech), formerly known as CRESTech. McGillivray has been interim managing director since last October, following the departure of Dr Steve Moran. He joined CRESTech in 1997 in the position of director of business development. Prior to joining the Ontario…

Dr Mike Dixon

Dr Mike Dixon has been named chair of the Canadian Space Agency’s space exploration advisory committee for a three-year term. Dixon is a research partner with ETech, chair of the Univ of Guelph’s department of environmental biology and director of the university’s Controlled Environment Systems Research Facility….

Dr Maike Luiken

Dr Maike Luiken has been appointed dean of technology, applied science, apprenticeship and fire sciences at Lambton College in Sarnia ON. Luiken was previously VP research alliances with the National Capital Institute of Telecommunications in Ottawa. She has held several positions at Algonquin College in Ottawa including professor, director of the Algonquin Telecommunications Centre and…

John Tak

John Tak has been appointed president and CEO of Fuel Cells Canada (FCC), replacing Ron Britton who retired earlier this year. Tak has considerable experience in global trade, government and industry initiatives. He comes to the association from Mitsubishi Canada Ltd where he was in charge of its specialty chemical business. He also held positions…

Dr John Hepburn

Dr John Hepburn has been appointed VP research at the Univ of British Columbia, succeeding Dr Indira Samarasekera, who left last November to become president of the Univ of Alberta. Currently dean of the faculty of science, Hepburn’s appointment is effective October 1. He was a professor of chemistry and physics at the Univ of…

Dr Robert Walker

Dr Robert Walker has been appointed ADM S&T at National Defence and CEO of Defence R&D Canada (DRDC), replacing Dr John Leggat who retired earlier this year (R$, July 22/05). Walker is a 28-year veteran of DRDC, holding a number of senior of positions. His most recent position was DG R&D programs, which he has…

Dr Stan Shapson

Dr Stan Shapson has been appointed interim president of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Shapson will serve beginning September 1 following the departure of Dr Marc Renaud until the federal government selects a replacement. Shapson will continue to serve as VP research and innovation at York Univ and travel to Ottawa on…

Dr Murray McLaughlin

Dr Murray McLaughlin has stepped down as president and CEO of Foragen Technologies Management Inc, one of four early stage venture capital firms established in the 1990s by the Royal Bank. McLaughlin is currently deciding whether to accept another full-time position or establish a consulting firm. He has extensive experience in agricultural S&T, having served…