Person: Dr Molly Shoichet

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Cogent, timely science advice is a hallmark of advanced, knowledge-based nations but as recent Canadian events have demonstrated, that capacity can often be weakened or even taken away as political winds shift and governments change.

No STI minister in Ontario cabinet

The newly elected Ontario Progressive Conservative Party has eliminated research and innovation as a separate ministry as it unveiled its slimmed-down 21-person Cabinet.

Q&A with Ontario’s first chief scientist, Dr Molly Shoichet

Last fall, Ontario named its first chief scientist after a nearly year-long search, selecting Dr Molly Shoichet, a biomedical scientist in Univ of Toronto. RE$EARCH MONEY spoke with her last month to learn more about what she and her team will be working on.

Ontario’s new chief scientist to serve advisory role

After a months-long public search, Ontario has announced the appointment of Dr Molly Shoichet as its first chief scientist who will advise the provincial premier on science and innovation policy based on scientific evidence.

Killam Prize winners

The Canada Council for the Arts has announced the winners of the 2017 Killam Prizes, which celebrate world class excellence in the arts and sciences. This year’s five winners will each receive $100,000 at a May 30th awards ceremony at the Governor General’s residence in Ottawa on May 30. This year’s winners are: Dr John…

Francois Legault

Francois Legault has been appointed board chairman of Montreal-based Verlyx Pharma Inc (formerly Oncozyme Pharma), a privately held biotechnology company focused on the treatment of liver disorders. Legault has a long career in the biotechnology industry. Positions include executive VP at BioChem Pharma prior to its acquisition by Shire Pharmaceuticals, and president, COO and co-founder…

Steven Smith

Steven Smith has been appointed VP business development at B-TEMIA Inc, a Quebec City-based developer and manufacturer of human augmentation medical devices. Smith joins B-TEMIA from Shopper Home Healthcare where he was successful in its growth. At B-TEMIA, he will focus on the commercialization of Keeogo, a motorized walking assistive device worn on the lower…