Person: Dr Murray McLaughlin

Dr Murray McLaughlin

Dr Murray McLaughlin has been appointed director of business development for the Canadian Light Source at the Univ of Saskatchewan. Mclaughlin brings a host of business, management and marketing strengths to the CLS, Canada’s only synchrotron which is now seeking clients for its various beamlines seeking new information on the chemical nature and molecular structure…

John Roese

John Roese has been appointed chief technology officer (CTO) of Nortel Networks Corp with responsibility for the company’s overall R&D strategy and execution. Roese comes to Nortel from Broadcom Corp, Irvine CA, a communications semiconductor firm where he held the positions of VP and CTO for networking technologies. An authority on network convergence and emerging…

Whitney Rockley

Whitney Rockley has been appointed VP finance and financial executive-in-residence for TEC Edmonton, a joint venture between the Univ of Alberta and the Edmonton Economic Development Corp. Rockley will use her venture capital (VC) experience to assist TEC Edmonton in growing regional advanced technology start-ups, as well as overseeing the finances of the organization. She…

Dr Ian Graham

Dr Ian Graham has been appointed VP knowledge translation for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), effective July 10th. Graham is an associate professor at the Univ of Ottawa’s School of Nursing and a senior social scientist (clinical epidemiology) at the Ottawa Health Research Institute. He holds a PhD in medical sociology from McGill…

Dr Mona Nemer

Dr Mona Nemer has been appointed VP research at the Univ of Ottawa, replacing Dr Howard Alper who is stepping down after nine years. Nemer comes to the U of O from the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montr‚al (IRCM), a 30-year-old, non-profit institute aligned with McGill Univ and the Univ of Montreal and housing…

Murray McLaughlin

Agricultural Life Sciences – A Convergence
By Dr Murray McLaughlin

When I look at agriculture today it is in the position of many industries that are commoditized – it is under unrelenting pressure to come up with the next wave of innovation.

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…