Person: Dr Peter Kovitz

Gordon Nixon

Gordon Nixon is joining the board of directors of MaRS, a non-profit innovation centre in Toronto with a strong life sciences focus, and will succeed founding board chair Dr John Evans in 2009. Nixon is president and CEO of the Royal Bank of Canada and one of three new board appointments to MaRS. The others…

Dr Chas Bountra

Dr Chas Bountra will lead the new chemical biology group of the Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC). Bountra was appointed chief scientist at the SGC’s laboratory at Oxford Univ — one of three institutions that comprise the SGC….

Dr Claude Lajeunesse

Dr Claude Lajeunesse has been appointed president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC), replacing Peter Boag. Lajeunesse was most recently president of Concordia Univ and previously served for 10 years as president of Ryerson Univ. Prior association experience includes a stint as head of the Association of Universities and Colleges of…

Dr Peter Kovitz

Dr Peter Kovitz has been appointed to the newly created position of senior VP innovation at MDS Nordion. Kovitz will lead the Kanata ON-based firm’s global efforts to develop and implement new strategies and identify complementary business opportunities. He will report to MDS president Steve West and be a member of the executive management team…