Person: Dr Peter Liu

Elizabeth Dowdeswell

Elizabeth Dowdeswell has been named president of the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA), replacing Dr Peter Nicholson who left the position at the end of 2009. Dowdeswell’s appointment is effective April 1st. She has chaired the CCA’s scientific advisory committee since its inception and is an adjunct professor at the Univ of Toronto’s McLaughlin-Rotman Centre…

Dr Janusz Kozinski

Dr Janusz Kozinski has been appointed dead of the faculty of science and engineering at York Univ. An expert in sustainable energy systems and immune building concepts (anti-bioterrorism), Kozinski is currently dean of the college of engineering at the Univ of Saskatchewan. He holds a MEng and PhD from AGH-Univ of Science and Technology (Krakow,…

Kevin Lynch

Kevin Lynch and Dr Steve MacLean have joined the board of directors at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. Lynch held many senior federal civil service positions over a 33-year career including clerk of the Privy Council, executive director of the International Monetary Fund and DM finance under the Chrétien governments of the 1990s. He…

Dr Gilles Patry 2010

Dr Gilles Patry has been appointed president and CEO of the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), effective July 1st, succeeding Dr Eliot Phillipson who is stepping down after after six years at the helm. Patry is a professor of civil engineering with a joint appointment at the School of Information Technology and Engineering (SITE) at…

Dr Calvin Stiller

Dr Calvin Stiller has been awarded the 2010 Canada Gairdner Wightman Award for his long career in health research, life sciences and the venture capital industry. Currently professor emeritus at the Univ of Western Ontario and chair and co-founder of the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Stiller is a pioneer in multi-organ transplantation and the…

Dr Peter Liu

Dr Peter Liu is stepping down July 1st as scientific director of the CIHR Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health after four years to pursue other opportunities. Liu was responsible for establishing several national and international partnerships to further the study of circulatory and respiratory diseases. He also contributed to the Canadian Heart Health Strategy…

Dr Greg Kealey

Dr Greg Kealey has been re-appointed VP research at the Univ of Brunswick for a second five-year term, beginning July 1 2006. Kealey is a noted historian and a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Royal Historical Society. He is also a member of the governing council of the Social Sciences and…

Dr Peter Liu

Dr Peter Liu has been appointed scientific director of the Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (ICRH), one of 13 institutes comprising the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Liu is currently director of the Univ of Toronto’s centre of excellence in cardiovascular research and the Heart & Stroke/Polo Chair of medicine and physiology. He is…

Dr Bill Smith

Dr Bill Smith is retiring after a long career with the National Research Council and its Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP). Smith was most recently regional DG IRAP West, based in Winnipeg. He previously held key positions with IRAP in Ottawa and also worked closely NRC’s VP science and corporate services branch. Smith’s retirement is…

April 12 in Boucherville PQ

April 12 in Boucherville PQ: Mold Design and Fabrication Minitec 2006. One-day workshop for process, R&D and product development personnel. Presented by the Society of Plastic Engineers (Quebec Section) and the NRC Industrial Materials Institute….