Person: Dr Richard Hegele

John Maris

John Maris has been appointed board chair of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC), the first time a representative from a small business has been selected. Maris is president of Marinvent Corp, a St-Bruno QC-based developer of aviation electronic charting applications with customers worldwide. He has served as chair of AIAC’s small business committee…

Dr Darren Lawless

Dr Darren Lawless has been appointed dean of applied research and innovation at Humber College. Lawless comes to Humber from Sheridan College where he was dean of research and innovation and dean of research at Sheridan Research, its technology commercialization arm. He holds a BSc and PhD in chemistry from Concordia Univ and was a…

Dr Louis Fortier

Dr Louis Fortier has been awarded the 2015 Northern Science Award by Polar Knowledge Canada (a merger of the Canadian Polar Commission and the Canadian High Arctic Research Station). Fortier is scientific director of the highly successful ArcticNet, a Network of Centres of Excellence and a marine biologist at Laval Univ. The award includes a…

Dr Eric Meslin

Dr Eric Meslin has been appointed president and CEO of the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA), effective February 1/16. Meslin is founding director of Indiana Univ’s Center for Bioethics and associate dean for bioethics in its School of Medicine. His CCA appointment marks his return to Canada where he was born and received his initial…

Dr Richard Hegele

Dr Richard Hegele has been appointed the Univ of Toronto’s vice-dean, research and innovation for a five-year term effective January 1/16. Hegele will be responsible for the strategic direction and management of health and biomedical research in the Faculty of Medicine and collaborate with university and affiliated hospital partners to advance excellence, innovation and interdisciplinary…

Heather Magotiaux

Heather Magotiaux has been appointed CEO of the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation, replacing Patrick Odnokon, who served in an interim basis since February/14. Prior to her appointment, Magotiaux was VP advancement and community engagement at the Univ of Saskatchewan, leading a repositioning and brand development initiative for the U of S to provide leadership for…

Ann MacKenzie

Ann MacKenzie has been appointed executive director and CEO of ACENET, a consortium of Atlantic Canada universities delivering advanced computing resources throughout the region. MacKenzie comes to ACENET from the Conference Board of Canada where she served as executive director of Atlantic Canada. Over her career she has developed expertise for working in multiple business…