Person: Dr Stephen Hall

Dr John Polanyi

Dr John Polanyi has been awarded the Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). Polanyi was chosen for the award — which provides $1 million in research funding over five years –— for his research into chemical lasers which led to his sharing the…

Dr Annette Trimbee

Dr Annette Trimbee has been appointed DM of the Alberta Ministry of Advanced Education and Technology (AET). She comes to AET from the Ministry of Health and Wellness where she was ADM, strategic directions division. Trimbee replaces Dr Bob Fessenden, who has been appointed to the recently created Premier’s Economic Strategy Council. The Council was…

Dr Stephen Hall

Dr Stephen Hall has been appointed president and CEO of the Mining Innovation, Rehabilitation and Applied Research Corporation (MINARCO), affiliated with Laurentian Univ. Hall comes to MINARCO from the Univ of Ballarat in Victoria Australia where he was head of the school of science and engineering. He replaces Dr Peter Kaiser, who becomes founding director…

Dr Alain Beaudet

Dr Alain Beaudet has been appointed president of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Beaudet comes to CIHR from the Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec (FRSQ) where he held the positions of president and CEO (2004-2008) and director of scientific affairs (2000-2004). He replaces interim president Dr Pierre Chartrand who held…

Dr Ted Sargent

Dr Ted Sargent has been awarded a $10-million Global Research Partnership grant from the King Abdullah University of Saudia Arabia (KAUST), the only Canadian in a group of 12 founding international scientists to receive the awards. Sargent is a professor of electrical and computer engineering and Canada Research Chair in nanotechnology at the Univ of…