Person: Dr Stephen Moran

Dr Stephen Moran

Dr Stephen Moran has been appointed president and CEO of the Centre for Research in Earth and Space Technology (CRESTech). Moran comes to the Ontario Centres of Excellence program from Alberta where was a key player in developing that province’s innovation strategy. He held a variety of senior positions within the government’s science and technology…

Dr Francois Baylis

Dr Francois Baylis and Hubert Gauthier have been appointed to the governing council of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Baylis is an associate professor at Dalhousie Univ’s Faculty of Medicine (Office of Bioethics Education) and has extensive experience in health care ethics and policy. She holds a PhD in philosophy with a specialization…

Alan Rock

Alan Rock (Etobicoke Centre) has been appointed Minister of Industry, replacing Brian Tobin who abruptly retired from politics earlier this month. Rock’s appointment is part of a massive Cabinet shuffle and signals a continuation of the government’s strong emphasis on innovation, which will benefit from the former Health minister’s championing of the Canadian Institutes of…

Maurizio Bevilacqua

Maurizio Bevilacqua (Vaughan-King-Aurora ON) has been appointed secretary of state for science, research and development, replacing Dr Gilbert Normand, who no longer holds a Cabinet position. Bevilacqua was first elected in 1988 and has been re-elected four times. He served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Human Resources Development and to the Minister of…

Greg Mumford

Greg Mumford has been appointed chief technology officer (CTO) of Nortel Networks Corp, Brampton ON, capping a 30-year career with the telecommunications networking giant. Mumford will report directly to Frank Dunn, Nortel’s recently installed president and CEO, and will be based at the firm’s central laboratories in Ottawa. He moves to CTO after serving as…