Person: Dr Suzanne Fortier

Louis Brunel

Louis Brunel and Dr Delwyn Fredlund have been appointed to the governing council of the National Research Council. Brunel is a veteran of the telecommunications and cable industries and is current president and CEO of the International Institute of Telecommunications in Montreal. He holds a BSc in mathematics and physics from the Univ of Montreal…

Dr Michel Bergeron

Dr Michel Bergeron has been awarded the Quebec government’s Wilder-Penfield award recognizing achievements in the field of biomedical sciences. Bergeron was honoured for his research contributing to the development of rapid diagnostic tests using microbial DNA rather than bacterial cultures. He is a professor of microbiology and director of the Infectious Disease Research Centre at…

Dr Suzanne Fortier

Dr Suzanne Fortier has been appointed president of Science and Engineering Research Canada (NSERC), following her confirmation by the Standing Committee on Industry, Natural Resources, Science and Technology. Fortier replaces Dr Tom Brzustowski, who completed his second five-year term in October. Fortier is currently on sabbatical in Italy and is expected to take up the…

Arthur Kroeger

Arthur Kroeger will advise Industry Canada on the design of its new Transformative Technologies Program, which is being carved out of the sunsetting Technology Partnerships Canada program (R$, September 20/05). Kroeger served as DM for six federal departments, and has been active in public policy and policy research organizations….