Person: Dr Tim McTiernan

Samy Watson

Samy Watson, DM Environment Canada, has been moved to the Privy Council Office (PCO) as a special advisor “pending his next assignment”. He will be replaced by Michael Horgan, currently DM, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (DIAND). Watson held two positions at PCO between 1995 and 1997 before becoming DM at Agriculture and…

Dr Colleen Flood

Dr Colleen Flood has been appointed scientific director of the Institute of Health Services and Policy (IHSPR) Research, effective September 1. The IHSPR is one of 13 institutes comprising the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. She replaces Dr Morris Barer, who was the IHSPR’s founding scientific director in 2000. Flood’s areas of research interest include…

Dr Norm Campbell

Dr Norm Campbell is the inaugural recipient of the newly established Chair in Hypertension Prevention and Control. Campbell, a professor of medicine at the Univ of Calgary, has dedicated much of his career to exploring hypertension and plans a multi-faceted approach for its prevention. This includes the formation of a consortium of organizations and concerned…

Dr Tim McTiernan

Dr Tim McTiernan has been appointed executive director of Innovations at University of Toronto (IUT), a new organization combining the former Innovations Foundation and the U of Ts internal technology transfer operations. He will also assume the position of assistant VP research, reporting to VP research Dr John Challis. The appointments are effective June 1.…

Dr Darin Graham

Dr Darin Graham has been appointed president of Communications and Information Technology Ontario (CITO), effective October 10. Graham joined CITO in 1999 as its chief operating officer, developing a strong business team. Prior to joining CITO, he was director of R&D for ADT Security Services Inc, Boca Raton FL, and has held consulting, research and…

Debbie Lawes

Debbie Lawes has been appointed editor of Canada Research Horizons (CRH), a new quarterly magazine focused on federally funded and performed science and technology. Lawes joined CRH in September to oversee the magazine’s creation and is currently completing the first issue for release next month. Prior to joining CRH, she was publisher and managing editor…

Dr Mark Young

Dr Mark Young has resigned from his position as chief operating officer of Biomira Inc to pursue other opportunities. Young will stay on in a consulting capacity until June 30 and the firm will not seek a replacement during that time. He is credited with helping to transform Edmonton-based Biomira into a products-oriented firm and…

Dr Alan Shotter

Dr Alan Shotter has been appointed director of TRIUMF, effective September 1. Shotter comes to Canada’s national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics from Edinbourgh Univ where he was head of the physics and astronomy departments and helped with the development of a European strategy for radioactive beams. His principal interest is nuclear astrophysics and…

Dr Tim McTiernan

Dr Tim McTiernan has been appointed assistant DM of Ontario’s Ministry of Energy, Science and Technology (MEST). McTiernan is president of Canadore College of Applied Arts and Technology in North Bay and previously held several senior positions with the Yukon Government. He holds a BA in philosophy and psychology from Trinity College in Dublin Ireland,…