Person: Dr Tom Brzustowski

Dr Kevin Smith 2010

Dr Kevin Smith has been appointed board chair of the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the third person to hold the position since its inception in 1997. Succeeding Dr John Evans and Dr Williams Leggatt, Smith is president and CEO of St Joseph’s Health System and an associate professor at McMaster Univ’s school of medicine. He…

Michel Kelly-Gagnon

Michel Kelly-Gagnon has been appointed to the board of directors of the Canada Foundation for Innovation. Kelly-Gagnon is president and CEO of the Montreal Economic Institute, a right wing think tank. His appointment is one of seven board positions reserved for the Government of Canada. Kelly-Gagnon holds a law degree from the Univ of Montreal…

Dr Tom Brzustowski

Dr Tom Brzustowski has been appointed chair of the scientific advisory committee of the Council of Canadian Academies, replacing Elizabeth Dowdeswell who was recently appointed CCA president (R$, April 23/10). Brzustowski is the RBC professor for the Commercialization of Innovation at the Univ of Ottawa’s School of Management and board chair of the Institute for…

Dr Alison Symington

Dr Alison Symington has been appointed VP outreach at the Ontario Genomics Institute. Symington was previously executive director of Bioscience Education Canada and has held posts in academia (Seneca College’s school of biological sciences and applied chemistry) and industry (development scientist at sanofi pasteur). She holds a PhD in cell biology from the Univ of…

Dr Carlos Brailovsky

Dr Carlos Brailovsky has been selected to receive the Medical Council of Canada’s Outstanding Achievement Award in the Evaluation of Clinical Competence. Brailovsky is a professor of family medicine at Laval Univ’s medical school and director of the Centre for Measurement and Evaluation of Health Services. He received his doctorate of medicine from the Univ…

Donald Johnston

Donald Johnston is joining the Montreal-based law firm of Heenan Blaikie as counsel. Johnston recently completed a 10-year term as secretary general of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris. Johnston was a co-founder of the firm in 1973 but left to enter politics in 1978 with the government of Pierre Trudeau. He…

Dr Christopher Borchers

Dr Christopher Borchers has been recruited as director of the UVic-Genome British Columbia Proteomics Centre. Borchers, formerly director of the UNC-Duke Proteomics Facility at the Univ of North Carolina, Chapel Hill NC, will head up the facility located at the Vancouver Island Technology Park, owned by the Univ of Victoria. He will be accompanied by…

Dr Tom Brzustowski

Dr Tom Brzustowski has been selected as the recipient of this year’s gold medal award from the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers and will be honoured at an awards ceremony November 18 in Toronto. Brzustowski was chosen for his contributions to R&D in Canadian engineering, including his 10-year tenure as president of the Natural Sciences…

Pamela Freeman

Pamela Freeman has been appointed to the newly created position of VP company development for TEC Edmonton, a joint venture between the Univ of Alberta (U of A) and the Edmonton Economic Development Corp. Freeman will oversee the integration of the JumpStart Program with the Research Transition Facility, a new facility in downtown Edmonton which…