Person: Elizabeth Dowdeswell

Elizabeth Dowdeswell

Elizabeth Dowdeswell has been named president of the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA), replacing Dr Peter Nicholson who left the position at the end of 2009. Dowdeswell’s appointment is effective April 1st. She has chaired the CCA’s scientific advisory committee since its inception and is an adjunct professor at the Univ of Toronto’s McLaughlin-Rotman Centre…

Dr Janusz Kozinski

Dr Janusz Kozinski has been appointed dead of the faculty of science and engineering at York Univ. An expert in sustainable energy systems and immune building concepts (anti-bioterrorism), Kozinski is currently dean of the college of engineering at the Univ of Saskatchewan. He holds a MEng and PhD from AGH-Univ of Science and Technology (Krakow,…

Kevin Lynch

Kevin Lynch and Dr Steve MacLean have joined the board of directors at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. Lynch held many senior federal civil service positions over a 33-year career including clerk of the Privy Council, executive director of the International Monetary Fund and DM finance under the Chrétien governments of the 1990s. He…

Dr Gilles Patry 2010

Dr Gilles Patry has been appointed president and CEO of the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), effective July 1st, succeeding Dr Eliot Phillipson who is stepping down after after six years at the helm. Patry is a professor of civil engineering with a joint appointment at the School of Information Technology and Engineering (SITE) at…

Dr Calvin Stiller

Dr Calvin Stiller has been awarded the 2010 Canada Gairdner Wightman Award for his long career in health research, life sciences and the venture capital industry. Currently professor emeritus at the Univ of Western Ontario and chair and co-founder of the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Stiller is a pioneer in multi-organ transplantation and the…

Dr Peter Liu

Dr Peter Liu is stepping down July 1st as scientific director of the CIHR Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health after four years to pursue other opportunities. Liu was responsible for establishing several national and international partnerships to further the study of circulatory and respiratory diseases. He also contributed to the Canadian Heart Health Strategy…

Elizabeth Dowdeswell

Elizabeth Dowdeswell has been appointed president of the Nuclear Waste Management Association, an organization representing utilities that produce used nuclear fuel as a by-product of electricity generation. Dowdeswell has had a long career in government, education and international affairs. Past positions include ADM at Environment Canada and a delegate to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate…

Dr Gilles Patry 2002

Dr Gilles Patry has been appointed to the governing council of the National Research Council for a three-year term. Patry is rector and vice-chancellor of the Univ of Ottawa (U of O) and has been instrumental in transforming the institution into one of Canada’s major research-intensive universities, in particular the creation of the School of…

Dr Gerald Karam

Dr Gerald Karam has been appointed chair of Communications and Information Technology Ontario (CITO), an Ontario Centre of Excellence. Karam is department head of communication service infrastructure research at AT&T Labs – Research. He has been a member of CITO’s board for the past three years. New research directors to CITO’s board are: Max Wong,…

Dr Roman Maev

Dr Roman Maev has been named the new research industrial chair in applied solid state physics at the Univ of Windsor. The chair is funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and DaimlerChrysler Canada, who will equally share the $1.725 million cost over five years. Maev is a physics professor at the university…