Person: Jeff Kinder

Dr David Fransen

Dr David Fransen has been appointed Consul General of Canada for Los Angeles after serving more than two years as executive director at the Univ of Waterloo’s Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC). Prior to joining IQC, Fransen was a key player in the development of federal innovation policies as assistant DM policy at Industry Canada…

Dr Rafik Loutfy

Dr Rafik Loutfy has been appointed chair of the board of directors for the Canadian Light Source (CLS) synchrotron, effective June 24th. Loutfy — who succeeds Dr Arthur Carty — is director of the Xerox Centre for Engineering Entrepreneurship and Innovation and has more than 30 years experience with the Xerox Corp including VP of…

Preston Manning

Preston Manning has been appointed to the board of governors of the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) replacing a position held by Dr Chaviva Hosek. Manning is one of four governors proposed to the CCA board by the Industry minister. Formerly leader of the Reform Party and his party’s critic for S&T, he is president…

Jeff Kinder

Jeff Kinder has been appointed a senior policy advisor in S&T policy in the recently restructured science and policy integration sector at Natural Resources Canada. Kinder moves to NRCan from Industry Canada where he worked for the past decade, most recently as senior policy advisor for federal S&T policy. He holds an MA in science,…