Person: Jim Davidson

Dr Alan Bromley

Dr Alan Bromley, a distinguished professor and top advisor to US president George Bush Sr, has died at the age of 79. Born in the village of Westmeath near Ottawa, Bromley received BSc and MSc degrees from Queen’s Univ before moving to the US to obtain a PhD from the Univ of Rochester. While he…

Dr Pierre Coulombe

Dr Pierre Coulombe has been officially appointed president of the National Research Council following a successful appearance on February 7 before the Standing Committee on Industry, Natural Resources, Science and Technology. He started in his new capacity February 15, replacing interim president Dr Michael Raymont. Coulombe has a wide range of experience in the public,…

Jim Davidson

Jim Davidson has been appointed president and CEO of Farelogix Inc, Toronto, a provider of independent faring and multi-source distribution technology to the travel industry. Davidson has led a number of companies, both start-up and established firms, through various growth phases. Most recently, he was CEO of NTE, a technology company developing applications for the…

Dr Hadi Mahabadi

Dr Hadi Mahabadi has been appointed VP and centre manager of the Xerox Research Centre of Canada (XRCC) in Toronto. XRCC is one of five Xerox Innovation Group research centres worldwide and was established in 1974. Mahabadi has been at XRCC for 23 years and has held a series of managerial positions, most recently as…

Dr Walter Wonham

Dr Walter Wonham has been appointed to the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE), one of 10 new foreign associates. Wonham is a professor emeritus of electrical and computer engineering at the Univ of Toronto and is known for his work on the geometric linear theory of linear systems and for bridging the gap between…

Robert Corriveau

Robert Corriveau has been appointed president of the Canadian Institute of Photonic Innovations (CIPI), a Network of Centres of Excellence established in 1999 at Laval Univ. Corriveau was most recently VP marketing and business development at PhasOptx, a start-up focused on fibre optic connectivity. Between 1995 and 2004 he was senior VP at the National…

Karen Kraft Sloan

Karen Kraft Sloan has been appointed Ambassador for the Environment, reporting to Cabinet on issues relating to the environment and sustainable development. Kraft Sloan was an MP for York-Simcoe and York North from 1993 to 2004. She holds an MES from York Univ. Kraft Sloan succeeds Gilbert Parent, who held the post from 2000 to…