Person: Mark Dietrich

Robbin Tourangeau

Compute Canada has announced the appointment of Robbin Tourangeau as its interim president and CEO effective this month. Tourangeau replaces acting president and CEO Terry Lockhart, who assumed the post last fall following the departure of Mark Dietrich after three years of service. Lockhart resumes his post as director of finance. Tourangeau was most recently…

Mark Dietrich, President and CEO, Compute Canada

Funding for advanced research computing will dictate R&D success
By Mark Dietrich

What does a finalist for a Times Person of the Year, a knighthood and a global race have to do with advanced research computing infrastructure in Canada? Dr Fabiola Gianotti received McGill University’s honorary doctorate for her work on the Higgs boson in June.

Dr Chad Gaffield

Dr Chad Gaffield is stepping down after three years into his second five-year terms as president of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Gaffield will leave the position August 31st and resume his position as a history professor at the Univ of Ottawa. During his years at SSHRC, he has overseen a renewal…

Mark Dietrich

Mark Dietrich has been appointed president and CEO of Compute Canada effective April 1st, replacing Jill Kowalchuk who has been serving as interim president since April 2013. Dietrich joins the organization as it begins refining and implementing its new strategic plan for 2014-2019. He joined the Compute Canada board of directors in November1/12, was chair…

David O’Toole

David O’Toole has been appointed president and CEO of the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) which collects and analyzes health and heath care information nationally. O’Toole is currently DM of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and has had a long career in the province’s public sector with stints in the Cabinet Office, the…