Person: Mark Romoff

Dr Feridun Hamdullahpur

Dr Feridun Hamdullahpur has been appointed VP academic and provost at the Univ of Waterloo for a five-year term beginning September 1st. Hamdullahpur will also become a professor in the department of mechanical and mechatronics engineering. He comes to Waterloo from Carleton Univ where he has served as interim VP academic and provost since 2007…

Mark Romoff

Mark Romoff is stepping down as president and CEO of the Ontario Centres of Excellence Inc (OCE) effective September 25th after serving a five-year. Romoff came to the OCE shortly after the creation of OCE Inc, a corporation overseeing the various Centres of Excellence that were previously semi-autonomous, succeeding Donald Hathaway (R$, September 28/04). He…

Robert Dunlop

Robert Dunlop has been appointed assistant DM of Industry Canada’s science and innovation sector, moving over from the same position in the strategic policy sector. Dunlop replaces Matt King who leaves to become assistant DM at Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Dunlop was previously DG economic development and corporate finance with Finance Canada where he focused…

Mark Romoff

Mark Romoff has been selected to become the president and CEO of OCE Inc, the recently created corporation overseeing the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) program. He replaces Donald Hathaway, who served as interim managing director/CEO and oversaw the amalgamation of the four OCE’s into a single corporate entity. Romoff comes to OCE Inc from…

Dr Louise Proulx

Dr Louise Proulx, VP research at McGill Univ, is unexpectedly stepping down September 30 after less than two and a half hyears on the job. She assumed the role April/02. Proulx is a member of the National Research Council’s governing council and sits on the board of Canarie Inc. She will be replaced by Dr…

Dr Richard Bruno

Dr Richard Bruno has been appointed director of McGill Univ’s office of technology transfer, overseeing a staff of 20. Bruno assumed his new duties earlier this year after more than three decades in the private sector. Over his career, he has established and sold several companies in Japan and the US. As a company executive,…