Person: Maurice Bitran

Dr Michael Hayden

Dr Michael Hayden has been appointed president of global R&D and chief scientific officer for Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, Petah Tikva Israel. Hayden is currently the Canada Research Chair in Human Genetics and Molecular Medicine and Killam professor of medical genetics at the Univ of British Columbia. He is one of the world’s leading experts…

Dr Marie D’Iorio

Dr Marie D’Iorio has been appointed executive director of the National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT) after serving as its interim DG since last year, following the departure of Dr Nils Petersen. D’Iorio is an expert in nano-electronics and has worked at the National Research Council for nearly 30 years. She was DG of the NRC…

Maurice Bitran

Maurice Bitran has been appointed ADM of the secretariat for the new Ontario Jobs and Prosperity Council (OJPC), effective July 11th. Bitran was most recently assistant DM of the Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation’s strategic policy division, a post he has held since 2009. The OJPC was announced in the last Ontario Budget and…

Dr Arlene Ponting

Dr Arlene Ponting is stepping down as CEO of the Science Alberta Foundation (SAF) after 13 years. Ponting will retire this December. She was instrumental in turning SAF into an award-winning science education organization aimed at youth….

Dr Michel Jébrak

Dr Michel Jébrak has been appointed president of the Conseil de la Science et de la Technologie (CST) effective this month. Jébrak comes to the CST from the Univ of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) where he held a number of senior positions including dean of science, VP research and art and director of several research…

Nobina Robinson

Nobina Robinson has been appointed president of Polytechnics Canada effective May 1st, replacing Sharon Maloney. Robinson will represent eight of Canada’s largest colleges and technology institutes from Ottawa, advocating a role between Canada’s two traditional post-secondary education paths. She holds a BA from Amherst College, a BA and MA from Oxford Univ and post-graduate work…

Maurice Bitran

Maurice Bitran has been appointed assistant DM of the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development’s (MEDI) newly created strategic policy and programs division, which will also represent the Ministry of International Trade and Investment (MITI). Bitran has an extensive background in research and innovation, having worked as executive director of the Ontario R&D Challenge Fund, the…