Person: Michael Binder

Larry Boisvert

Larry Boisvert has abruptly resigned as president of the Canadian Space Agency, less than nine months into a five-year term (see page 5). Boisvert is being replaced on an interim basis by Guy Bujold, assistant DM special projects at Industry Canada who was about to retire. Boisvert — who spent 34 years with Telesat Canada…

Michael Binder

Michael Binder has been appointed interim president of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, replacing Linda Keen who was fired by the Harper government January 15th. Binder is a career public servant and long-time assistant DM at Industry Canada responsible for spectrum, information technologies and telecommunications. He holds a PhD in physics from the Univ of…

Rene Hatem

Rene Hatem, chief technology officer at CANARIE, has left the organization after 12 years to work with a new start-up. Hatem is helping to launch Canadian P2P Fibre Systems Ltd, an Ottawa-based company offering dark fibre to organizations. Bill St Arnaud, CANARIE’s chief technology officer, will assume Hatem’s responsibilities on an interim basis. While at…

Guy Stanley

Guy Stanley has been appointed director of technology and innovation at the Conference Board of Canada, replacing Brian Guthrie who left the Ottawa-based think tank last fall (R$, August 13/07). Stanley has consulted for major companies and public service organizations for more than 20 years and teaches courses on NAFTA and global competitiveness at McGill…