Person: Michéle Fortin

Dr John Challis

Dr John Challis has been appointed as the Univ of Toronto’s VP research and associate provost for a seven-year term. He replaces Dr Heather Munroe-Blum, who left last year to become president and vice-chancellor of McGill Univ. Challis is a professor of medicine and former chair of the physiology department. He is also scientific director…

Dr Gregory Fahlman

Dr Gregory Fahlman has been appointed DG of the National Research Council’s Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics. Fahlman was previously executive director of the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, a collaboration between the NRC, the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique of France and the Univ of Hawaii. Fahlman joined the NRC in 1970 as a post doctoral fellow…

Michéle Fortin

Michéle Fortin has been appointed associate DM of Quebec’s Ministry of Finance, Economy and Research (MFER) with responsibility for the research, science and technology portion of the new super ministry. Fortin was previously VP of French CBC television and has had a long career in the public service and academia. Her new position is one…