Person: Paul-Émile Cloutier

Dr Chad Gaffield

Dr Chad Gaffield has officially stepped down as president of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) after eight years (R$, April 15/14). Gaffield is returning to his former academic position at the Univ of Ottawa as a professor of history. He also holds a university research chair in digital scholarship. A notice seeking

Dr Mario Chevrette

Dr Mario Chevrette has been appointed scientific director of the Quebec Consortium for Drug Discovery (CQDM) with responsibility for all scientific affairs including funding programs and project management, establishing research partnerships and liaising with pharmaceutical members. Chevrette was previously scientific director of the Cancer Research Society. He holds a PhD in molecular and cellular biology…

Paul-Émile Cloutier

Paul-Émile Cloutier has been appointed VP advocacy and external relations at Genome Canada with responsibility for government and stakeholder relations, communications, events and sponsorships and Genomics in Society initiatives. He was previously with the Canadian Medical Association, first as assistant secretary general and then as CEO and secretary general responsible for stakeholder relations, policy direction…

Dr Gordon McBean

Dr Gordon McBean has assumed the presidency of the International Council for Science (ICSU) three years after ballots were cast by the general assembly at its previous gathering in Rome. McBean officially took up the position at the ICSU’s recent meeting in Auckland NZ and is the second Canadian ICSU president since the Paris-based organization…

Janet Bax

Janet Bax has been named acting president of the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) following the appointment of Elizabeth Dowdeswell as Ontario’s lieutenant governor. Bax is program director at the CCA and a veteran public administrator at the federal and provincial levels. Prior to joining the CCA, she was executive director of the Federal Healthcare…