Person: Peter MacArthur

John Milloy

John Milloy has been appointed minister of Research and Innovation in the Ontario government, replacing John Wilkinson who becomes Revenue minister. Milloy will retain his position as minister of Training, College and Universities, although the two ministries will remain separate, distinct entities. Sandra Pupatello becomes the minister for the realigned Ministry of Economic Development and…

Peter MacArthur

Peter MacArthur has been appointed DG of the global business opportunities bureau at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. Mac-Arthur was most recently senior trade commissioner at the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo for five years where responsibilities included S&T-based innovation, foreign direct investment, market access and export market development. His new position will…

Gord Owen

Gord Owen has been appointed president and CEO of the WestLink Innovation Network, replacing Derek Gratz who served in the position for nearly 10 years. Owen served for two years as business manager for WestLink. Prior to that he was director of industry liaison at the Univ of Regina and head of technology transfer at…

Dr Peter Nicholson

Dr Peter Nicholson is stepping down as president of the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) at the end of 2009 after nearly four years at the helm. Nicholson, 67, says it’s time to step away from full-time responsibilities but plans to stay engaged on a selective basis, adding that with eight expert panel assessments now…