Person: Robert Davidson

Dr Laurier Schramm

Dr Laurier Schramm has been appointed president and CEO of the Saskatchewan Research Council, moving from the Alberta Research Council (ARC) where served as executive director of the Petroleum Recovery Institute (PRI). A native of Saskatchewan, Schramm is a prolific researcher, educator and author with extensive experience in industry and as a professor of chemistry…

Dr Chris Riddle

Dr Chris Riddle is leaving Ont-ario’s Ministry of Energy, Science and Technology to take up a position with the recently created Task Force on Productivity, Competitiveness and Prosperity, headed by Roger Martin. Riddle will be executive director of the Institute for Competitiveness and Prosperity, a not-for-profit, arm’s length organization created to serve as the Task…

Robert Davidson

Robert Davidson has joined the Canada Foundation for Innovation to take up the newly created position of director of programs and operations. Along with a staff of 12, Davidson is responsible for running the CFI’s competitions, seeking out new collaborative opportunities with the granting councils and other research funding agencies and overseeing ongoing review of…

Murray Wigmore

Murray Wigmore has been appointed senior VP for MDS Sciex Inc, responsible for the firm’s government and public relations activities. Wigmore comes to the Toronto-based developer and marketer of mass spectrometry machines from Agilent Technologies Inc where he was most recently worldwide marketing manager for its life sciences business unit and VP and GM of…

Dr Henry Haddad

Dr Henry Haddad is the new president of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) for a one-year term. He has been on the CMA’s board of directors since 1994 and its executive committee since 1997. Among his many achievements with the CMA, he chaired a working group that produced the Association’s code to protect patient privacy…

Dr Gerhard Gerber

Dr Gerhard Gerber, McMaster Univ’s VP research and international affairs, has announced that he does not intend to renew his five-year term when it expires at the end of June 2001. The university has struck a search committee to secure a replacement. Gerber has not announced what he intends to do once he has left…

Monique Lefebvre

Monique Lefebvre has been re-appointed chairperson of the board of Société Innovatech du Grand Montréal for a three-year term. Lefebvre is VP Quebec and Atlantic Canada for Ericsson Canada Inc and a veteran of the information technologies and telecommunications industries. Prior to joining Ericsson, she was president and CEO of Quebecor Multimedia Inc and held…

Robert Davidson

Robert Davidson has been appointed director of market development, R&D and post-secondary education for SGI Canada (formerly Silicon Graphics Canada). He leaves his position as director of research and policy analysis at the Association of University Colleges of Canada (AUCC), ending a 12-year tenure with the Ottawa-based organization. With SGI, Davidson will be located in…