Person: Ruth Rayman

Dr Ilse Treurnicht

Dr Ilse Treurnicht has been appointed CEO of MaRS Discovery District, replacing part-time CEO Kenneth Knox. Treurnicht will assume the position January 1/05 and brings a strong set of commercialization skills to the venture, which was established to add value to Medical and Related Sciences (MaRS) research emanating from institutions in Toronto and throughout Ontario.…

Dr Bob Fessenden

Dr Bob Fessenden is returning to his S&T roots with his appointment as DM of Alberta’s Ministry of Innovation and Science, replacing Barry Mehr who returns to the Ministry of Agriculture. Fessenden joined the Alberta Research Council (ARC) in 1982 after stints at Syncrude Canada Ltd and the Univ of Toronto’s faculty of forestry. At…

Ruth Rayman

Ruth Rayman has resigned as executive director of the Canadian Photonics Consortium (CPC), effective December 31/04. Rayman joined CPC in November 2002 as its first full-time chief executive. A search committee has been established to find a replacement. At the CPC’s December 7 board meeting, changes were also made to the board of directors. Francoise…