Person: Sally Brown

Dr David Phipps

Dr David Phipps has been appointed director of partnerships for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) with a mandate to enhance collaboration with industry, governments, community groups, agencies and the voluntary health sector. Phipps comes to CIHR from the Canadian Arthritis Network where he served for one year as executive director of business development.…

Sally Brown

Sally Brown has been appointed president and CEO of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC) and will take up her new duties in late September. She moves to the HSFC after 10 years with the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC), first as VP and then as its senior VP from…

David Kenny

David Kenny has been appointed president of the Partnership Group for Science and Engineering (PAGSE), an umbrella advocacy organization representing the interests of thousands of researchers across Canada. He succeeds Dr Denis St-Onge, who completed a two-year term of office in June. Kenny retired as a manager of Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp after a…

Dr Thomas Axworthy

Dr Thomas Axworthy has been appointed chair of the board of directors for the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, a private non-profit organization with a mission to assist Canadian understanding and economic success in the Asia Pacific region. The Foundation also houses the forum of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, which promotes collaborative research. Axworthy received a…

Sam Ruttonsha

Sam Ruttonsha has been appointed president and CEO of Synapse Technologies Inc to spearhead the Vancouver-based company’s plans to secure new research collaborations and a major partnership to bring its technology to market. Ruttonsha has a strong background in the financing of start-ups, turnarounds and technology firms and has an extensive track record of mergers…

Dr Stephen Forte

Dr Stephen Forte has been appointed to the board of directors for Vancouver’s West Bay Semiconductor, contributing his expertise in the areas of product and market development and operations. A former executive of numerous firms including Sierra Semiconductor, he is currently a principal in C-tec Electronics. West Bay is a privately owned fabless semiconductor company…