Person: Samy Watson

Samy Watson

Samy Watson, DM Environment Canada, has been moved to the Privy Council Office (PCO) as a special advisor “pending his next assignment”. He will be replaced by Michael Horgan, currently DM, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (DIAND). Watson held two positions at PCO between 1995 and 1997 before becoming DM at Agriculture and…

Dr Colleen Flood

Dr Colleen Flood has been appointed scientific director of the Institute of Health Services and Policy (IHSPR) Research, effective September 1. The IHSPR is one of 13 institutes comprising the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. She replaces Dr Morris Barer, who was the IHSPR’s founding scientific director in 2000. Flood’s areas of research interest include…

Dr Norm Campbell

Dr Norm Campbell is the inaugural recipient of the newly established Chair in Hypertension Prevention and Control. Campbell, a professor of medicine at the Univ of Calgary, has dedicated much of his career to exploring hypertension and plans a multi-faceted approach for its prevention. This includes the formation of a consortium of organizations and concerned…

Dr Tim McTiernan

Dr Tim McTiernan has been appointed executive director of Innovations at University of Toronto (IUT), a new organization combining the former Innovations Foundation and the U of Ts internal technology transfer operations. He will also assume the position of assistant VP research, reporting to VP research Dr John Challis. The appointments are effective June 1.…