Person: Senator Yves Morin

Gerri Sinclair

Gerri Sinclair has been appointed president of the recently created British Columbia Premier’s Technology Council (PTC). Sinclair is also a member of the BC Progress Board, which reports to the premier twice a year on the province’s economic progress to provide a framework for the government’s budget preparations. She brings to both positions extensive private…

Dr Marc Garneau

Dr Marc Garneau has been appointed president of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), replacing Mac Evans who is retiring from the public service after 35 years. Effective November 22, the appointment is Canada’s first astronaut to go into space, making three flights before taking on executive responsibilities at the CSA. Garneau received a BSc from…

Dr William Bridger

Dr William Bridger assumed his new duties September 1 as president and CEO of the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Science and Engineering Research (AHFSER). Formerly VP research at the Univ of Western Ontario, Bridger was previously associate VP research and a professor of biochemistry at the Univ of Alberta. As head of Alberta’s newest research…

Daniel Pharand

Daniel Pharand has been appointed executive VP business development of PanGeo Pharma Inc, a Montreal-based contract manufacturer providing formulation development and sale distribution services to multinational drug firms. Pharand is also VP health sciences at Innovatech du Grand Montréal, a venture capital firm and an investor in PanGeo. He represents Innovatech on the boards of…

Senator Yves Morin

Senator Yves Morin has been appointed special advisor on health research to Health Canada and minister Alan Rock. He will have a multi-faceted role as an advisor, working with senior officials and the minister to determine appropriate future funding levels for health research and to help enhance the profile of health research in conjunction with…