Person: Susan Baldwin

Dr John Capone

Dr John Capone has been appointed VP research and Western Univ as of October 1st. Capone is currently dean of the faculty of science at McMaster Univ and has strong ties to both institutions, having received a BSc in biochemistry from Western and a PhD in biochemistry from McMaster. As VP research, Capone will emphasize…

Susan Baldwin

Susan Baldwin has been appointed advanced computing strategist with the Ontario Research and Innovation Optical Network (ORION) to support the organization’s plan to become more engaged with the high performance computing (HPC) community. Baldwin will work with ORION president and CEO, Dr Darin Graham, to coordinate programs, collaborate with the HPC community and build funding…

Samuel Duboc

Samuel Duboc has been appointed as a special advisor to the Finance department as it undertakes consultations on how to best allocate $400 million to help revive Canada’s beleaguered venture capital industry (see brief on this page). Duboc is a partner in EdgeStone Capital Partners, a Toronto-based private equity firm. and was previously managing director…

Dr Richard Florizone 2012

Dr Richard Florizone, VP finance and resources at the Univ of Saskatchewan, has been seconded to the International Finance Corp (IFC) for six months beginning July 1st. Based in Washington DC, Florizone will serve as a senior advisor in public-private partnerships to the IFC, which is a member of the World Bank Group….

Susan Baldwin

Susan Baldwin has been appointed executive director of Compute Canada, the organization that coordinates and promotes high-performance computing in Canadian research. Baldwin joins Compute Canada from CANARIE Inc where she was chief administrative officer. She has previously held senior executive positions in the federal government including the CRTC, Canadian Heritage and Industry Canada. Baldwin holds…

Christian Sylvain

Christian Sylvain has been appointed director of policy and international affairs at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Sylvain held the same position at the Social Science and Humanities Research Council for five years….

Daniel Fontaine

Daniel Fontaine has been appointed VP communications and marketing at MITACS – the Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems. Fontaine will work with the executive team to develop communications strategies relating to stakeholders in academia, industry and government. He was previously chief of staff to Vancouver mayor Sam Sullivan….

Dr Geoffrey Norman

Dr Geoffrey Norman, a professor of clinical epidemiology and biostatistics at McMaster Univ, has been awarded the 2008 Karolinska Institutet prize for Research in Medical Education. Norman’s primary area of research is expert diagnostic reasoning, leading to greater knowledge in pattern recognition, clinical reasoning and clinical problem solving. He will