Person: Tim Jackson

Tim Jackson

Tim Jackson has been appointed senior advisor capital solution at MaRS Discovery District. Jackson comes to MaRS from the Univ of Waterloo where he held a number of senior positions, most recently as VP university relations. Prior to that he was interim VP external relations, CEO of the Accelerator Centre, a campus-based incubator for start-ups…

Dr Elizabeth Cannon

Dr Elizabeth Cannon chaired her first in-person board meeting at the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) since her appointment last fall. Cannon, president and vice-chancellor of the Univ of Calgary began a three-year term as board chair last October. She has held a number of director positions with organizations such as the Canada Foundation for…

Dr Digvir Jayas

Dr Digvir Jayas has been appointed to the governing council of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council. Jayas is VP research and distinguished professor at the Univ of Manitoba. A professional engineer and agrologist, he held a Canada Research Chair in Stored-Grain Ecosystems, and conducts research in the areas of physical properties of agricultural…

Tim Jackson

Tim Jackson has been appointed VP university relations at the Univ of Waterloo. Previous appointments at the university include VP external relations (interim), associate VP commercialization and CEO of the Waterloo Accelerator Centre. Jackson also has experience as an entrepreneur and business leader, including founding the Tech Capital Partners early-stage venture capital firm. He holds…

Dr Tom Hudson

Dr Tom Hudson has been appointed to the Genome Quebec board of directors. Hudson is president and scientific director of the Ontario Institute for Cancer and founded the McGill University and Genome Quebec Innovation Centre which he managed until 2006 (R$, August 21/06). He also co-founded the International HapMap Consortium, the Public Population Project in…

Dan Duguay

Dan Duguay has been appointed executive VP of the Communications Research Centre. With a long career in high tech and government policy, he was most recently director of Industry Canada’s Industrial and Regional Benefits Policy following a stint as director of Science and Technology Policy. In the private sector, he worked at Nortel Networks Corp…

Dr Elizabeth Cannon

Dr Elizabeth Cannon has been appointed interim chair of the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), replacing Dr Will Leggett who stepped down from the position after three years (R$, December 22/06). Cannon is dean of the Schulich School of Engineering at the Univ of Calgary and a CFI board member. Her research and teaching are…

Dr John MacDonald

Dr John MacDonald has been appointed chancellor of the Univ of Northern British Columbia (UNBC). MacDonald is a co-founder of MacDonald Dettwiler & Associates and current chairman and CEO of Day4 Energy Inc, a developer of photovoltaic modules and systems. MacDonald holds a PhD in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Founded in…

Tim Jackson

Tim Jackson has been appointed CEO of The Accelerator Centre and associate VP commercialization at the Univ of Waterloo, Jackson is a veteran venture capitalist and a partner in Tech Capital Partners, a venture capital firm focused on the wireless, new media and Internet sectors. Prior to that, he was CFO and CEO of privately…

William Anderson

William Anderson has been appointed board chair of MDS Inc. A chartered accountant and corporate director, Anderson spent 14 years at BCE Inc, holding several senior executive positions including president of BCE Ventures Inc and CFO of BCE Inc.