Person: Tom Barker

Pierre Lassonde

Pierre Lassonde, chairman of the Franco-Nevada Corp has made a $25-million gift to York Univ for an expanded School of Engineering at the institution’s Keele campus. Lalonde is the co-founder of Franco-Nevada, the first publicly traded gold royalty company. The school will be renamed the Lassonde School of Engineering. He holds a BA from the…

Namir Anani

Namir Anani has been appointed president and CEO of the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) effective December 5th, replacing Paul Swinwood who is retiring from the position after 18 years. Anani comes to the ICTC from the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission where he was executive director of policy, development and research. Prior to…

Tom Barker

Tom Barker has been appointed chair of the Digital Futures Initiatives at the OCAD Univ, effective January/12. Barker is an Australian designer, technologist and entrepreneur, well-known for organizational and leadership skills in assembling academic design and commercial consortia. Most recently he was the pan-faculty professor of architecture, innovation and design at the Univ of Technology…