Person: Vanessa Williamson

Dr Santa Ono

Dr Santa Ono has been appointed president and vice-chancellor of the Univ of British Columbia. Ono comes to UBC from the Univ of Cincinnati where he served as president and previously senior VP academic affairs and provost. He replaces interim president Dr Martha Piper, who agreed to take the helm following the abrupt departure of…

Valerie Walker

Valerie Walker has been appointed VP innovation and skills at the Business Council of Canada. Responsibilities in the position include providing leadership to council members on innovation, competitiveness and labour market issues, support for the Business Higher Education Roundtable and a survey of members on skills and training needs and strategies. Prior to her appointment,…

Vanessa Williamson

Vanessa Williamson has been appointed dean of applied research and innovation at Seneca College, Toronto. Prior to joining the college, Williamson was regional director (central Ontario) of business development and commercialization at the Ontario Centres of Excellence. She joined the OCE when it merged with the Colleges Ontario Network for Industry Innovation (CONII) where she…