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Dr Bruce Archibald

Dr Bruce Archibald has left his position as ADM of Ontario’s Ministry of Energy, Science and Technology (MEST) to assume a similar position with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). Archibald becomes ADM of OMAFRA’s policy and farm financing division. Prior to joining MEST, he was with OMAFRA as director of…

Michael Graydon

Michael Graydon has been appointed chief financial officer, VP finance and corporate secretary of Creo Products Inc, replacing Tom Kordyback who remains as director of operations. Graydon joins the Vancouver-based Creo from Voyus Ltd, a technology services firm. Prior to joining Voyus, he held senior management positions at Ballard Power Systems and Toyota Manufacturing Canada…

Tim Gibson

Tim Gibson has been appointed chief technology officer (CTO) for Galaxy Online Inc, a Toronto-based broadband wireless provider utilizing proprietary wireless Internet connectiv-ity products and live streaming video technologies. Gibson has 16 years of experience programming optimized machines, operating systems and applications-level code on diverse technology platforms, and brings expertise in hardware development and wireless…

Graham Smith

Graham Smith has been appointed principal engineer of West Bay Semiconductor Inc, a privately owned fabless semiconductor firm located in Vancouver. Smith brings more than 20 years experience in the microelectronics sector and will assist West Bay in gaining strategic advantage in the optical semiconductor market. After graduating with a BSc from the Univ of…

Dr Charlyn Black

Dr Charlyn Black has been appointed senior advisor for the Canadian Institute of Health Information and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Black is a health policy advisor who will work to help develop complementary research activities between the two organizations, as well as developing research capabilities in research on health, health care and health…

John Eckert

John Eckert has been appointed president of the Canadian Venture Capital Association (CVCA), replacing Ron Begg who completed his two-year term. Eckert is a managing partner with Toronto-based McLean Watson Capital Inc, which invests in and advises technology firms. Prior to joining McLean Watson, Eckert was VP finance at Wood Gundy Inc and was executive…

Monique Lefebvre

Monique Lefebvre has been re-appointed chairperson of the board of Société Innovatech du Grand Montréal for a three-year term. Lefebvre is VP Quebec and Atlantic Canada for Ericsson Canada Inc and a veteran of the information technologies and telecommunications industries. Prior to joining Ericsson, she was president and CEO of Quebecor Multimedia Inc and held…

Robert Davidson

Robert Davidson has been appointed director of market development, R&D and post-secondary education for SGI Canada (formerly Silicon Graphics Canada). He leaves his position as director of research and policy analysis at the Association of University Colleges of Canada (AUCC), ending a 12-year tenure with the Ottawa-based organization. With SGI, Davidson will be located in…

Dr Gerhard Gerber

Dr Gerhard Gerber, McMaster Univ’s VP research and international affairs, has announced that he does not intend to renew his five-year term when it expires at the end of June 2001. The university has struck a search committee to secure a replacement. Gerber has not announced what he intends to do once he has left…

Dr Brian Barge

Dr Brian Barge has been appointed president of the Canadian Microelectronics Corp (CMC), Kingston ON, replacing Dr Tony Marsh who is retiring. Barge has nearly 30 years experience in the technology sector, including a 24-year stint at the Alberta Research Council where he rose to president/ CEO. Most recently, he served as president of the…