Person: Carmen Charette

Carmen Charette

Carmen Charette has been appointed VP external relations at the Univ of Victoria, effective August 1st. Charette has been a stalwart of the Ottawa innovation community having held several senior positions with research granting agencies and government. Most recently, she was executive VP of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Prior to that, Charette…

Kevin Carroll

Kevin Carroll has been appointed managing director of innovation for Invest Ottawa, the successor to the Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation (OCRI) (R$, February 27/12). Carroll was previously interim CEO of Launch Lab, (formerly Elorin), the Regional Innovation Center for Eastern Ontario, under the umbrella of the Ontario Centres of Excellence within the Ontario…

Deb deBruijn

Deb deBruijn is stepping down as executive director of the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) at the end of the year. As its inaugural executive director, deBruijn led two successful applications to the Canada Foundation for Innovation and oversaw its expansion to cover the full range of research disciplines, incorporation as a not-for-profit organization and…

Carmen Charette

Carmen Charette has been appointed senior VP of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), replacing the retiring Dr Janet Halliwell. Charette moves to SSHRC following a year-long stint at Industry Canada as executive director, external relations and innovation, in the science and innovation sector. She is best known as senior VP at the…

Matthew Watson

Matthew Watson has been appointed CEO, BC Innovation Council (BCIC), replacing Dr David Dolphin. Watson is a veteran high-tech executive, most recently COO with Carmanah Technologies, a developer of solar and LED products. He also served as senior VP business and legal affairs with ACD Systems Ltd, a developer of image management and technical illustration…