Person: Christian Sylvain

Susan Baldwin

Susan Baldwin has been appointed executive director of Compute Canada, the organization that coordinates and promotes high-performance computing in Canadian research. Baldwin joins Compute Canada from CANARIE Inc where she was chief administrative officer. She has previously held senior executive positions in the federal government including the CRTC, Canadian Heritage and Industry Canada. Baldwin holds…

Christian Sylvain

Christian Sylvain has been appointed director of policy and international affairs at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Sylvain held the same position at the Social Science and Humanities Research Council for five years….

Daniel Fontaine

Daniel Fontaine has been appointed VP communications and marketing at MITACS – the Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems. Fontaine will work with the executive team to develop communications strategies relating to stakeholders in academia, industry and government. He was previously chief of staff to Vancouver mayor Sam Sullivan….

Dr Geoffrey Norman

Dr Geoffrey Norman, a professor of clinical epidemiology and biostatistics at McMaster Univ, has been awarded the 2008 Karolinska Institutet prize for Research in Medical Education. Norman’s primary area of research is expert diagnostic reasoning, leading to greater knowledge in pattern recognition, clinical reasoning and clinical problem solving. He will

Christian Sylvain

Christian Sylvain has been appointed director of corporate policy and planning for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Sylvain was previously director of government relations and public affairs at the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada and worked as a consultant and researcher in the areas of science policy and research evaluation. Sylvain…

Theirry Weissenburger

Theirry Weissenburger has been appointed head of the trade program in Copenhagen, Denmark, with a regional facilitation role in S&T for the Nordic countries, effective August 20. Weissenburger was most recently deputy director of the S&T division at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. Prior to his four-year stint at DFAIT, he was…

Dr Alec Bialski

Dr Alec Bialski has been appointed director of applied research and innovation at Lakeland College in Sherwood Park AB. He will lead the development of a new Manufacturing and Related Technologies Innovation Centre (MARTIC) which is scheduled to open September/05. Bialski has a long record of technology transfer and research management. Most recently he was…