Person: Denise Amyot

New initiative to showcase Canadian colleges and institutes role in innovation

RESEARCH MONEY (R$), Canada’s leading newsletter on science, technology and innovation policy and investment, in partnership with Colleges and Institute Canada (CICan), has launched a new initiative to highlight the key role that colleges and institutes are playing in building Canada’s innovation capacity.

Denise Amyot

Denise Amyot will continue to lead Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) as president and CEO. Amyot’s contract was renewed for a second five-year term by the CICan board of directors and announced at its Annual General Membership meeting on June 19.

Colleges, polytechnics say time is right to boost funding for applied research

Polytechnics and colleges are once again making the case for what they say is a fair share of funding for applied research. In their pre-Budget submissions to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance, Polytechnics Canada, and Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) are asking to double the funding made available to applied research in previous Budgets.

Denise Amyot 2013

Denise Amyot has been appointed president and CEO of the Association of Community Colleges of Canada, replacing the outgoing James Knight. Amyot has more than 25 years in the federal public service, holding ADM positions with Social Development Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada and senior VP with the Canada Public Service Agency’s…

Dr Alain Beaudet

Dr Alain Beaudet has been re-appointed president of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) for a second five-year term. During his first term, Beaudet spearheaded several new initiatives at CIHR, which has had its budget frozen in recent years as part of the government’s deficit elimination measures. He helped implement the new Strategy for…

Denise Amyot

Towards a stronger public dialogue on science
By Denise Amyot

Canadian scientists and researchers have made important discoveries and innovations that are well known to the public — insulin, Imax, the Canadarm and the Blackberry, to name a few.

Dr Genevieve Tanguay

Dr Genevieve Tanguay has been appointed acting president and CEO and board chair of the Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec (FRSQ). Tanguay’s new responsibilities will be performed in combination with her current role as assistant DM of the research, innovation, science and society directorate of the Ministry of Economic Development, Innovation and…

Denise Amyot

Denise Amyot has been appointed director of the Canada Science and Technology Museum Corp (CSTMC) for a five-year term. Amyot is a career bureaucrat most recently with the Canada Public Service Agency where she was senior VP of the leadership and talent management sector. She does not have any stated S&T experience in her professional…