Person: Dr Chummer Farina

Dr Chummer Farina

Dr Chummer Farina has been appointed executive director to Industry Canada’s expert panel on commercialization. Farina will be devoting most of his time to the panel, working with its secretary, ADM David Fransen. The panel has a deadline of late September to provide its recommendations on a federal commercialization strategy. Once the panel is concluded,…

Peter Brenders

Peter Brenders has been appointed president and CEO of BIOTECanada. Brenders comes to the industry association from Genzyme Canada where he held the position of executive health affairs. He also worked at the Ontario Ministry of Health and KPMG. The appointment was effective February 2005.

Dr Chummer Farina

Dr Chummer Farina has been appointed DG of the Industrial Analysis Centre within the industry sector branch of Industry Canada Most recently, Farina was DG, Intergovernmental Relations and Outreach. His prior appointments include Acting DG Strategic Policy. As the first Executive Director of the Prime Minister’s Advisory Council on Science and Technology (ACST), Farina was…

Doug Hill

Doug Hill has been appointed director of the newly created Industry Liaison of the University of Saskatchewan (ILUS) office. ILUS will be established within the Univ of Saskatchewan’s research office and replaces UST Inc, the institution’s technology transfer arm. Hill is currently director of industry liaison at the Univ of Western Ontario and has previously…

Paule Leduc

Paule Leduc has been appointed president of the board of directors for Valorisation-Recherche Québec (VRQ) , replacing Mario Robert, president of Novasys Inc. Leduc is former president of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and rector of the Univ of Quebec at Montreal. She joined the VRQ board in 2000….

Dr Katherine Heinrich

Dr Katherine Heinrich has been appointed to the governing council of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). Heinrich is VP academic and professor of mathematics and statistics at the Univ of Regina…. NSERC has announced the finalists for the 2003 Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Enginee