Person: Dr Claude Lajeunesse

Gordon Nixon

Gordon Nixon is joining the board of directors of MaRS, a non-profit innovation centre in Toronto with a strong life sciences focus, and will succeed founding board chair Dr John Evans in 2009. Nixon is president and CEO of the Royal Bank of Canada and one of three new board appointments to MaRS. The others…

Dr Chas Bountra

Dr Chas Bountra will lead the new chemical biology group of the Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC). Bountra was appointed chief scientist at the SGC’s laboratory at Oxford Univ — one of three institutions that comprise the SGC….

Dr Claude Lajeunesse

Dr Claude Lajeunesse has been appointed president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC), replacing Peter Boag. Lajeunesse was most recently president of Concordia Univ and previously served for 10 years as president of Ryerson Univ. Prior association experience includes a stint as head of the Association of Universities and Colleges of…

Dr Peter Kovitz

Dr Peter Kovitz has been appointed to the newly created position of senior VP innovation at MDS Nordion. Kovitz will lead the Kanata ON-based firm’s global efforts to develop and implement new strategies and identify complementary business opportunities. He will report to MDS president Steve West and be a member of the executive management team…

Robert Hawkins

Robert Hawkins has been appointed president and vice-chancellor of the Univ of Regina, replacing Dr David Barnard, who will leave the position August 31/05 after completing seven years of a 10-year mandate. Hawkins comes to Regina from the Nipissing Univ in North Bay ON. His areas of research expertise lie in constitutional, administrative and contract…

Dr Gregory Kealey

Dr Gregory Kealey and Thomas Kierans have been appointed to the governing council of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Kealey is VP research at the Univ of New Brunswick and previously held several positions at Memorial Univ. Kierans is the former president and CEO of the CD Howe Institute and currently serves as…

Dr Claude Lajeunesse

Dr Claude Lajeunesse has been appointed to the board of directors of Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. Lajeunesse is president and vice-chancellor of Ryerson Univ…. Nortel Networks Corp has created two distinct R&D units and hired Gary Kunis as chief technology officer (CTO) reporting to recently appointed president and COO Gary Daichendt (R$, March 30/05).…

Dr Randy Goebel

Dr Randy Goebel has been appointed president and CEO of Alberta’s Information Circle of Research Excellence (iCORE), replacing founding president Dr Brian Unger. Goebel is a professor at the Univ of Alberta and chair of its department of computing science. He comes to iCORE from a sabbatical in Kuala Lampur where he has been working…