Person: Dr Claudine Simson

Jean-Claude Villiard

Jean-Claude Villiard, DM Industry Canada, has been appointed to the governing board of the National Research Council.Villiard has held several senior positions in government and industry, including president and CEO of Canada Housing and Mortgage Corp, senior positions with SNC Lavalin and DM of international affairs and associate DM of energy and resources with the…

Dr Claudine Simson

Dr Claudine Simson has moved to Austin TX to take up a key executive post with Motorola Inc, ending a distinguished 25-year career in Canada including 23 years with Nortel Networks Corp. Simson has been appointed corporate VP and chief technology officer of Motorola’s Semiconductor Products Sector and director of its Digital DNA Laboratories. She…

Michael Egan

Michael Egan has been chosen Entrepreneur of the Year by the Canadian Venture Capital Association for his work in building InSystems Corp into a powerhouse in the insurance industry. Under Egan’s direction, InSystem developed the first document creation and assembly tools allowing large firms to assemble large documents from a wide range of databases. The…

Dr Claudine Simson

Dr Claudine Simson is leaving Nortel Networks Corp after 23 years to advise start-up firms on the development and deployment of disruptive technologies. Until recently, she was a member of Nortel’s Disruptive Network Technologies Group, but it was dismantled earlier this year when the telecommunications giant was forced to dramatically downsize (R$, June 25/01 &…

Dr Randal Johnston

Dr Randal Johnston has been appointed as the inaugural president and CEO of Genome Prairie, one of five regional genome centres associated with Genome Canada. Johnston is internationally recognized for his research into drug resistance, oncogene expression and cancer cell division. Prior to joining Genome Prairie, he was director of the Southern Alberta Cancer Research…

Dr Douglas Stephan

Dr Douglas Stephan has been appointed chairholder of the new NSERC-NOVA Chair in Polymerization Catalysis at the Univ of Windsor. Stephan is a chemistry professor at the university and the chair will develop catalytic chemistry for manufacturing plastics. The chair position was created with a commitment of $973,000 from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research…

Dr Donald Low

Dr Donald Low has been appointed chair of the newly created National Advisory Committee on Chemical, Biological, Radio-Nuclear Safety, Security and Research. The committee will advise the federal Health minister on how to prepare and respond to potential bioterrorism events in Canada. He will also advise the president of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.…