Person: Dr David Wolfe

David A. Wolfe

21st Century cities: The geography of innovation
By Dr David Wolfe

The key to Canada’s future prosperity lies in solving two critical but interrelated challenges — the ability to create high growth, knowledge-based firms and the ability to sustain our cities as dynamic centres for innovation and creativity.

Dr Josef Hormes

Dr Josef Hormes has been appointed executive director of the Canadian Light Source (CLS) synchrotron, replacing Dr Bill Thomlinson who retires at the end of June. Hormes will also become a professor in the department of physics and engineering at the Univ of Saskatchewan. He comes to the CLS from the Univ of Bonn where…

James Milway

James Milway has been appointed executive director of the Martin Prosperity Institute (MPI), a position he also holds with the Institute for Competitiveness and Prosperity (ICP). The MPI — formerly the Centre for Jurisdictional Advantage and Prosperity — is led by Dr Richard Florida and received $50 million from the Ontario government in its 2007…

Dr David Wolfe

Dr David Wolfe has been appointed scholar-in-residence at the Conference Board of Canada for one year. Wolfe — co-director of the Program on Globalization and Regional Innovation Systems at the Univ of Toronto’s Centre for International Studies — will continue his research on the economic and social dynamics of innovation and mechanisms of political governance…

Dr Nancy Edwards

Dr Nancy Edwards has been appointed scientific director of the Institute of Population and Public Health, one of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Edwards is a professor at the Univ of Ottawa specializing in nursing, health sciences and community medicine. She replaces Dr John Frank….