Person: Dr Gary Albach

Dr Gary Albach

Dr Gary Albach has been confirmed as the inaugural president and CEO of the recently established Alberta Innovates – Technology Futures after serving for several months on an interim basis. Albach, who moved to the province to become director of nanoAlberta, brings to the position more than 30 years experience in the British Columbia tech…

Dr Paul Lasko

Dr Paul Lasko has been appointed scientific director of the CIHR Institute of Genetics. Lasko currently chairs the department of biology at McGill Univ and was the Molson chair of genetics from 2001 to 2007. He is also president of the Genetics Society of Canada and has served on adjudication panels for CIHR or the…

Pardeep Ahluwalia

Pardeep Ahluwalia has been appointed DG science policy integration at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. Ahluwalia will have responsibility for science policy and strategy at the department as well as responsibility for the Federal Science and Technology Community Management Secretariat. Prior to the appointment, he was responsible for implementing the Species at Risk Act….

Dr Gary Albach

Dr Gary Albach has been appointed interim CEO of Alberta Innovates — Technology Futures, one of four new corporations being established as part of the province’s realignment of its research and innovation organizations and programs (see brief on this page). Albach was previously executive director of nanoAlberta where he spearheaded several important collaborations to strengthen…

Dr Darren Lawless

Dr Darren Lawless has been appointed to the newly created position of dean of research at Sheridan Research, the technology commercialization arm of the Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in Toronto, effective November 16th. Prior to joining Sheridan, Lawless was director of R&D at Mississauga ON-based Monteco Holdings Ltd, a company that identifies,…

Tyler Nelson

Tyler Nelson has been appointed CEO and board chair of Toronto-based Silverback Media, a rapidly growing provider of mobile marketing services. Nelson has more than 20 years experience in the tech sector, particularly with mobile wireless hardware and software. He was previously head of global business development at Research In Motion Ltd and VP business…