Person: Dr Kate Moran

Dr Ted Hewitt

Dr Ted Hewitt has been appointed executive VP at the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), replacing Carmen Charette who was appointed VP external relations at the Univ of Victoria earlier this year. Hewitt comes to SSHRC from Western Univ (formerly Univ of Western Ontario) where he was VP research and international relations until…

Dr Graham Carr

Dr Graham Carr has been appointed VP research and graduate studies at Concordia Univ, a position he has held on an interim basis since January. Carr will be responsible for maximizing research funding opportunities, strategic research goals development, and facilitating research and research creation as well as technology transfer and knowledge mobilization. He holds a…

Dr Kate Moran

Dr Kate Moran has been appointed president and CEO of Ocean Networks Canada (ONC), replacing founding president and CEO Dr Martin Taylor. ONC was established in 2007 to manage the NEPTUNE Canada and VENUS cabled ocean networks and subsequently its Centre for Enterprise and Management. Moran was previously appointed to the position of director of…

Dr James Orbinski

Dr James Orbinski has been appointed director of the Africa Initiative at the Centre for International Governance Innovation in Waterloo ON. The Africa Initiative seeks to deepen Africa’s capacity and knowledge in areas such as conflict resolution, energy, food, security, health, migration and global warming. He holds an undergraduate degree from Trent Univ, an MD…

Dr Kate Moran

Dr Kate Moran has been appointed director of Neptune Canada, the world’s first regional-scale underwater ocean observatory network, effective this September. Moran recently held a two-year term as assistant director in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy in Washington DC, advising the government on oceans, the Arctic and global warming. She holds…

Pat Mortimer

Pat Mortimer has been appointed secretary general and executive VP of the National Research Council as part of a restructuring of the organization which was announced internally last month. Mortimer will be responsible for corporate governance, access to information and privacy and ethics. Administrative oversight responsibilities include for strategic and operational planning, legal, communication, audit…

Paul Dufour

Paul Dufour has been appointed to the board of external advisors of the new Battelle Centre for Science and Technology Policy. Dufour is a fellow of the Institute for Science, Society and Policy at the Univ of Ottawa and principal of PaulicyWorks, a science policy consulting firm in Gatineau QC. He recently retired from the…