Person: Dr Marc Renaud

Dr Marc Renaud

Dr Marc Renaud will step down as president of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and begin a year-long sabbatical in Europe. Renaud will leave SSHRC after eight years at the end of August and return to a faculty position at the Univ of Montreal. His tenure has been marked by limited success…

Dan Sinai

Dan Sinai is stepping down as managing director of the Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network (CLLRN). Sinai is leaving to become manager of research development services at Research Western, the technology transfer arm of the Univ of Western Ontario. CLLRN will launch a search for Sinai’s replacement in the near future….

Dr Marc Renaud

Some Hard Facts on “Soft Sciences”

By Dr Marc Renaud

When young people seek advice on what to study at university, the “fact-based” comments they get back are often like these: “The smartest people are going into the “hard” sciences.

Dr Alan Bernstein

Dr Alan Bernstein has been appointed as the first president of the new Canadian Institutes of Research (CIHR). (see article here). Bernstein has stepped down from his position as director of the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute (SLRI), a position he has held since 1994. The SLRI has appointed senior scientists Dr Tony Pawson and Dr…

Dr Marc Renaud

Dr Marc Renaud has been re-appointed to a second five-year term as president of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). The announcement comes on the heels of his appointment as chair of the steering committee for the Canada Research Chairs Program (CRCP) (R$, May 26/00). Renaud will lead SSHRC in a new direction…

Pearse Flynn

Pearse Flynn has been appointed president of Alcatel’s Carrier Networking Group. Flynn was president and COO of Newbridge Networks Corp until Alcatel’s takeover of the Kanata ON-based firm was completed last month. As president of the new group, he will be responsible for network and inter-networking activities aimed at the carrier market and will sit…