Person: Dr Murray McLaughlin

John Roese

John Roese has been appointed chief technology officer (CTO) of Nortel Networks Corp with responsibility for the company’s overall R&D strategy and execution. Roese comes to Nortel from Broadcom Corp, Irvine CA, a communications semiconductor firm where he held the positions of VP and CTO for networking technologies. An authority on network convergence and emerging…

Whitney Rockley

Whitney Rockley has been appointed VP finance and financial executive-in-residence for TEC Edmonton, a joint venture between the Univ of Alberta and the Edmonton Economic Development Corp. Rockley will use her venture capital (VC) experience to assist TEC Edmonton in growing regional advanced technology start-ups, as well as overseeing the finances of the organization. She…

Dr Ian Graham

Dr Ian Graham has been appointed VP knowledge translation for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), effective July 10th. Graham is an associate professor at the Univ of Ottawa’s School of Nursing and a senior social scientist (clinical epidemiology) at the Ottawa Health Research Institute. He holds a PhD in medical sociology from McGill…

Dr Mona Nemer

Dr Mona Nemer has been appointed VP research at the Univ of Ottawa, replacing Dr Howard Alper who is stepping down after nine years. Nemer comes to the U of O from the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montr‚al (IRCM), a 30-year-old, non-profit institute aligned with McGill Univ and the Univ of Montreal and housing…

Dr Murray McLaughlin

Dr Murray McLaughlin has been appointed director of business development for the Canadian Light Source at the Univ of Saskatchewan. Mclaughlin brings a host of business, management and marketing strengths to the CLS, Canada’s only synchrotron which is now seeking clients for its various beamlines seeking new information on the chemical nature and molecular structure…

Murray McLaughlin

Agricultural Life Sciences – A Convergence
By Dr Murray McLaughlin

When I look at agriculture today it is in the position of many industries that are commoditized – it is under unrelenting pressure to come up with the next wave of innovation.

Dr Mick Bhatia

Dr Mick Bhatia has been recruited to head up a recently created institute for human cancer and stem cell biology research at McMaster Univ. Bhatia formally begins his duties Jan 1/06 in a facility, housed in the new Michael G DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery and financed with a $105-million donation from retired industrialist…

Dr Dan McGillivray

Dr Dan McGillivray has been appointed managing director of the Centre for Earth and Environmental Technologies (ETech), formerly known as CRESTech. McGillivray has been interim managing director since last October, following the departure of Dr Steve Moran. He joined CRESTech in 1997 in the position of director of business development. Prior to joining the Ontario…

Dr Mike Dixon

Dr Mike Dixon has been named chair of the Canadian Space Agency’s space exploration advisory committee for a three-year term. Dixon is a research partner with ETech, chair of the Univ of Guelph’s department of environmental biology and director of the university’s Controlled Environment Systems Research Facility….

Dr Maike Luiken

Dr Maike Luiken has been appointed dean of technology, applied science, apprenticeship and fire sciences at Lambton College in Sarnia ON. Luiken was previously VP research alliances with the National Capital Institute of Telecommunications in Ottawa. She has held several positions at Algonquin College in Ottawa including professor, director of the Algonquin Telecommunications Centre and…