Person: Dr Richard Isnor

Alex Navarre

Alex Navarre has been appointed manager of NSERC-Quebec effective March 17. Navarre comes to NSERC from the Univ of Western Ontario (UWO) where he held the position of director of technology transfer and industry liaison since October/04. Prior to that, he held the same position at McGill Univ. Navarre received an MBA from UWO and…

Dr Martha Crago

Dr Martha Crago has been appointed VP research at Dalhousie Univ, replacing Dr Carl Breckenridge who is retiring from the position after eight years. Crago will also hold the international relations portfolio which is being added to the position. Crago comes to Dalhousie from the Univ of Montreal where she served as vice-rector international and…

Dr Richard Isnor

Dr Richard Isnor has been appointed manager of NSERC-Atlantic in Moncton NB, effective April 7, replacing interim manager Catherine Vardy. Isnor comes to NSERC from the International Development Research Centre where he was director of innovation, policy and science since late 2005. Prior to that he was director of biotechnology horizontal initiatives and interdepartmental relations…

Dr Edwin Bourget

Dr Edwin Bourget has been appointed to the governing council of Science and Engineering Research Canada (NSERC). Bourget is vice-rector research at the Univ of Sherbrooke and former assistant dean of the faculty of science and engineering at Laval Univ. He holds a BSc and MSc from Laval Univ and a PhD from the Univ…

Dr Richard Isnor

Dr Richard Isnor has been appointed to the newly created position of director, innovation, policy and science with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). Isnor joins IDRC after three years at the National Research Council where he was director of bio-technology horizontal initiatives and interdepartmental relations. At IDRC, he is responsible for establishing new mechanisms…

Dr Richard Lipsey

Dr Richard Lipsey has been awarded the 2005 Gold Medal from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council for 50 years of economic research, teaching and policy development. A professor emeritus at Simon Fraser Univ, he is perhaps best known for his economics textbook, An Introduction to Positive Economics, first published in 1963 and translated…

Dr Richard Isnor

Emerging Horizontal Research Management
By Dr Richard Isnor

Over the past five years, the pages of RE$EARCH MONEY have documented many, if not most, of the transformative changes taking place within the structure, management, and functioning of Canada’s science and technology institutions and programs.

Dr Roman Maev

Dr Roman Maev has been named the new research industrial chair in applied solid state physics at the Univ of Windsor. The chair is funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and DaimlerChrysler Canada, who will equally share the $1.725 million cost over five years. Maev is a physics professor at the university…

Dr Richard Isnor

Dr Richard Isnor has been appointed to the newly created position at the National Research Council as director of biotechnology horizontal initiatives and interdepartmental relations. At the NRC, Isnor will coordinate biotechnology activities throughout its institutes, particularly the $20-million Genomics and Health Initiative. He will also coordinate NRC’s biotech activities with other departments and research…

Elizabeth Dowdeswell

Elizabeth Dowdeswell has been appointed president of the Nuclear Waste Management Association, an organization representing utilities that produce used nuclear fuel as a by-product of electricity generation. Dowdeswell has had a long career in government, education and international affairs. Past positions include ADM at Environment Canada and a delegate to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate…