Person: Gary Corbett

Dr Mark Poznansky

Dr Mark Poznansky has been appointed president and CEO of the Ontario Genomics Institute, replacing Dr Christian Burks who is stepping down after six years. Poznansky comes to the OGI with a long and prestigious background as a researcher and research manager and has led a consultancy group for the past two years. Prior to…

Dr Chaviva Hosek

Dr Chaviva Hosek has announced her retirement as president and CEO of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR). Hosek will leave the institute in June 2012 having served for more than 10 years, leaving the board time to mount an international search for her replacement. Prior to joining CIFAR, she enjoyed a long career…

Dr Bhagirath Singh

Dr Bhagirath Singh and Dr Jose Esparza have been appointed co-chairs of the advisory board overseeing the renewed Canadian HIV Vaccine Initiative (CHVI) and its Research and Development Alliance. Singh and Esparza will be responsible for providing advice and funding recommendations to the CHVI and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation….

Gary Corbett

Gary Corbett has been re-elected president and CEO of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada for a second two-year term. Corbett was previously a scientist with Natural Resources Canada….

Nick Markettos

Nick Markettos has been appointed assistant VP research partnerships at McMaster Univ effective immediately. In the new position, Markettos will focus on strategic initiatives, commercialization of research results and liaison with the university’s innovation park. Markettos joined McMaster in 2002 as a special advisor and in 2007 was named director of strategic partnerships and innovation…

Dr Don Rix

Dr Don Rix is being honoured with a research chair in his name to attract a leading expert in humans health genetic diagnostics. The chair is being endowed with $2 million from LifeLabs (formerly MDS Metro Laboratory Services) which Rix co-founded and is a former co-owner. Genome BC is also contributing $250,000 to the chair…

Gary Corbett

Gary Corbett has been appointed acting president of the Professionals Institute of the Public Service of Canada. He will serve in the position until June 21/09, at which time a permanent replacement will be installed…. MaRS Innovation has announced its permanent board. The 11 members are: Geoffrey Beatty (Woodbridge Company Ltd), Christopher Capelli (Univ of…

Gary Corbett

Government undermining its own S&T Strategy
By Gary Corbett

One of the goals of the federal government’s science and technology strategy — Mobilizing Science and Technology to Canada’s Advantage — is to foster government scientific excellence and attract top young scientists to the federal public service.