Person: Gilles Patry

Dr Gilles Patry

Dr Gilles Patry has been appointed executive director of the U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities effective this week, replacing inaugural executive director Suzanne Corbeil, who is stepping down after five years. Patry recently completed seven years as president and CEO of the Canada Foundation for Innovation. He was previously president and vice-chancellor of the…

Scientists raise alarm over future of neutron beam research capacity

Canadian researchers whose work relies on access to a neutron beam source have issued an urgent appeal to the federal government for stop-gap funding to offset the looming impact from the March 2018 closure of the National Research Universal (NRU) reactor at Chalk River ON. The Canadian Neutron Initiative (CNI) is requesting $24 million over the next three years and $19 million a year between 2021 and 2029 to buy beam time at foreign facilities and to upgrade the small, medium-flux nuclear reactor at McMaster Univ.