Person: Janet Walden

Dr Bettina Hamelin

Dr Bettina Hamelin has been appointed president and CEO of Ontario Genomics, replacing Dr Mark Poznansky who is leaving after nearly seven years in the positions. Hamelin will be responsible for overseeing and directing the agency’s genomics technology pipeline which to date has assisted 16 genomics firms to the “investor ready” stage of development and…

Janet Walden

Janet Walden is retiring after more than 33 years with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Throughout her career, Walden assumed increasingly senior positions with NSERC, culminating with her appointment as chief operating officer in 2013 in charge of the agency while it sought a permanent president (R$, April 24/13). Other…

Dr Mike Salter

Dr Mike Salter has been appointed Chief of Research at the Hospital for Sick Children. A renowned neuroscientists, Salter holds an MD from the Univ of Western Ontario and a PhD in Physiology from McGill Univ and a Canada Research Chair (Tier I) in Neuroplasticity and Pain….

Janet Walden

Janet Walden has been appointed acting president of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), following the abrupt departure of Dr Suzanne Fortier who left to become the principal and vice-chancellor of McGill Univ (R$, March 14/13). Walden has been with NSERC for more than 30 years, most recently serving a 16-years as VP…

Euan Robertson

Euan Robertson has been appointed president and chief operating officer of MaRS Discovery District, a newly created position. Robertson comes to Mars from the New York City Economic Development Corp where he held the positions of executive VP and managing director of its Centre for Economic Transformation. He held a wide range of portfolios including…

Victor Severino

Victor Severino has been appointed assistant DM in the policy and strategy division of the joint Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment and the Ministry of Research and Innovation. Severino is currently assistant DM, Ontario Growth Secretariat at the Ministry of Infrastructure and will take up his new duties effective July 2nd. He…