Person: Jim Roche

Dr Terrance Snutch

Dr Terrance Snutch has been appointed to the governing council of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) for a three-year term. Snutch is an internationally renowned neuroscience researcher at the Univ of British Columbia. He holds a Canada Research Chair and is a professor in the departments of psychiatry and zoology and the Brain…

Dr Stephen Robbins

Dr Stephen Robbins has been appointed scientific director of the CIHR Institute of Cancer Research, replacing Dr Morag Park. Robbins holds several positions at the Univ of Calgary including associate professor in the departments of oncology and biochemistry and molecular biology and director of the South Alberta Cancer Research Institute. He joined the university in…

John Molloy

John Molloy has stepped down as president and CEO of PARTEQ Innovations, the technology transfer arm of Queen’s Univ that he has led for 27 years. Following a brief holiday, Molloy will return to PARTEQ in a role that has yet to be determined. He has been replaced on an interim basis by Anne Vivian-Scott,…

Walter Natynczyk

Walter Natynczyk has been appointed president of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) effective August 6. Natynczyk replaces former astronaut Dr Steve MacLean, who quit the agency in February, several months short of the end of his five-year term and less than a week after the announcement of an Industry Canada-brokered deal with MacDonald Dettwiler &…

Dr Iain Christie

Dr Iain Christie has been appointed executive VP of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC). Christie comes to the industry association after 22 years with Neptec Design Group where he held several positions including head of R&D and business development, president and CEO. He is being replaced on an interim basis by board chair…

Jim Roche

Jim Roche has announced his departure as president and CEO of CANARIE but will remain until a successor is appointed. Roche has served as head of CANARIE twice — once on an interim basis in 2010 after the departure of Guy Bujold (R$, February 19/10) and again in 2011 following the resignation of Mark Roman…

Jim Roche

Jim Roche has been appointed acting president and CEO of CMC Microsystems (formerly Canadian Microelectronics Corp) while the organization’s board continues its search for a permanent replacement. Roche has been a member of CMC’s board of directors for four years. He recently stepped down as president and CEO of Tundra Semiconductor Corp, an Ottawa-based fabless…

Dr Jane Aubin

Dr Jane Aubin has been appointed scientific director of the CIHR Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (CIHR-IMHA), effective January 1/07. A professor of molecular and medical genetics at the Univ of Toronto, Aubin is a member of the university’s research advisory board and vice chair of the CIHR-IMHA’s advisory board. She holds a BSc…

Judy Ciufo

Judy Ciufo has been appointed executive director of the Canadian Federation of Humanities and Social Sciences for a five-year term beginning November 1. Ciufo joined the Federation in 2002 as director of public affairs and became associate executive director the following year. She has been acting executive director since July when she replaced Paul Ledwell,…