Person: Kevin Fitzgibbons

Kevin Fitzgibbons

Kevin Fitzgibbons has joined the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) as a visiting executive on a one-year interchange agreement with the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD). The appointment will see Fitzgibbons provide policy, strategy and engagement advice to facilitate the transition for the incoming president, as well as advice, policy…

Chris Hadfield

Chris Hadfield has joined the faculty of the Univ of Waterloo, following his retirement from the Canadian Space Agency last July. Hadfield was appointed as a professor of aviation involving both teaching and advisory roles beginning Fall 2014. Prior to that, he will conclude his research into heart health in space in collaboration with Dr…

Dr Jeffrey Crelinsten

Dr Jeffrey Crelinsten has been appointed senior research fellow, Innovation Policy Lab, at Univ of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs. Crelinsten is a partner with The Impact Group and co-publisher of RE$EARCH MONEY. He holds a BSc in physics from McGill Univ, an MSc in astronomy from the Univ of Toronto and a doctorate…

Kevin Fitzgibbons

Kevin Fitzgibbons has been appointed director of the S&T division at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, replacing Daniele Ayotte who left last May to become deputy executive director for DFAIT’s Americas Strategy. Fitzgibbons comes to DFAIT from the Office of the National Science Advisor (NSA) where he was executive director for more…

Dr Kevin Keough

Dr Kevin Keough has resigned from the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) effective August 30th. Keough was AHFMR’s president and CEO for three years and will be replaced on an interim basis by Dr Jacques Magnan, the organization’s VP programs. The board of trustees has initiated an international recruitment for a replacement. Keough’s…

Dr Norbert Haunerland

Dr Norbert Haunerland has been appointed associate VP research at Simon Fraser Univ. Haunerland has been associated with SFU since 1989, serving as chair of the department of biological sciences and participating in the strategic plan task force and Senate committee on university priorities. Haunerland will share leadership and administration of research with Dr Mario…

Dr André Lalonde

Dr André Lalonde has been appointed head of the faculty of science at the Univ of Ottawa. Lalonde is a professor of mineralogy and geology in the department of earth sciences. He has been acting science dean since 2006….

Kevin Fitzgibbons

Kevin Fitzgibbons has been appointed executive director of the office of the new National Science Advisor, effective May 1, the first employee to be hired in support of Dr Arthur Carty. Fitzgibbons comes to the NSA office within the Privy Council Office from the National Research Council, which he joined in 1991. Most recently he…

Ian Thomas

Ian Thomas, manager of Innovation Programs and Policy Research with the Science and Technology Division of Ontario’s Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, has left to join the Alberta government. He has been appointed to the newly created position of director, Policy and Planning, with the Alberta Ministry of Innovation and Science (MIS). Over a…

Dr Bruce Clayman

Dr Bruce Clayman has been elected director of the Centre for Policy Research on Science and Technology (CPROST) at Simon Fraser Univ (SFU), replacing Dr Richard Smith. He will take administrative leave from his position as VP research at SFU at the end of August, a position he has held since 1994. Clayman is a…