Person: Lynda Leonard

Dr Victoria Kaspi

Dr Victoria Kaspi has been awarded the Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering — the first women to receive the medal since it was created in 1991. An astrophysicist, Kaspi is regarded as a leading expert on neutron stars and has had a major impact in the field of astrophysics. Her research…

Dominique Anglade

Dominique Anglade has been appointed Quebec’s minister of the renamed Ministry of Economy, Science and Innovation with responsibility for digital strategy as part of a January 28 Cabinet shuffle. Anglade, former president of Montreal International and the centre-right political party Coalition Avenir Québec, is just the second women to head up the ministry and brings…

Lynda Leonard

Lynda Leonard is stepping down from her position as senior VP at the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) after 17 years. Leonard has been a constant at the association and has been heavily involved in policy development and outreach during a period of dramatic change in the information and communications technology sector. Prior to…

Ken Doyle

Ken Doyle has been appointed executive director of the new Technology Access Centres Network (TACCAT) following a short stint as a special advisor to Colleges and Institutes Canada’s VP government relations and Canadian partnerships. At TACCAT, Doyle will be responsible for developing and executing the network’s operational plan, providing service to the network and representing…

Jeff Larson

Jeff Larson has been appointed executive director innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship at Dalhousie Univ. Larson comes to Dalhousie from the provincial government where he held several executive director roles focused on innovation, start-ups, education, foreign direct investment, trade and knowledge and technology-based industries. He has also practiced as a lawyer in Halifax and Toronto and…

Dan Duguay

Dan Duguay is leaving the Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development for a job in the private sector. Duguay, ISED’s DG engineering, planning and standards, spectrum, information technology and telecommunications, is stepping down February 22 to become senior director of business development – Canada for Thompson Reuters. He will be replaced in an acting…