Person: Nick Markettos

Nick Markettos

Nick Markettos has been appointed assistant VP research partnerships at McMaster Univ effective immediately. In the new position, Markettos will focus on strategic initiatives, commercialization of research results and liaison with the university’s innovation park. Markettos joined McMaster in 2002 as a special advisor and in 2007 was named director of strategic partnerships and innovation…

Dr Don Rix

Dr Don Rix is being honoured with a research chair in his name to attract a leading expert in humans health genetic diagnostics. The chair is being endowed with $2 million from LifeLabs (formerly MDS Metro Laboratory Services) which Rix co-founded and is a former co-owner. Genome BC is also contributing $250,000 to the chair…

Gary Corbett

Gary Corbett has been appointed acting president of the Professionals Institute of the Public Service of Canada. He will serve in the position until June 21/09, at which time a permanent replacement will be installed…. MaRS Innovation has announced its permanent board. The 11 members are: Geoffrey Beatty (Woodbridge Company Ltd), Christopher Capelli (Univ of…