Person: Rick Thorpe

Bob Crow

Bob Crow is leaving the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) to join Research in Motion Ltd (RIM), effective July 9, in the newly created position of director of university and government affairs. His departure ends a relationship with the industry association stretching back to 1988. At RIM, Crow will be responsible for fostering ties…

Rick Thorpe

Rick Thorpe has been appointed minister of British Columbia’s new Ministry of Competition, Science and Enterprise following last month’s sweeping Liberal victory. Thorpe was first elected in 1996 and most recently served as opposition critic for small business, tourism and culture. He has extensive business experience, including 22 years in the brewing industry and five…

Jean-Claude Chermann

Jean-Claude Chermann has been appointed chief scientific director of Montreal’s URRMA Biopharma Inc and R&D director of its subsidiary, URRMA R&D. Chermann was co-discoverer of the AIDS virus in 1983 and is a world renowned cancer researcher….