Chaviva Hosek, former Prime Minister's Office policy director, is now the president and CEO of The Canadian Institute of Advanced Research (CIAR), the Toronto-based think tank. CIAR was created in 1982 to provide top researchers from Canada and around the world with a network to build intellectual bridges and form partnerships beyond their own institutions and regions. Hosek, who received her PhD from Harvard University in 1973, arrives at CIAR following an outstanding career of public service and academic achievement.
Terrence Montague, executive director, patient health, Merck Frosst Canada & Co., is pleased to announce the appointment of Jean-Pierre Gregoire as director of health economics. Gregoire has been a consultant to the World Health Organization's program on essential drugs in third world countries and was professor of pharmacy and senior scientist, groupe de recherche en epidemologie at Universite Laval.
Cheryl Jensen, MCIC, is now the dean of the faculty of engineering technology at Mohawk College in Hamilton, ON.
Maja Veljkovic, FCIC, will become the director general of the NRC's Innovation Centre in Vancouver, BC in June 2001. Veljkovic will arrive at NRC from Syncrude Canada where she has been a senior engineer and R&D manager. She has been responsible for major R&D and engineering projects at Syncrude including the coker technology step outs. Most recently, she was senior advisor, upgrading research program. Over the years, she has worked with NRC and an extensive network of industrial and academic researchers. Veljkovic holds an M.Sc. in chemical engineering from the University of British Columbia. She served as president of the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering and chair of the upgrading technical planning group of the Canadian Oil Sands Network for R&D (CONRAD). She has received several awards including the 1997 YWCA Women of Distinction Award for Science and Technology.
John ApSimon, FCIC, of Carleton University was presented with the Career Achievement Award sponsored by CroMedica, at the 7th Annual Ottawa Life Sciences Achievement Awards Dinner on December 5, 2000.
Arthur J. Carty, FCIC, president of the National Research Council of Canada, was presented with one of four National Merit Awards sponsored by Deloitte & Touche LLP at the 7th Annual Ottawa Life Sciences Achievement Awards Dinner on December 5, 2000.
David Evans, MCIC, of MDS Nordion was presented with the Career Achievement Award sponsored by Ernst & Young LLP at the 7th Annual Ottawa Life Sciences Achievement Awards Dinner on December 5, 2000.
Barbara Gour, MCIC, of Adherex Technologies, Inc, was presented with the Applied Research Award sponsored by Blake, Cassels & Graydo LLP at the 7th Annual Ottawa Life Sciences Achievement Awards Dinner on December 5, 2000.
Paul Hough, recently retired president of Pakhoed Distribution Corporation, has been named the Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) 2001 International Award winner. The prize, one of the Canadian chemical industry's most prestigious honours, was presented at the SCI Canada annual awards dinner on February 21, 2001 in Toronto, ON. Hough is being honoured for his contribution to the chemical industry in Canada and the U.S., specifically in the field of distribution. He was President of Pakhoed from 1991 to 1995 and built Van Waters and Rogers, Ltd. into Canada's largest chemicals distributor. Pakhoed is today a world leader in chemical distribution due in a large part to Mr. Hough's efforts in North America and Europe.
Jay Ingram, the presenter and a major inspiration of the world's first nightly science show, @discovery.ca, received the prestigious Michael Smith Award for science promotion from NSERC president Tom Brzustowski on January 4, 2001. The award recognizes Ingram's achievements as a promoter of science through both his TV work and also his popular science books, three of which were written for kids. The presentation ceremony was hosted by Discovery Channel executive director Jane Mingay at their offices in Toronto, ON.