Apr 27 Announcements: Research Canada's Board of Directors
A Message from Research Canada's President and CEO, Ms. Deborah Gordon-El-Bihbety
On behalf of Mr. Jacques Hendlisz and the Board of Research Canada, it is my pleasure to announce the appointment of Ms. Maureen Adamson as the new Vice-Chair of Research Canada. Ms. Adamson became a Research Canada Board Director in November 2011. She is the President and CEO of Cystic Fibrosis Canada, a long-standing and dedicated member of the Research Canada Alliance. Ms. Adamson joined Cystic Fibrosis Canada in January 2011, with extensive knowledge and noteworthy experience in the Senior Public Sector/Healthcare. Prior to joining Cystic Fibrosis Canada she held progressively more responsible roles in financial, administrative and operational leadership in the Ontario Public Sector. Maureen served as Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Administrative Officer (Health System Investment and Funding) with the Ministry of Health, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Administrative Officer, Corporate Services and Organizational Development, and Director, Finance and Office Services Branch, Internal Ministry Services Division with the Ontario Management Board Secretariat. Maureen holds an MBA from the Rotman School of Business (University of Toronto), a BBA from Lakehead University and has completed the Director’s Education Program at the Rotman School of Business.
It is also my pleasure to announce the appointment of Dr. Michael Julius as Science Advisor to the Research Canada Board of Directors. Dr. Julius was Research Canada’s Past Chair and has served on Research Canada’s Board for 10 years. Dr. Julius is the Vice-president, Research, at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto. Research Canada’s Science Advisor is responsible for providing expert advice and leadership to Research Canada’s Board of Directors on science and technology-related activities and policies. S/He provides guidance and counsel on S&T emerging issues and serves as Research Canada’s spokesperson for science-related matters. On behalf of the organization, s/he delivers credible presentations on scientific and science-related policy matters to the Media, Members of Parliament, Research Canada’s members and other stakeholders. The Science Advisor is an Officer of the Board and as such is appointed by the Research Canada Board of Directors on an annual basis for a one-year term. S/He is an ex-officio member of Research Canada’s Board of Directors.
I am sure you join us in congratulating these two dedicated individuals to these positions on Research Canada’s Board of Directors.
We also want to take this opportunity to congratulate and thank Dr. Renaldo Battista, a Research Canada Board Director for two years, who recently resigned from our Board because he was appointed as scientific director and a member of the board of directors of the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS). We are so pleased for Dr. Battista and thank him profusely for his important contribution to Research Canada’s Board of Directors.