People on the Move
The 2009 Prix Galien for research was presented
to Dalhousie University researcher Donald F. Weaver.
The Prix Galien has been presented annually since
1994 by Prix Galien Canada, but this year it was
given in partnership with the Canadian Institutes
of Health Research. It is considered to be one of the highest
honours in Canadian pharmaceutical research. Dr. Weaver received
the award for his efforts to design drug therapies to treat chronic
neurological disorders such as epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease.
He holds the Canada Research Chair in clinical neuroscience at
Dalhousie and is research director for the Dalhousie medical
school/Capital Health department of medicine. He is also a profes-
sor of chemistry at Dalhousie. He received his MD and PhD
in computational organic chemistry from Queen’s University. In
2007, he received the prestigious Max Forman Research Award,
presented annually by the Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation,
and one of two coveted $1-million Centennial Awards granted by
Maryland-based Alzheimer’s Disease Research.
ment at Kwantlen Polytechnic
University. Previously, Dr.
Maggiore was the associate vice-
chancellor for enrolment manage-
ment and dean of admissions
at the University of New Orleans.
He holds a PhD with a major
in psychology, specializing
in learning and behavior disor-
ders from the University of
academic, at Queen’s
University starting May 1. In
addition, Dr. Silverman will also
assume the role of provost.
Previously, he was director of
special projects in the VP academic
office. He also held the position
of dean of the faculty of arts and
science at Queen’s for over 10 years.
Jason Dyer executive
director of research.
Previously, Dr. Dyer was a senior
research grants officer at the Uni-
versity of British Columbia. He
joined Kwantlen in August 2009.
tant deputy minister, resolution
and individual affairs at Indian
and Northern Affairs Canada. She
was also an adjunct professor
at Queen’s, teaching a course in the
school of policy studies’ master’s
of public administration program.
Starting July 1, Gary
Kachanoski will be
and vice-chancellor. Previously,
Dr. Kachanoski served as vice-
president, research, at the Univer-
sity of Alberta. He was inducted
into the Canadian Conservation
Hall of Fame in 1997, an award
that recognized his dedication
and commitment to soil and water
conservation in Canada. He
currently serves as a professor and
holder of the Bentley research
chair (soil, water and environment)
at U of A.
appointed Caroline E.
finance and adminis-
tration, starting Jan. 4. Prior to her
appointment, Ms. Davis was assis-
St. Francis Xavier University
appointed Timothy Lang vice-
president, advancement, effective
Dec. 7. Mr. Lang, a StFX alumnus,
has been a senior executive with a
number of national and multina-
tional corporations, most recently
with Premiere Global, where
he was vice-president and national
director of Canadian operations.
Mr. Lang has also enjoyed a stellar
athletic career. He was twice
named an Academic All-Canadian,
served as team captain of the
University of Manitoba Bison’s
football, and played semi-pro
football in England.
Ron Maggiore was
director of strategic
Arthur V. Mauro,
Canadian lawyer and
of Lakehead University. Dr. Mauro
started his term on Jan. 1. He
studied law at the University of
Manitoba and was called to the Bar