First winner of Canadian lifetime achievement award in northern research
Serge Payette is the inaugural recipient of the
Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement
in Northern Research. Dr. Payette received
the $50,000 prize at the ribbon-cutting ceremony
of the new Churchill Northern Studies Centre,
an independent research facility in Churchill, Manitoba, this
August. A professor of biology at Université Laval, Dr. Payette
has dedicated over 40 years of his life to northern research.
His work has shed light on topics such as tree line dynamics,
climatic reconstructions at the northern limits of forests
and the origins of the lichen spruce forest. This new annual
prize is sponsored by the W. Garfield Weston Foundation
and administered by the Association of Canadian Universities
for Northern Studies.
ture and Agri-Food Canada and
the World Bank, with a focus on
projects in China.
will serve a second
five-year term as
president of Trinity
Western University. Dr. Raymond
was first appointed to the position
in 2006. Before joining TRU, he
was president and vice-chancellor
at Booth College in Winnipeg.
Prior to that, he served as provost
and senior vice-president for
academic affairs at Greenville
College in Illinois.
Helen Burt was
research and inter-
national, at the University of
British Columbia for a five-year
term that began Sept. 6. Dr. Burt
is the Angiotech Professor of Drug
Delivery in the faculty of pharma-
ceutical sciences at UBC, where
she also served as associate dean
of research. She is a founding
scientist at the Centre for Drug
Research and Development,
headquartered in Vancouver, and
is a member of the Canadian
Academy of Health Sciences.
newly created position of executive
director, communications, effective
Aug. 29. Mr. Patterson comes
to Emily Carr from the Canadian
Film Centre, where he was director
of marketing and communications.
Before that, he held a similar
position at CBC Television, in the
arts and entertainment division.
de l’éducation des adultes, de la
formation professionnelle et des
Services aux entreprises, et
secrétaire générale à la Commission scolaire des Monts-et-Marées.
dent, finance and
administration, effective Sept. 19.
Mr. Milovick, who has spent 17
years in postsecondary administration, comes to OCAD from the
University of Ontario Institute of
Technology, where he was vice-president, operations and strategic
development. He has also held
positions at the University of New
Brunswick and York University.
Charles Chi is Carleton University’s new chancellor, beginning
at the end of November. Mr. Chi
is the executive chairman at
Lytro, an early-stage technology
company. Previously, he was
vice-president of marketing at
Ciena, a networks company and
is also co-founder of Lightera
Emily Carr Univer-
sity of Art + Design
Patterson to the
Louise Bolduc est
directrice du Service
de la formation con-
tinue de l’Université
du Québec à Rimouski depuis
le 15 août dernier. Au cours de la
dernière année, Mme Bolduc a
été chargée de projet à la coordi-
nation de la Table interordres
d’éducation du Bas-Saint-Laurent.
D’août 2007 à octobre 2010, elle
a été à la fois directrice du Service
and CBC radio host
Lucie McNeill is
the new director of
the public affairs office at the
University of British Columbia,
starting Oct. 17. Since 2009,
she has worked as director of
community engagement for
the Vancouver Coastal Health
Authority. Prior to that, Ms.
McNeill worked in consulting
roles for the Canadian Interna-
tional Development Agency,
Simon Fraser University, Agricul-
Since Aug. 1, Bishop’s
University has a new
Bruno Gnassi. Mr.
Gnassi held the same position at
Mount Allison University for the
past eight years. Before that, he