November 2, 2007
U of S President Peter MacKinnon has been appointed to a new Science, Technology and Innovation Council set up by the federal government to provide advice on science and technology issues as well as monitor Canada’s progress relative to international standards.
The 17-member council will report to the federal minister of industry, currently the Honourable Jim Prentice.
Among those joining MacKinnon on the panel are Heather Munroe-Blum, principal and vice-chancellor of McGill University, W.A. (Sam) Shaw, president and CEO of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Harvey Weingarten, president and vice-chancellor of the University of Calgary and three Canada Research Chairs, one each from universities of Montreal, Toronto and New Brunswick.