The Expert Panel on the State of Industrial R&D

 Kathleen E. Sendall, Chair, C.M., FCAE

Director, CGG (Paris, France); Director of Enmax Corporation (Calgary, AB); Vice Chair, Alberta Innovates – Energy and Environment Solutions (Alberta); Trustee, Ernest C. Manning Awards Foundation and Member of the Government of Canada Sustainable Development Advisory Council (SDAC) and the Advisory Council for Promoting Women on Boards (Calgary, AB)

 Marcel Boyer, FRSC

Professor Emeritus, Department of Economics, Université de Montréal; Fellow of the C.D. Howe Institute (Toronto, ON); Associate Member of the Toulouse School of Economics (Toulouse, France); and Fellow of CIRANO, the Centre for Interuniversity Research and Analysis on Organizations (Montréal, QC)

 Kelly Cantwell

Senior Director, Corporate Strategy and Planning, Emera Inc. (Halifax, NS)

 Eric L. Cook

Executive Director & CEO, New Brunswick Research and Productivity Council (RPC) (Fredericton, NB)

 Lisa Crossley

CEO, VitalHub Corporation (Toronto, ON)

 Sean Donnelly

Vice President, Technology and Continuous Improvement, ArcelorMittal Dofasco (Hamilton, ON)

 R.J. (Bob) Fessenden

Fellow of the Institute for Public Economics, University of Alberta (Edmonton, AB)

 Camille Gagnon

President, Innovitech Inc. (Montréal, QC)

 Claude Lajeunesse, FCAE

Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) (Ottawa, ON)

 Hadi Mahabadi, O.C., FCAE

President, CanWin Consulting Inc.; Former Vice President and Director, Xerox Research Centre of Canada (Mississauga, ON)

Pierre Mohnen

Professor, Maastricht University (The Netherlands)

 Ian de la Roche

Adjunct Professor, University of British Columbia (Vancouver, BC)

 Harvey P. Weingarten

President & CEO, Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (Toronto, ON)

 Rosemary Zigrossi

Director, Promontory Financial Group (Toronto, ON)


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Additional Information

Other work in R&D:

The 2010 federal panel, chaired by Mr. Tom Jenkins, launched its report in October 2011, providing recommendations to the Government of Canada on how it can maximize the impact of the $7 billion it spends annually in support of business and commercially-oriented R&D.

The work of the federal panel focused on the effectiveness of federal programs whereas the Council’s expert panel will assess the overall state of industrial R&D in Canada.

Review of Federal Support to Research and Development