Selection board


The prestigious, arm’s-length Canada First Research Excellence Fund Selection Board, composed of leaders from the academic, private and other relevant sectors, ensures that the Fund supports initiatives on the basis of the highest international standards of research excellence, and that funding decisions take into account areas of strength, opportunity and relevance to Canada.

Chair

Ken Knox

Ken Knox
Former president and CEO
Ontario Innovation Trust and Innovation Institute of Ontario



Members

Maura Davies

Maura Davies

Past president and chief executive officer
Saskatoon Health Region

Donald Bruce Dingwell

Donald Bruce Dingwell

Chair of Mineralogy and Petrology and director of the Department for Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Munich, Germany

Myron Gutmann

Myron Gutmann

Director of the Institute of Behavioral Science
University of Colorado Boulder

 

Robert McCulloch

Robert McCulloch

Former interim president and CEO
Medicine Hat College

 

Fred Morley

Fred Morley

Executive-vice president and chief economist
Halifax Partnership

Henri-Paul Rousseau

Henri-Paul Rousseau

Vice-chairman
Power Corporation of Canada

Deborah Smith

Deborah Smith

Pro-vice-chancellor for research
University of York, UK


John Knubley John Knubley (observer)
Deputy minister
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada