SNOLAB Institute and Board
Professor Sinervo is Senior Vice-President, Research for the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR). He also is Professor of Physics at the University of Toronto and maintains an active research program in experimental elementary particle physics. He was formerly Chair of the Department of Physics and the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto before assuming his current role at CIFAR. He has extensive experience in academic administration and public sector governance. He was chair of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council’s (NSERC) Subatomic Physics Grant Selection Committee in 1997-98 and chair of the National Research Council’s Advisory Committee on the Tri-University Meson Factory (TRIUMF), Canada’s nuclear and particle physics laboratory from 2000 to 2004. He was a member of the NSERC Council on Research Grants as group chair for physics, and established and was the inaugural Chair of the Association of Canadian Universities for Research in Astronomy from 2004 to 2007. In 2007-2008, he chaired the Expert Panel on Nanomaterials for the Council of Canadian Academies. He is currently the Chair of the Academic Advisory Committee and member of the Board of Directors of Baycrest, Canada’s largest health science centre focused on aging and has served on several Boards of Directors of jewish organizations. He has served as a consultant and reviewer for numerous laboratories, including the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, the Physics Division of Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and the Rotman Research Institute.
Sandra Crocker was appointed to the newly created position of Associate VicePresident (Research Planning and Operations) in May.
As such, she reports to the Vice-President (Research & International) and is part of the senior management group responsible for planning, developing and implementing a comprehensive research support strategy for Carleton.
Ms. Crocker has a most distinguished and accomplished career in research administration, most recently holding positions at McGill University as Assistant Vice-Principal (Strategic Planning and Partnerships) in the Office of the Vice-Principal (Research and International Relations). Prior to this she had a long career at Queen's University culminating as Associate Vice-Principal (Research) in the Office of the Vice-Principal Research, where she was responsible for promoting multi-faceted research initiatives involving cross-disciplinary teams of researchers and external industrial and community partners.
She recently completed a two-year term as Past President of the Canadian Association of University Research Administrators (CAURA). Ms Crocker has served on the review panels for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada in addition to provincial and internal grant review panels. She is a member of the International Society for Research Administration, and has served on the editorial review board for the Journal of Research Administration. She has held positions on the Board of Directors of the BioCap Canada Foundation, Insect Biotec Canada Inc., the Kingston Technology Council and the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Communications and Information Technology. She served as the President of the Kingston Technology Exchange Centre, a not-for-profit research incubator, and as Chair of the Eastern Lake Ontario Regional Innovation Network. Most recently she has joined the Board of Directors of The Consortia Advancing Standards in Research Administration Information (CASRAI).
Caroline Davis joined Queen’s University as Vice Principal (Finance and Administration) in January 2010, after a successful and wide-ranging career in the federal public service. Her last position in the government was Assistant Deputy Minister, Resolution and Individual Affairs at Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), where she oversaw the implementation of the $1.9B Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement. She previously served as INAC's chief financial officer for five years, and also worked on First Nations land management and on comprehensive land claims in the north and the west of Canada. She also occupied in a variety of other positions in the federal government, primarily in the field of financial management.
In the spring of 2009, as an adjunct professor in Queen’s University’s School of Policy Studies, she taught a course in the Masters of Public Administration program.
Ms. Davis was recently elected Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario. This is the Institute's highest designation, awarded for outstanding career achievements and service to the community and the accountancy profession.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree with Honours in chemistry from the University of Wales.
Aksel Hallin is an active researcher in the fields that are addressed by SNOLAB. He is a member of the SNO, SNO+ and DEAP/CLEAN collaborations focussing on measurements of astrophysical neutrinos, neutrino properties and searches for galactic dark matter. He has served on the SNO Scientific Board, the TRIUMF Board of Management and the Institute for Particle Physics Board of Management.
On September 1, 2010 Steven N. Liss became the Vice-Principal (Research) at Queen’s University. Professor Liss was most recently the Associate Vice-President for Research at the University of Guelph, and had served as Interim Vice-President. He holds an undergraduate degree in microbiology and immunology from the University of Western Ontario, and a Masters and Ph.D. in applied microbiology from the University of Saskatchewan.
Over a period of 23 years as an academic and in administrative roles Professor Liss brings to Queen’s extensive experience with government and industry partners. Most recently, he served as Co-Chair of Innovation 2010, the national conference of ACCT Canada, the Federal Partners in Technology Transfer and the Networks of Centres of Excellence of Canada.
Working at the interface of biology, engineering and environmental science, his research encompasses environmental biotechnology and engineering, and applied microbiology. He is an internationally recognized researcher and is well known for his work on microbial structures and processes in engineered and natural environmental systems related to water and wastewater management. Professor Liss is widely published and has supervised over 40 students at the Masters and Ph.D. level. He holds academic appointments in the School of Environmental Studies and Chemical Engineering.
As the Vice Principal (Research) Professor Liss provides leadership in supporting and advancing the research enterprise at Queen’s including all facets of oversight including strategic planning, regulatory compliance, external relationships with Federal and Provincial departments, agencies and foundations that support research, and other external stakeholders and research partners within Canada and globally. Professor Liss has served, and continues to serve, on a variety of management boards and boards of directors of various organizations including PARTEQ Inc., Innovation Park, TRIUMF, Compute Canada, Royal Canadian Institute and the Agricultural Biorefinery Innovation Network. H has extensive experience in peer review processes and panels (provincial, national and international) and is a member of the College of Reviewers.
B.Sc (Edinburgh, 1967), Ph.D. (Edinburgh, 1972) F.Inst.P, C.Phys (1989), FRSE (1999)
Professor Peach is currently Professor of Accelerator Science with the John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science (of which he was Director 2005-2010) at the University of Oxford, and is also co-Director of the Particle Therapy Cancer Research Institute (part of the Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford). He is interested in all aspects of the treatment of cancer using charged particles such as protons and light ions such as helium or carbon, including the accelerator, imaging and diagnostic equipment, radiobiology, and cancer informatics. Previously he has worked on the design of a new type of accelerator (the non-linear non-scaling Fixed Field Alternating Gradient accelerator) with particular emphasis on Charged Particle Cancer Therapy and on CLIC, the Compact Linear Collider. Between 1998 and 2005 he was Director of the Particle Physics Department at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, and was also Director of e-Science from 2004 to 2005. From 1996 to 1998 he was Deputy Leader of the Experimental Physics Division at CERN. Before that, he was at the University of Edinburgh from 1970 to 1996, performing a number of experiments on the decays of neutral kaons and other experiments, mostly at CERN. He has served as a member of or chair of many international review committees, including being the chair of the CERN Scientific Policy Committee from 2007 to 2009. He was also a member of the SNO Agency Review Committee and the Scientific Sub-Committee from 1998 to 2005.
Professor Sawyer is Vice-President, Francophone Affairs, Research and Graduate Studies at Laurentian University. He also is Professor of Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Laurentian University. He has been Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering and Acting Academic Vice-President (Francophone Affairs) at Laurentian University. He is a member of OCGS and of OCCUR. He serves on the Board of the SNOLAB Institute, on the executive of the SNOLAB Institute and is Chair of its Governance committee. He also serves on the Board of SHARCNET, on the Board of Directors of MIRARCO and on the Board of the Sudbury Regional Hospital. His research interests center on the harmonic analysis of symmetric spaces of noncompact type.
Le professeur Schiettekatte fait parti du groupe de matière condensée du département de physique de l'Université de Montréal et est spécialiste en analyse et modification des matériaux par faisceaux d'ions. À ce titre, il a fait partie du Comité international de la conférence Ion Beam Analysis (2003-2011) et a été responsable de l'organisation de la conférence internationale Ion Beam Modification of Materials 2010. Au niveau administratif, il a fait partie du Conseil de la Faculté des arts et sciences (2003-2009) et de son comité exécutif (2007-2009), ainsi que de nombreux sous-comités s'y rattachant. Il est actuellement membre de l'Assemblée universitaire (2011-2015). Auparavant, il a été membre du Conseil d'administration de l'Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (1995-1997) ainsi que de sa Commission de la Recherche (1994-1996). Il a également fait parti de différents comités de bourses d'organismes subventionnaires.
Professor Schiettekatte is member of the condensed matter physics group of the physics department at the Université de Montréal and is an expert in ion beam analysis and ion beam modification of materials. He was member of the International Committee of the Ion Beam Analysis conference (2003-2011) and Chair of the 2010 International Conference on Ion Beam Modification of Materials. At the administrative level, he was member of the Arts and Sciences Faculty Council (2003-2009) and Executive Committee (2007-2009) as well as many of their subcommittees. He is currently member of the University Assembly (2011-2015). Previously, he served as member of the Board of the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (1995-1997) and its Research Commission (1994-1996). He has also been member of various fellowship committees.
ALLEN, Peter A., B.A.Sc., P.Eng.; Founder, Lac Minerals Ltd., Mercator Investments Limited (Venture Capital); Vice-Chrmn., NeuroDevNet; Dir., Harbourfront; Former Chrmn., CIFAR (Founder, Cosmology/Astrophysics Program); Dir., BCE; Norcen; Mercantile & General Reinsurance; World Economic Forum; World Wildlife Fund; Chrmn., Royal Conservatory of Music.
Andre Lauzon is a Manager at Vale Canada Limited leading the business systems department for Ontario Mines and Mill. With almost 20 years of industry experience, previous roles include Manager Creighton Mine, Manager Mines Geology Sudbury, Chief Mine Geologist Coleman McCreedy East mine, and a variety of technical roles ranging from exploration, to mineral resource estimation. Prior to joining Inco in 1997 Andre worked in the gold industry for Placer Dome, Kinross Gold and Barrick Gold Corp. Andre holds master of science in geostatistics and bachelor of science degree in geology both from Laurentian University.