Compute Canada announces appointment of Interim President & CEO


Compute Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Robbin Tourangeau as Interim President & CEO.

Ms. Tourangeau recently served as the Founding Executive Director of the Leadership Council on Digital Research Infrastructure (LCDRI), and brings a high level of knowledge and a broad national network in areas relevant to her new leadership role at Compute Canada. She also has a strong track record of strategic public policy development, advocacy and project delivery.

“We are delighted to have Ms. Tourangeau on the Compute Canada team” said Dr. Christopher Loomis, Chair of the Board of Directors.

“Her recent work with the LCDRI, her familiarity with and the respect in which she is held by the advanced research community, and her extensive work with membership organizations make her uniquely qualified for this critical role. Her leadership will help position Compute Canada as an effective, efficient, federated organization serving the needs of researchers across the country and as a partner that is committed to working collaboratively within Canada’s broader DRI community.”

Prior to working at LCDRI, Ms. Tourangeau spent ten years at the Council of Ontario Universities where she worked with the Vice-Presidents of Research from Ontario’s 21 institutions on issues related to research and innovation. She began her career in Ottawa as a parliamentary intern, and has worked in the areas of public policy and advocacy for the last 20 years, providing strategic advice both inside and outside government. She has served as Senior Policy Advisor on Social Development in the Office of the Right Honourable Jean Chrétien, and as a senior policy analyst responsible for social and municipal/Aboriginal policy at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors, I also wish to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to Terry Lockhart for filling in so ably as Acting President & CEO while we conducted our search,” added Dr. Loomis.