New Directors Join Compute Canada’s National Board


Accelerating results for the benefit of Canadians

Toronto, On (April 1, 2016) – Compute Canada, a nonprofit organization whose sole mission is to enable excellence in research and innovation for the benefit of Canada by effectively, efficiently and sustainably deploying a national state-of-the-art advanced research computing platform, is pleased to welcome two new directors appointed to its board.

Dr. Salter is Chief of Research at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), a Senior Scientist in the Program in Neurosciences & Mental Health, and a Professor of Physiology at the University of Toronto.

Elizabeth Beale is an economist and corporate director. She recently retired as President and CEO of the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council (APEC), a position she held from 1996 to 2015. Ms. Beale has served as an advisor to government and industry on economic strategies for Atlantic Canada throughout her career. Her policy and research interests have focused on energy, labour market, and innovation topics where she has authored numerous studies.

“We are pleased to welcome Mr. Salter and Ms. Beale as our newest directors. We would also like to recognized a departing director, Ms. Siobhan Coady, for her support and leadership,” said Mr. Don Hathaway, Chair of the Board. “Ensuring the right mix of directors drawing on their expertise from both the research and private sectors is essential as we work towards successfully implementing our vision to make Canada a world leader in the use of advanced computing for research, discovery and innovation.”

A full list of the Compute Canada Board Directors can be found here.

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