McMaster University

Media Advisory: OFL to hold solidarity rally on Monday at U of T encampment to defend students’ right to protest

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Sunday, May 26, 2024

TORONTO, May 26, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) has called a solidarity rally with the student encampment at the University of Toronto, to defend the right to protest and to urge the University administration to rescind its trespass order.

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  • TORONTO, May 26, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) has called a solidarity rally with the student encampment at the University of Toronto, to defend the right to protest and to urge the University administration to rescind its trespass order.
  • On Saturday, OFL President Laura Walton issued this open letter to U of T President Meric Gertler, calling on the administration “to reverse course immediately, and choose negotiations and discussion over ultimatums and repression.”
    Monday’s rally is meant to demonstrate worker solidarity with the students, to defend their Charter rights to free expression and association, and to encourage admin to de-escalate.
  • “Negotiations must continue in good faith, and without threats of police intervention,” said Walton.
  • “The recent successful conclusions to the encampments at Ontario Tech University and at McMaster University, for example, shows what’s possible.”
    Rally details are available here and below:

COUR Pharmaceuticals Appoints Paul M. Peloso, MD, as Chief Medical Officer

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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Prior to joining COUR, Dr. Peloso served as Chief Medical Officer for ACELYRIN, Inc., a biopharma company focused on providing life-changing new treatment options for patients by employing a strategy of identifying, acquiring and accelerating development and commercialization of promising drug candidates.

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  • Prior to joining COUR, Dr. Peloso served as Chief Medical Officer for ACELYRIN, Inc., a biopharma company focused on providing life-changing new treatment options for patients by employing a strategy of identifying, acquiring and accelerating development and commercialization of promising drug candidates.
  • While at ACELYRIN, Dr. Peloso was responsible for global clinical development of the company’s pipeline of products, with an initial focus in immunology.
  • Prior to this role, Dr. Peloso served as group medical director for both AbbVie and Merck, where he leveraged his extensive experience in biologics, small molecules, and medical devices.
  • “We are delighted to welcome Dr. Peloso during this time of significant growth at COUR,” said John J. Puisis, founder, president, and chief executive officer of COUR.

Paul Carreiro Named CEO & President of Elemica

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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

WAYNE, Pa., May 21, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Elemica , the leading provider of Digital Supply Chain solutions and the premier Digital Supply Chain Network for B2B industries, announces Paul Carreiro as President & Chief Executive Officer.

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  • WAYNE, Pa., May 21, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Elemica , the leading provider of Digital Supply Chain solutions and the premier Digital Supply Chain Network for B2B industries, announces Paul Carreiro as President & Chief Executive Officer.
  • Paul joins Elemica as a proven global leader with over 25 years of experience in Enterprise Software.
  • The last 6½ years, Paul spent in the supply chain planning space, with a focus on growth and driving global operational excellence through deep customer collaboration and global scale.
  • “We are thrilled to welcome Paul to Elemica as our new CEO,” said Eric Sondag, Co-head of Mid-large Buyout at Eurazeo, a global investment company and owner of Elemica.

Inaugural CX Force Awards Winners Honored at Avaya ENGAGE for Transforming Customer Experiences

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Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Avaya , a global leader in enterprise customer experience solutions, today announced the seven inaugural winners of the CX Force Awards, a new, prestigious recognition for the impressive innovators, strategists, and pioneers dedicated to reshaping the world of customer experience.

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  • Avaya , a global leader in enterprise customer experience solutions, today announced the seven inaugural winners of the CX Force Awards, a new, prestigious recognition for the impressive innovators, strategists, and pioneers dedicated to reshaping the world of customer experience.
  • “Avaya thanks the individuals and companies that submitted nominations, and our three expert judges who thoughtfully deliberated to select our first-ever CX Force Awards winners,” said Alan Masarek, CEO at Avaya.
  • The CX for Employees category points to CX leaders who not only care about the outputs of customer experiences, but also the symbiotic relationship between customer and employee experiences in driving business success.
  • For more information on the CX Force Awards program and winners, visit https://events.avaya.com/cx-force-awards-2024 .

James Brodie of Johnson & Johnson MedTech Appointed Chair of the Medtech Canada Board of Directors

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Friday, May 10, 2024

TORONTO, May 10, 2024 /CNW/ - Medtech Canada, the national association representing Canada's medical technology companies, is very pleased to welcome James Brodie of Johnson & Johnson MedTech as Chair of the Medtech Canada Board of Directors.

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  • TORONTO, May 10, 2024 /CNW/ - Medtech Canada, the national association representing Canada's medical technology companies, is very pleased to welcome James Brodie of Johnson & Johnson MedTech as Chair of the Medtech Canada Board of Directors.
  • James Brodie is General Manager of Johnson & Johnson MedTech (JJMT) in Canada.
  • "I'm very honoured to Chair the Medtech Canada Board of Directors and I look forward to working collaboratively with my fellow board members and the Medtech Canada team to enhance the medtech environment in Canada," said Mr. Brodie.
  • "I've had the pleasure of working closely with James during his tenure on the Medtech Canada board and I know that his leadership and extensive experience will be invaluable as he takes on the role of Board Chair for our association," said Nicole DeKort, President and CEO, Medtech Canada.

Canada’s biomanufacturing ecosystem gets major boost with new funding

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Monday, May 6, 2024

“The projects funded through the Biosciences Research Infrastructure Fund will play a critical role in our country’s rapid response to future pandemics.

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  • “The projects funded through the Biosciences Research Infrastructure Fund will play a critical role in our country’s rapid response to future pandemics.
  • The integrated CBRF–BRIF Stage 2 competitions are advancing the goals of Canada's Biomanufacturing and Life Sciences Strategy .
  • The BRIF is partnered with the CBRF, which is funding research and talent development projects as part of today’s announcement.
  • A total of 19 projects at 14 institutions were awarded funding to support research, talent development or research infrastructure.

Frontgrade Technologies Announces Key Appointments to Executive Leadership Team

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Thursday, May 9, 2024

Frontgrade Technologies (“Frontgrade”), a leading independent supplier of high-reliability, advanced electronic solutions for space and national security missions, announced today the appointments of Allen Couture as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Kevin Fox as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective immediately.

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  • Frontgrade Technologies (“Frontgrade”), a leading independent supplier of high-reliability, advanced electronic solutions for space and national security missions, announced today the appointments of Allen Couture as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Kevin Fox as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective immediately.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20240509967417/en/
    Allen Couture, COO, recently joined the Frontgrade leadership team.
  • “We’re also very grateful to Neil and Conrad for their contributions to Frontgrade, especially during the company’s early days of establishing itself,” Stevison added.
  • Fox received his Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business and his Bachelor of Arts from Boston College.

Olive Fertility Centre Victoria Welcomes New Fertility Specialist Dr. Riki Dayan

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Monday, May 6, 2024

VICTORIA, BC, May 6, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Olive Fertility Centre is pleased to announce that Dr. Riki Dayan MD FRCSC has joined the Olive Fertility Victoria Team. "We are delighted to welcome Dr. Dayan to Olive Fertility," says Olive co-director Dr. Niamh Talon. "With her expertise in fertility, her dedication to education and her focus on whole person, patient-centred care, Dr. Dayan is an invaluable addition to the Olive Team."

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  • Olive Fertility Centre is pleased to announce that Dr. Riki Dayan MD FRCSC has joined the Olive Fertility Victoria Team.
  • VICTORIA, BC, May 6, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Olive Fertility Centre is pleased to announce that Dr. Riki Dayan MD FRCSC has joined the Olive Fertility Victoria Team.
  • "We are delighted to welcome Dr. Dayan to Olive Fertility," says Olive co-director Dr. Niamh Talon.
  • "With her expertise in fertility, her dedication to education and her focus on whole person, patient-centred care, Dr. Dayan is an invaluable addition to the Olive Team."

GOLDEN STATE FOODS PROMOTES MARIANA MANOLE TO SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, GLOBAL FSQR AND APPOINTMENTS STEVE ROSS AS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, OPERATIONS, LIQUID PRODUCTS OF NORTH AMERICA

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Tuesday, April 30, 2024

A GSF associate since 2016, she has expertly guided FSQR for all GSF global manufacturing facilities and its growing team of FSQR professionals as group vice president, global FSQR over the past three years.

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  • A GSF associate since 2016, she has expertly guided FSQR for all GSF global manufacturing facilities and its growing team of FSQR professionals as group vice president, global FSQR over the past three years.
  • In her prior GSF roles as group vice president, FSQR – global liquid products and as senior director, quality systems, Manole led LPNA's comprehensive, rapid transformation of all FSQR systems to best-in-class industry status.
  • In his new Conyers, Georgia-based role, Ross will provide leadership and direction to all liquid products operation activities.
  • "We are incredibly excited to welcome Steve and his family to Liquid Products North America and Golden State Foods," said Justin Vannoy, GSF corporate senior vice president and president, LPNA.

Colossal Announces Expansion of Ancient DNA Academic Research Projects with $7.5M in New Investments, and Issues Call to Researchers

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Monday, April 15, 2024

This involves implementing over $7.5M in newly committed funding to Colossal academic partners in 2024, onboarding more ancient DNA researchers, growing a larger network of ancient DNA university partners, and deploying a technology HUB for ancient DNA research.

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  • This involves implementing over $7.5M in newly committed funding to Colossal academic partners in 2024, onboarding more ancient DNA researchers, growing a larger network of ancient DNA university partners, and deploying a technology HUB for ancient DNA research.
  • We believe that to support a biodiverse future, we must facilitate ancient DNA research across the world.
  • Colossal will also continue to establish new partnerships with research teams around the world that are doing groundbreaking ancient DNA science.
  • If you are an ancient DNA researcher interested in joining Colossal’s upcoming ancient DNA technology HUB, please reach out [email protected] .