Gilles Ouimet is chairman and former president and chief executive officer
of Pratt & Whitney Canada, a leader in aviation and aeronautics.
Robert E. Brown
He served in the Canadian Armed Forces for several years, then entered Canadian public service in 1971. Over the span of 16 years, he held several senior positions in federal ministries and with Atomic Energy Canada, the Public Service Commission, the Treasury Board, and the Council of Maritime Premiers.
In 1987, Mr. Brown joined Bombardier as vice-president, corporate development.
In 1990, he was appointed president of Canadair and two years later, president
of the Bombardier Aerospace Group. His leadership was marked by phenomenal
growth and performance. In April 1996, he was named president and chief
operating officer of Bombardier Aerospace. Mr. Brown capped his career
at Bombardier as president and chief executive officer from 1999 to 2002.
Scientist Eric Kandel is Professor of Medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and Senior Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He won the Nobel Prize in 2000 for his contributions to the discovery of signal transduction in the nervous system, which has been pivotal in understanding learning and memory processes.
He earned an undergraduate degree in history and literature from Harvard College in 1952, and earned a medical degree from the New York University in 1956. Early in his career, he was a researcher at the National Institute of Mental Health and Harvard Medical School, and a staff psychiatrist at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center in Boston. He was professor of physiology and psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine from 1965 to 1968. In 1974, he joined Columbia University, founding the Center for Neurobiology and Behavior.
His seminal work has contributed to advances in the treatment of Parkinsons, Alzheimers and other forms of dementia.
Sidney Altman is Sterling Professor of Biology at Yale University. In 1989, he was co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his groundbreaking work on the chemical reactions that occur inside cells. This work led to the discovery that RNA (ribonucleic acid) is at the essence of the life-forming process known as catalysis.
Born in Montreal, he earned an undergraduate degree in physics from MIT in 1960, and a PhD in biophysics from the University of Colorado in 1967.
Early in his career, Dr. Altman worked at the Medical Research Council Laboratory in Cambridge, England, where he started the work that led to the revolutionary discovery of the catalyst properties of the enzyme ribonuclease P.
He joined Yale in 1971, becoming a full professor in 1980, chair of the biology department from 1983-85, and dean of Yale College from 1985-89.
\He returned to Canada in 1972 and was soon regarded as one of the countrys great actors. Over the course of 31 seasons at Stratford, he has played more than 40 roles, including leads in Henry V, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, Much Ado about Nothing, and Filumena. While winning audiences with his onstage performances, he has directed more than 40 productions over the years.
Mr. Monette was appointed Stratfords artistic director in 1994.
In January 1998, he was named a member of the Order of Canada.
From 1980 to 1990, Dr. Swanson worked at the Salk Institute for Biological
Studies in La Jolla, California, while serving as an adjunct professor
of neuroscience at the University of California, San Diego, and an investigator
at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
John Tyler Bonner
Biologist and author John Tyler Bonner is professor emeritus at Princeton
University. His career has spanned half a dozen scientific generations,
and he has both witnessed and contributed to many of the exciting advances
in biology of the 20th century.
He has published extensively and is considered one of the great developmental
biologists of modern time. Dr. Bonners autobiography, The Lives
of a Biologist: Adventures in a Century of Extraordinary Science,
is hailed as an illuminating look into a life in science.
Stephen Jarislowsky is an investment analyst and counsellor with a legendary
reputation in Canada, and an exceptional civic leader.
He founded Jarislowsky, Fraser and Company Limited in 1955. In the years
since, he has nurtured the firm from an initial $100 equity investment
to a multibillion-dollar firm famed in the industry for its excellent
research and top performance. He is a great supporter of Concordia University,
where, with his wife, he has established the Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky
Institute for Studies in Canadian Art.
Mr. Jarislowsky is an active member of a dozen civic, charitable and
corporate adminsitrative boards.
He earned an undergraduate degree in engineering physics from the University
of Toronto in 1958. He earned a masters degree in 1960, and a PhD
in aeronautical engineering in 1963 from Princeton University.
In 1987, Dr. Brzustowski was appointed Ontarios Deputy Minister
of Colleges and Universities. He was subsequently appointed Deputy Minister
in charge of the Premiers Council on Economic Renewal, responsibilities
that expanded to include the Premiers Council on Health, Well-Being
and Social Justice in 1991.
Convocation schedule, spring 2003