Laurentian U appoints research, eco-development czar – by Staff (Northern Ontario Business – March 9, 2016)

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Sudbury’s Laurentian University has; announced Craig Fowler will assume the role of associate vice-president, research partnerships, innovation and economic development.

Fowler will be responsible for developing new large-scale research collaborations to advance the university’s objectives and foster innovation and economic development.

In its Strategic Plan, Laurentian University has set a goal of increasing total annual funded research from $21.9 million in 2010 to $30 million by 2017.

“We are thrilled by the experience and vision that Craig brings to this portfolio,” said Rui Wang, vice-president of research at Laurentian University. “Craig’s expertise in bringing together major funding partners in large-scale collaborations, as well as his intimate knowledge of Laurentian, will serve us well in our own research objectives.”

Fowler served as associate, vice-president and external relations at Laurentian University since August 2012. Prior to joining Laurentian, Fowler served in a number of senior roles at the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation, including as director of scientific and research collaborations and as director of the research branch.

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