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Deputy Minister Appointment

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Deputy Minister Appointment

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Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty announced the following Deputy Minister appointment:

Alastair Glass will become Deputy Minister of Research and Innovation, effective February 13, 2006.

Dr. Glass is currently the Chairman of the Tyndall National Institute in Cork, Ireland, and until this month was the acting CEO.

Over the last four years, he has played a pivotal role in growing research and development programs in Ireland as the first Director of Information and Communication Sciences at Science Foundation Ireland, and in helping build effective partnerships between industry, government and academia.

Dr. Glass has an impressive background in senior leadership positions at Bell Laboratories, and he has been a frequent advisor to U.S. government agencies and academic institutions, an invited speaker at international conferences and a published author and leader in technical societies.

Dr. Glass has a B.Sc. (Special) from University College in London and a PhD in physics from the University of British Columbia.