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Scientific Committee


The Scientific Committee’s role is to elaborate the Corporation’s scientific programming, to evaluate, to recommend to the Board of Directors the projects according to the GARDN Project Guidelines and to monitor the progress of on-going GARDN projects.



  • David Zingg (president), Institute of Aerospace Studies University of Toronto
  • Wajid Chishty, National Research Council Canada
  • Michel Dion, Bell Helicopter Textron Canada 
  • Anant Grewal, National Research Council Canada
  • Ted McDonald, Transport Canada
  • Sid-Ali Meslioui, Pratt & Whitney Canada
  • Stephen Colavincenzo, Bombardier Aerospace
  • Hayley Ozem, Pratt & Whitney Canada
  • Benny Pang, Bombardier Aerospace
  • Mark Huising, Bombardier Aerospace
  • Rex Hygate / Claude Provençal, Esterline CMC Electronics


Ex officio members

  • Denis Godin, Networks of Centres of Excellence of Canada