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Governance

To ensure optimal representation, GARDN’s governance is supplied by members from all walks of life. Therefore, GARDN includes original equipment manufacturers, mid-sized companies, SMEs, universities, research centres, colleges, research networks, airlines and experts on its Board of Directors and committees.

Check out the projects selected through our governance.

 Board of Directors

Mandate

GARDN’s current Board of Directors reflects the interests and concerns of its public, private and academic stakeholders.

 

Members

  • Jim Quick (President), Aerospace Industries Association of Canada
  • Denis Faubert (Treasurer), CARIC, CRIAQ
  • Dominique Collin, X-NOISE 
  • Rex Hygate, Esterline CMC Electronics
  • Ibrahim Yimer, National Research Council 
  • Myrka Manzo, Air Canada
  • Hayley Ozem, Pratt & Whitney Canada
  • Stephen Colavincenzo, Bombardier Aerospace
  • Jonathan Hack, Bombardier Aerospace
  • David W. Zingg, University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies
  • Richard Legault, The Institute of Trust in Organizations 
  • John Jastermski, MDS Aero
  • Sylvain Larochelle, Pratt & Whitney
  • Dave T. O’Connor, Magellan Aerospace
  • Anoush Poursatip, University of British Columbia
  • Michel Dion, Bell Helicopter Textron Canada

Observer

  • Katie Durling, Innovation Science and Economic Development Canada
  • Farzan Jamarani,  Innovation Science and Economic Development Canada

Ex officio members

  • Denis Godin, Networks of Centres of Excellence of Canada

 Executive Committee

Mandate

Composed of members from the private and public sectors, academia, and independent members, the Executive Committee provides oversight of key strategic activities; reviews on a bi-annual basis, GARDN’s performance, role, functioning and mandate; prepares Board decisions with respect to high risk areas; ensures the orderly flow of Board business; and plays a key role in succession planning.

Members

  • Denis Faubert, CRIAQ-CARIC
  • Ibrahim Yimer, National Research Council
  • Jonathan Hack, Bombardier Aéronautique
  • David W. Zingg, University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies
  • Richard Legault, The Institute of Trust in Organizations 
  • Michel Dion, Bell Helicopter Textron Canada
  • Sylvain Larochelle, Pratt & Whitney Canada
  • Dave T. O’Connor, Magellan Aerospace

Ex-officio members

  • Denis Godin, NCE-RCE

     Scientific Committee

    Mandate

    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.

     

    Members

    • 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

         Nomination Committee

        Mandate

        The Nomination Committee’s role is to propose candidates for vacant positions on the Board of Directors.

        Members

        • Stephen Colavincenzo, Bombardier Aerospace
        • Ibrahim Yimer, National Research Council
        • Rex Hygate, Esterline CMC Electronics
        • David W. Zingg, University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS)

        Ex-officio members

        • Denis Godin, NCE-RCE

               Finance and Audit Committee

              Mandate

              The Finance and Audit Committee review and inform the Board on all matters regarding the executing of contracts according to terms and conditions identified in GARDN’s bylaws and articles. The Committee ensures the corporation operations such as budgets, financial reporting to the board, procurement, cost controls and assessment management.

               

              Members

              • Richard Legault (President), Institut de la confiance dans les organisations
              • Michel Dion, Bell Helicopter Textron Canada
              • Dave T. O’Connor, Magellan Aerospace

              Ex officio members

              • Denis Godin, Networks of Centres of Excellence of Canada
              • Jim Quick, Aerospace Industries Association of Canada

              Invitees

              • Joëlle Monné, Executive and Finance Assistant, GARDN

                       Integration Committee

                      Mandate

                      Composed of the Scientific Directors, the Integration Committee implements the network research strategy and integrates related proposed projects and provides guidance to SMEs to become effective industry partners.

                       

                      Members

                      • Hayley Ozem (President), Pratt & Whitney Canada
                      • Michel Dion, Bell Helicopter Textron Canada
                      • Stephen Colavincenzo, Bombardier Aerospace
                      • Rex Hygate / Claude Provençal, Esterline CMC Electronics

                      Ex officio member

                      • Denis Godin, Networks of Centres of Excellence of Canada