Darryl Danyluk, P.Eng.
APEGGA representative on AHFSER Board.
APEGGA Has Strong Presence On Board Of Science & Engineering Research
APEGGA is well represented among the 12-member founding board members
of the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Science and Engineering Research
Alberta Minister of Innovation and Science Lorne Taylor announced the
appointments of the individuals who will help establish the organization
that will oversee and manage the $500-million endowment fund created by
the Alberta government earlier this year.
The board will be chaired by Alvin Libin, of Calgary, who served as the
chairman of the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR)
until earlier this year.
"Since the model for the science and engineering fund is based on
the highly successful medical research fund, I believe Al is the natural
choice to help establish the new fund and ensure it is equally successful,"
said Dr. Taylor.
The AHFSER board includes six individuals nominated by and respectively
representing Alberta's three research universities, the Council of Board
Chairs of the Public Colleges and Technical Institutes of Alberta, APEGGA,
and the Alberta Institute of Agrologists. Six other members of the board,
including the chair, are members of the public appointed by the government.
A number of highly qualified individuals expressed an interest in serving
on the AHFSER board, said Dr. Taylor. A private recruitment firm was used
to help find and select the right mix of business leaders and people with
science backgrounds to provide leadership for the organization, as well
as for the research community.
The members appointed to the AHFSER Board for three-year terms include:
Alvin Libin Calgary, chair; Eric Newell, P.Eng., Fort McMurray, University
of Alberta representative; Ted Newall, Calgary University of Calgary representative
(Mr. Newall holds honorary APEGGA membership); Jim Horsman, Medicine Hat,
University of Lethbridge representative; John Moldon, P.Eng., PhD, Red
Cliff, Council of Board Chairs of the Public Colleges and Technical Institutes
of Alberta representative; Darryl Danyluk, P.Eng., Calgary, APEGGA representative;
Bernie Kotelko, P.Ag., Vegreville, Alberta Institute of Agrologists representative.
Mr. Danyluk is immediate Past President of APEGGA.
Members appointed for four-year terms include: Ron Triffo, P, Eng., Edmonton;
Scobey Hartley, Calgary; Marvin Moore, Debolt; Elizabeth Cannon, P.Eng.,
PhD., Calgary. Mr. Triffo, who is chairman of Stantec, recently was elected
to APEGGA Council, while Dr. Cannon, a member of the University of Calgary
Engineering Faculty, completed a three-year term on APEGGA Council in
April. Appointed to the AHFSER Board for a two-year term is Janice Rennie,
The board's initial responsibilities will include establishing the criteria
for AHFSER research grants, and hiring a president and staff to manage
the new organization. The board will also establish an advisory committee
of experts to review grants and make recommendations for investments of
The legislation establishing the foundation and endowment fund was introduced
as the flagship bill of the spring session of the Alberta legislature,
and was passed into law at the end of March.
Biographical information on all of the board members can be found at