Professor Michael Roney of the University of Victoria has been chosen to be the Director of the Institute of Particle Physics (IPP).
The IPP Director coordinates academic particle physics in Canada, is Chair of the IPP Council and responsible for directing IPP activities, and provides leadership and support in developing the particle physics programme in Canada. The Director manages the IPP Research Scientist programme, which provides university-based collaborations across Canada with full-time faculty-level researchers enabling Canadian academics to have a significant impact in large international particle physics projects. The IPP Director is also the main point of contact between IPP and other organizations such as NSERC, TRIUMF, CFI, CAP and ICFA. Dr. Roney was selected by the IPP board, and unanimously ratified by the IPP membership.