As most of you know, Pierre Fobert has been acting as Director of Research and Development for NRC's Aquatic and Crop Resources Development portfolio since February of this year. His assignment was recently extended for an extra three months (Nov 1) until a continuing Research Director is in place.
To assist with the management of the EFRT project, Michele Loewen will act as Project Lead, effective August 6 and until Pierre can return to the project on a full-time basis. He will continue to be responsible for his EFRT research activities.
I would like to thank Michele for kindly agreeing to undertake this responsibility.