Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

June 17, 2014 10:53 ET

Government of Canada Announces Reappointment to Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation

Jim Silye reappointed as vice-chair of the board of trustees

GATINEAU, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - June 17, 2014) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced the reappointment of Jim Silye as vice-chair of the board of trustees of the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation for a term of four years, effective June 18, 2014.

Quick Facts

  • Mr. Silye was first appointed as vice-chair of the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation's board of trustees on June 18, 2010.
  • Mr. Silye is an entrepreneur with over 40 years' experience in a variety of fields, including the oil and gas industry. He has founded numerous companies, including Eagle Rock Exploration Ltd. and Predator Exploration Ltd.
  • Mr. Silye is an active member of his community and has served on the boards of a number of organizations.
  • Mr. Silye holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Ottawa.
  • The Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation is responsible for preserving and protecting Canada's scientific and technological heritage and for promoting and sharing knowledge about that heritage. The Corporation includes the Canada Science and Technology Museum, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

Quotes

"It is with great pleasure that I announce that Mr. Silye has agreed to continue serving with distinction as vice-chair of the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation's board of trustees. His proven leadership, knowledge of the Corporation, and outstanding expertise in management will continue to be solid assets to the board and to the organization."

-The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

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