Industry Canada

Industry Canada

September 13, 2005 11:00 ET

James P. Hatton and Barbara E. Stanley Appointed to National Research Council

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 13, 2005) - The Honourable David L. Emerson, Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for the National Research Council (NRC), today announced the appointments of James P. Hatton and Barbara E. Stanley to the NRC's Governing Council for three-year terms.

"These appointments strengthen the work of the National Research Council in many ways," said Minister Emerson. "James Hatton and Barbara Stanley have extensive experience working in the private and public sectors and will bring a wealth of knowledge to the research and development being performed at the NRC."

Mr. Hatton is a commercial solicitor with 20 years experience in helping companies maximize the value of their intellectual property assets, focusing on licensing and related transactions. He is also a lecturer and author on intellectual property issues. Mr. Hatton helped found the BIRC Corporation, incorporated by the province of British Columbia and Industry Canada to facilitate the development of a biotechnology cluster in British Columbia.

Mr. Hatton earned his Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of British Columbia. He is a partner at Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy and is responsible for the Technology Group.

Ms. Stanley is a corporate solicitor with over 25 years of experience in representing the private interests of citizens and the commercial and corporate interests of the business sector. She was engaged in private practice for 16 years at Stewart McKelvey Stirling Scales in Atlantic Canada before moving on to senior executive positions at Fundy Cable Ltd./Ltee. and the Canadian Cable Systems Alliance (CCSA). Ms. Stanley recently chaired the Marine and Ocean Industry Technology Roadmap Group for Industry Canada and the NRC. She serves on several Canadian corporate boards, and is the current chair of the NRC's Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) Advisory Board.

Ms. Stanley earned her Bachelor of Arts from McMaster University and her Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of New Brunswick. She is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Currently, she is President and Chief Executive Officer of BESCO Holdings 2002 Inc.

Recognized globally for research and innovation, Canada's National Research Council is a leader in the development of an innovative, knowledge-based economy for Canada through science and technology.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Honourable David L. Emerson
    Minister of Industry
    Christiane Fox
    (613) 995-9001
    National Research Council of Canada
    Pierre Naud
    Media Relations
    (613) 990-6091