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Kelvin Ogilvie

The Honourable
Kelvin Kenneth Ogilvie
Ogilvie in 2012
Senator for Annapolis Valley-Hants, Nova Scotia
Assumed office
August 27, 2009
Appointed by Stephen Harper
Personal details
Born Summerville, Nova Scotia
Political party Conservative

Kelvin Kenneth Ogilvie is a


  • Kelvin Ogilvie – Parliament of Canada biography

External links

  1. ^ "Harper makes nine new Senate appointments". Toronto Star, August 27, 2009.
  2. ^ 'I'll fight for things I believe in': Senator Demers Ex-Canadiens coach appointed to Senate at the Wayback Machine (archived August 30, 2009). The Gazette. August 28, 2009
  3. ^ Profile : Kelvin Kenneth Ogilvie. Science.ca. Retrieved on April 21, 2014.
  4. ^ a b c Senators – Detailed Information. Parl.gc.ca (August 27, 2009). Retrieved on April 21, 2014.

References

Dr. Ogilvie was appointed to the Canadian Senate by Prime Minister Stephen Harper on August 27th, 2009. He is currently the Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology and the Chair of Research Canada’s Health Research Caucus.

  • In 2013 he received the Rx&D Health Research Foundation Medal of Honour for his outstanding contributions to health sciences and public health innovation.
  • Dr. Ogilvie was inducted into the Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame in Ottawa in November, 2011.
  • He was an inaugural inductee into the Nova Scotia Discovery Centre Science and Technology Hall of Fame in 2002.
  • In 1992 he received the Manning Principal Award as Canada’s outstanding contributor to innovation.
  • Admitted to the Order of Canada in 1991
  • He was named a Steacie Fellow in 1982

Senator Kelvin K. Ogilvie is a leading expert on biotechnology, bioorganic chemistry and genetic engineering. His scientific accomplishments include the development of the “Gene Machine”, an automated process for the manufacture of DNA. He is the inventor of Ganciclovir, a drug used worldwide to fight infections that occur when one’s immune system is weakened. Both of these achievements were recognized in 2000 as "Milestones of Canadian Chemistry in the 20th Century" by the Canadian Society of Chemistry.

Abbreviated biography

Ogilvie was named to the Order of Canada in 1991.[4]

Ogilvie served for three years as chair of Nova Scotia Premier’s Council for Innovation and is Senior Fellow for Postsecondary Education at the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies, a rightwing thinktank. He served on the board of Genome Canada and chaired the Advisory Board of National Research Council’s Institute of Marine Bioscience and the Advisory Board of the Atlantic Innovation Fund.[4]

His scientific achievements include the development of an automated process for the manufacture of RNA,[3] and the invention of the drug Ganciclovir.[4]

Before politics

Contents

  • Before politics 1
  • Abbreviated biography 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

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