About ARIC Advisory Board

The Applied Research and Innovation Centre Advisory Board (ARICAB) considers, advises and reports to ARIC on significant developments, opportunities and initiatives in applied research and innovation. Collaborative and self-managed, ARICAB is responsible for guiding and contributing to the development of ARIC’s strategic plan.

ARICAB External Members

Bonnie Kuehl (Chair, ARICAB), CEO and Founder, Scientific Insights® Consulting Group Inc.
Bonnie heads Scientific Insights® that specializes in the strategic interpretation of scientific, medical, and clinical information and technology. Bonnie has a Ph.D. in cell and molecular biology from the University of Toronto and post-doctoral experience from The University of Dundee in Scotland and McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Bonnie is also on the Gala committee for Life Sciences Ontario.

Tibor Turi - Manager, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) (Ontario Regional Office)
Tibor's principal focus is the facilitation and support of industry-academic research partnerships throughout Ontario. Prior to joining NSERC, Tibor held various leadership roles in research and development, technical design, product engineering, and product market development in the materials and manufacturing industries. During 14 years of private sector experience, he traveled throughout North America and internationally to perform a variety of technical and strategic functions related to innovation, technology advancement and business development, and was an advocate of industry-academic collaboration.

Terri Pavelic, Publisher, Biotechnology Focus
Terri is co-founder of Promotive Communications Inc., a publishing firm specializing in B2B marketing and communications with over seven publishing titles serving; biotechnology, laboratory, defence, government and information technology. Since 1995, Promotive Communications Inc. has been offering expertise in building communities through print, online, events and custom publishing. Terri graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Science. Her aptitude for business led her to the field of publishing. As publisher, Terri has combined her understanding of science and marketing/communications experience to assist organizations in raising their profile and brand within their niche markets to keep in step with the new technologies that are shaping the way we communicate.

John Coll, Manager of Customer Services, Bombardier Aerospace
Located at Downsview, Toronto site, John is responsible for providing specialist engineering support to the extensive worldwide customer base of Bombardier Aerospace. In addition, he is responsible for university and college collaboration for their Customer Services and Support organization in Toronto. Prior to his present position, he was Manager of Technical Engineering for Bombardier Aerospace at the same location, responsible for the design and certification of the Q400 turboprop aircraft and the G5000 business jet. During 33 years at the Downsview facility, he has held various positions in the Engineering Department and has extensive experience in aircraft design, certification, manufacture and operation. John obtained a B.Sc. (Hons.) and a Ph.D. in Aeronautical Engineering from the Queen’s University, Belfast. He was awarded the Royal Aeronautical University Prize prior to becoming a post-graduate student at Queens.

Irene Sterian, Executive Director, Refined Manufacturing Acceleration Process (ReMAP) and Director Technology & Innovation Development, Celestica
ReMAP is a business-led network that was formed to help to drive innovation in Canada by supporting emerging technologies and associated manufacturing processes that accelerate new products to the global markets. She is also Director, Technology and Product Enablement at Celestica, where she leads a team that develops Celestica’s technology roadmap, and establishes relationships with industry groups and academia to support the roadmap. Since joining Celestica in 1994, Irene has held a number of progressively senior engineering leadership roles, which have focused on developing new processes to help address both industry-wide and customer-specific technology challenges. Prior to joining Celestica, Irene spent 13 years with IBM in a variety of engineering roles focused on areas such as flip chip assembly, flex assembly, and stacked packaging.