The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), today announced the appointment of Mr. Vijay Kanwar to the Council.
"Mr. Kanwar is accomplished in his fields of medical, health-related and scientific research," said Minister Paradis. "His thoughtful approach to innovation and entrepreneurship will be important to the work of the Council."
Mr. Kanwar is the co-founder, President and Chief Financial Officer of KMH Cardiology and Diagnostic Centres Inc., President and Director of Lambardar Inc. and founder and President of Transamerica Medical Inc.
Mr. Kanwar serves on several boards of directors including Canada's National Ballet School, the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, the Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Team Up Foundation and Youth Empowerment Canada, to name a few.
In 2009, Mr. Kanwar was awarded the New Pioneers Entrepreneurship Award by the non-profit organization, Skills for Change. He was previously named the 2006 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Health Services in Ontario.