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Paul Johnston

Mr. Paul Johnston is President and CEO of Precarn Incorporated. He is also President of the Canadian Federation for Robotics, and Secretary Treasurer to the Gordon M. MacNabb Scholarship Foundation. He has been involved in the management of research for over a decade and brings a wealth of experience in administering research and development programs. In his current position, he is responsible for the management of the PRECARN industry-based research program and the university-based Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Systems, one of the fourteen federal Networks of Centres of Excellence that brings communities supported by the three granting agencies to work together. Prior to joining PRECARN in 1990, Mr. Johnston was the Director of Planning and Coordination with the Canadian Space Agency.

Mr. Johnston contributes a balance reflected by his long experience in the management of multidisciplinary research, his training and education in Aerospace engineering (BASc, University of Toronto) and law (Called to the Bar in Ontario in 1985). Mr. Johnston also holds a Bachelor of Education and previously taught Mathematics and Science at the Secondary School level.