PERSONAL RESUME OF

THOMAS EDWARD CLARKE

1687 Centennary Drive 

Nanaimo, B.C.V9X 1A3

Tel: (250) 755-3066

E-mail: teclarke1@shaw.ca

http://www.tomeclarke.ca

 

 

Educational Qualifications

Degrees:

B.Sc. Honours Physics, University of British Columbia, 1964

M.Sc. Physics, U.B.C., 1967

M.B.A. Organizational Behaviour (R&D Management), U.B.C., 1971

Academic Awards:

B.C. Government Scholarships, 1960 - 61, and 1963

Society Memberships

Present Memberships:

None active at the moment

 

 

Professional Experience (Summary)

Employment History

From 2012 Mr. Clarke is semi-retired and now working through Clarke-Reavley Consultants

1980 - 2012

Science/Technological Innovation Management Consultant and Educator: Stargate Consultants Limited, Nanaimo, B.C. Responsible for policy/program studies in the areas of technological innovation or entrepreneurship, technology transfer, R&D management audits, and development and presentation of R&D management workshops to government and industry scientists and engineers. Clients include Industry Canada, National Research Council, Environment Canada, National Defence, Science Council of Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the Auditor General of Canada and the Governments of B.C. and Ontario, Dow AgroSciences, LLC (U.S.), the Industrial Research Institute (U.S.), the University of P.E.I., Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Canadian Biotechnology Advisory Committee, Canada Centre for Management Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Grand Carson Communication (Shanghai), and Innolabs Group (Shanghai).

1974 - 1980

Program Manager: Industry Canada, Ottawa. In charge of a university grant program that funded studies in the areas of technological innovation and technical entrepreneurship, or its management. Responsible for determining research topics, evaluating and selecting research proposals, monitoring the research teams, and evaluating the final reports, prior to publication and distribution.

Program Advisor, Industry Canada, designed Canada's Industrial Innovation Centre Program, that resulted in the establishment of innovation centres at Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal and at the University of Waterloo.

1973 - 1974

Personnel Officer; Ministry of State for Science and Technology, Ottawa. Responsible for the recruitment, interviewing and hiring of science policy advisors. Also responsible for writing the job descriptions for all of the science policy advisors in the Ministry.

Science Policy Advisor; Ministry of State for Science and Technology, Ottawa. Responsible for providing advice and recommendations designed to improve the quality of management of science and technology in Canada, monitoring the work of research consultants, and developing a network of contacts around the world in the innovation management area.

1970 - 1972

Scientific Personnel Staffing Officer; Defence Research Board of Canada, Ottawa. Conducted recruiting activities, and conducted internal R&D management studies. Responsible for the summer student recruitment program which involved conducting employment interviews at various universities across Canada and making recommendations on who to hire for specific positions. Also responsible for monitoring the employment of the students to ensure that they were suitably tasked.

1969 - 1971

Graduate Student; M.B.A. program, U.B.C., Vancouver, B.C.

1967 - 1969

Personnel Officer; Whiteshell Nuclear Research Establishment, Pinawa Manitoba. Assisted in the hiring and employment of research personnel.

Head of Public Relations; Whiteshell Nuclear Research Establishment, Pinawa, Manitoba. In charge of the site's public relations office which involved preparing public relations material on the peaceful uses of atomic energy, giving public presentations, and giving tours of the facility to visitors.

Products of Professional Activities

1. M.Sc. Thesis

"Optical Detection of Spin-Bath Relaxation of Eu2+Doped Calcium Fluoride Crystals, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., February, 1967

2. M.B.A. Graduate Paper

"The World of Research and Development Administration: A Look At Selected Topics", University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., July, 1970

3. Publications

"Intellectual Property Management Policies and Practices Used by Canada's Science-Based Departments and Agencies: Do They Support or Hinder Technology Transfer and S&T Collaboration?", Stargate website, http://www.stargate-consultants.ca, May, 2008

"Letter from Shanghai: Teaching Chinese R&D Managers", Research-Technology Management, Vol. 50, No. 1, January-February, 2007, pp. 4-5

"Notes from the Field: Canada's Track Record in Technology Transfer", Comparative Technology Transfer and Society, Vol. 2, No. 1, April, 2004, pp. 123-124

"Getting Technology from the Feds: Cakewalk or Quicksand?", VIATeC Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 1, November, 2002, p. 9

"Unique Features of an R&D Work Environment, and Research Scientists and Engineers", Knowledge, Technology & Policy, Vol. 15, No. 3, Fall, 2002, pp. 58-69

"Management and Leadership of Scientists: How Can We Improve?", Managing the Modern Laboratory, Vol. 6, No. 2, 2002, pp. 233-27

"Why Do We Still Not Apply What We Know About Managing R&D Personnel?", Research-Technology Management, Vol. 45, No. 2, March-April, 2002, pp. 9-11

"Impact of Canada's Patent System on the Growth of the Biotechnology Industry in Canada", Canadian Biotechnology Advisory Committee, January, 2001

"Why Canada Needs a Technology Transfer Act", Discussion Paper, Stargate Consultants Limited, January, 2000

"Danger - Management Fad Ahead", Research-Technology Management, Vol. 40, No. 1, January-February, 1997, p. 8

"Principles and Practices Adopted by Canadian Science-Based Government Departments and Agencies to Facilitate Technology Transfer to the Private Sector", Industry Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, November, 1996

"Review of R&D Management Literature Concerned with Technology Transfer Between Government Laboratories and Industry", Industry Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, August, 1996

"Science and Technology Management Bibliography - 1954 - 2006", 8th Edition, Nanaimo, B.C.: Stargate Consultants Limited, 2006

"Determination of the Status of the Federal Government Policy on Ownership of Intellectual Property Arising from R&D Contracts", Industry Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, October, 1995

"The Management of Scientific Personnel in Federal Research Establishments", Ch. 11, Vol. 6, Report of the Auditor General of Canada to the House of Commons, Ottawa, 1994, (coauthored with Suzanne Beaulieu-Gingras)

"Scientists and Engineers as R&D Managers", R&D Innovator, Vol. 2, No. 9, September, 1993, pp. 9-10

"Confronting Technological Ignorance: Lessons from the North", Research-Technology Management, Vol. 36, No. 3, May-June, 1993, pp. 8-9

"Problems Faced By R&D Managers in Canadian Federal Government Laboratories", R&D Management, Vol. 18, No. 1, January, 1988, pp. 33-44 (coauthored with Jean Reavley)

"Testing the Foundations: Report of a Study on The State and Organization of Basic Research in Ontario", Orpwood Associates and Stargate Consultants Limited, December, 1987, (coauthored with Graham Orpwood and Jean Reavley)

"Are Canadian Universities Educating Potential Entrepreneurs and Innovators for the 1980s?", presented at the 32nd World Conference, International Council for Small Business, Vancouver, B.C., June, 1987

"Educating Technological Innovators and Technical Entrepreneurs at Canadian Universities", Discussion Paper, Science Council of Canada, May, 1987 (coauthored with Jean Reavley)

"Continuing Education for Scientists", Canadian Research, February, 1985, pp. 18, 20, 32

"Industrial Innovation Centres" Are They For You?", The Business Graduate, Vol. 12, Spring, 1982, pp. 8-9

"R&D Budgeting - The Canadian Experience", Research Management, Vol. 24, No. 3, May, 1981, pp. 32-37

"Managing Your Technology Based Company", in The Technical Entrepreneur, Ch. 11, Waterloo, Ontario: Sandford Educational Press, 1979, pp. 239-248

"Decision-Making in Technologically Based Organizations: A Literature Review of Present Practice", IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Vol. EM-21, No. 1, February, 1974, pp. 9-23. Also published as Report #3, Ministry of State for Science and Technology, January, 1974

"Research Scientists: Prima Donnas or Dedicated Professionals", Canadian Research and Development, Vol. 4, July/August, 1971, pp. 38 & 21

4. Internal Reports/Course Materials

Advisor to the team auditing Canadian government departments and agencies in their management of their intellectual property, Spring Report, Chapter 2, "Intellectual Property", Auditor General of Canada, Ottawa, May 12, 2009

"Intellectual Property Management Policies and Practices Used by Canadian Science-Based Departments and Agencies: Do They Suppor or Hinder Technology Transfer and S&T Collaborations", report prepared for the IP Working Group of Industry Canada, Ottawa, ON: May, 2008

"Development of a R&D Management Self-Assessment Tool", National Research Council, in partnership with Hickling, Arthurs, Low, Ottawa, June, 2005

"Practices Employed by Science-based Organizations to Determine the Salary, Compensation and Promotion, and Career Paths of Research Scientists: a Literature Review", Environment Canada, February, 2003

"Study of the Economic and Quality of LIfe Impacts of Research and Other Projects Conducted by the Mineral Technology Branch (MTB) of CANMET", Natural Resources Canada, July, 2002

"Organizational Structures and Practices Used in the Management of Intellectual Property in Science-Based Organizations with Geographically Separated Research Centres", Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the National Research Council, Ottawa, June, 2001

"Support and Encouragement of Technology Transfer in Publicly Funded R&D Institutions in Selected Countries", Federal Partners in Technology Transfer, Ottawa, March, 2001

Preparation and delivery of a prototype workshop, and associated materials, dealing with "Ownership of IP Resulting from Government Procurement Contracts" and Environment Canada's proposed "IP Awards Policy", Environment Canada, Ottawa, February, 2001

"Expanding the Technology Transfer Activities of the Health Protection Branch of Health Canada for Public Health Advantage: Can It Be Done?", Health Protection Branch, Health Canada, Ottawa, ON, June, 1999

"Marketing Products and Services of Science Branch Maritimes Region of Fisheries and Oceans Canada: Identification of Opportunities and Barriers", Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Moncton, New Brunswick, July, 1998 (Co-authored with Jean Reavley)

Preparation of workshop material for "Transferring Intellectual Property From Government Laboratories to Industry: Changing the Organizational Culture", Stargate Consultants, Ottawa, ON, December, 1997

"Review of Business Development Activities in Government and Private Sector Research Institutes in the UK and Holland", R&D Branch, Department of National Defence, Ottawa, ON, September, 1997

"Preparation of Draft Intellectual Property Policy for the R&D Branch", Department of National Defence, Ottawa, ON, March, 1997

"Organizational Climate, Productivity and Creativity", National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, ON, November, 1996

"Distribution of Royalty or License Fees Arising from the Licensing of D.N.D. Developed Intellectual Property", Chief Research and Development, Department of National Defence, Ottawa, ON, July, 1996

"Review of the Opportunity Match Service on Trans-Forum", Industry Canada, Ottawa, ON, March, 1996 (coauthored with Jean Reavley)

"Review of Award Plan for Inventors and Innovators", Environment Canada, ON, Ontario, December, 1995

"Unleashing Canada's Technological Tiger, or Convincing the Horse to Drink", Background Paper, Science Council of Canada, Ottawa, ON, February, 1992

"Review of the Status and Availability in Canadian Colleges and Universities of Courses or Programs Dealing with the Commercialization and Adoption of Science and Technology", (coauthored with Jean Reavley), Report prepared for the Prosperity Secretariat, Ottawa, ON, June, 1992

"Review of R&D Management Practices in Selected Laboratories in Canada and Abroad", Report, Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa, ON, April, 1991

"Assessment of the Design Centre of the Canada Plan Service", Report, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, ON, March, 1991

"Reasons for and the Impact of the Recent Decline in Enrolment in the Technology Programs of the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology in Ontario", Ministry of Colleges and Universities, Toronto, ON, May, 1989, (Released May, 1990), (coauthored with Jean Reavley)

"The Evaluation of R&D Programs and Personnel: A Literature Review", Stargate Consultants Limited, Nanaimo, B.C., December, 1986

"Overview of the Operations of Forintek, PPRIC and FERIC", Report, Ministry of State for Science and Technology, Ottawa, ON, October, 1985

"A Review of the Feasibility of Establishing Regional Centres of Research Specialization in the Atlantic Fisheries Zone", Report, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Ottawa, ON, 1985

5. Presentations

Workshop Presentations:

"Effectively Managing Human Resources in R&D", to post-doctoral fellowship students in the MITAC's Inc. Elevate Program, Vancouver, B.C., September, 2014

"Managing and Leading Engineers and Scientists", to engineering and scientific staff of the B.C. Geological Survey, the Geological Survey of Canada (Sidney), and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Victoria, B.C., October, 2009

"R&D Master Class: Phase One - Supervisory Skills and Phase Two - Advanced Skills" to engineers and scientists employed by 16 different local and international science-based companies in China, Shanghai, PRC, September, 2009

"Effective Management and Leadership of Engineers and Scientists", to scientific and engineering staff of the Alberta Geological Survey and the Canadian Forest Service, Edmonton, Alberta, January, 2009

"Managing and Leading Research Scientists and Engineers", to scientific staff of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Geological Survey of Canada, and from several high technology companies, Dartmouth, NS, November, 2007

"Managing and Leading the R&D Team", presentation to scientific staff from 15 Chinese high technology companies, Shanghai, China, June, 2007 and May, 2008

"Managing and Leading Scientific Teams", to scientific staff of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, the National Research Council and Evironment Canada, Dartmouth, NS, February 2007

"Managing in an R&D Environment - Phase I and II, presentation to managerial and scientific staff from 17 Chinese high technology companies, Shanghai, China, June, 2006

"Managing and Leading an R&D Team", to scientific staff of the Geological Survey of Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Calgary, March, 2006

"Managing in an R&D Environment - Phase I", two presentations to numerous staff from 30 Chinese companies, Shanghai, China, December, 2005

"Managing for Creativity and Innovation", to scientific staff of Dow AgroSciences, LLC, Indianapolis, IN, July, 2004 and April, 2005

"Managing in an R&D Environment", to scientific staff of Natural Resources Canada, Environment Canada, N.R.C. and the Dept. of National Defence, Ottawa, November, 2003 and January, 2004

"Leading and Managing R&D Teams", to scientific staff of the National Research Council and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Saskatoon, March 2003

"Effective Management and Leadership of R&D Personnel", to scientific staff of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Geological Survey of Canada, Environment Canada and the Canadian Forest Service, Victoria, November 2002, and Nanaimo, March, 2003

"Managing and Leading in an R&D Environment", to scientific staff of Environment Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Defence R&D Canada, and the N.R.C., Ottawa, January, 2003

"Transferring Intellectual Property from Government Laboratories to Industry", to a mixed group from the N.R.C., G.S.C., A.C.O.A., NuTech, A.A.F.C. and the C.C.R.A., Halifax, May, 2001

"Motivation and Leadership of Technical and Scientific Staff" workshop to staff at the Alberta Geological Survey, Edmonton, March, 2000

"Effective Management of Technical and Scientific Staff", in Calgary, Alberta to personnel of the Geological Survey of Canada, the Alberta Geological Survey and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, January, 2000.

" Effective Motivation and Leadership of Technical and Scientific Staff" to personnel in Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the National Research Council, Penticton, B.C., March, 1999 and in Victoria, to Canadian Forest Service, October, 1999

"Management of Research and Development in Canadian Government Laboratories", to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and National Research Council, Saskatoon, October, 1998

In-house Workshops on "Transferring Intellectual Property From Government Laboratories to Industry: Changing the Organizational Culture" to:

Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Ottawa, ON, March 4-5, 1999

Biological Research Institute, N.R.C., Montréal, Québec, June 2-3, 1998

Environment Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Multiple presentations throughout 1998/99

Canada Centre for Remote Sensing, Ottawa, Ontario, December, 1997

 

Guest Speaker

Guest Speaker to scientific staff of the Institute for Fuel Cell Innovation, N.R.C. "Management and Leadership of Research Scientists and Engineers: Why Are We Mismanaging a Strategic Human Resource", in Vancouver, B.C., September 17, 2007

Guest Speaker to a visiting group of science managers from the Taiyuan National High Tech Park in Shanxi Province, PRC, Victoria, B.C., August 15, 2007

Guest Speaker to members of the InnoClub, "Management and Leadership of Research Scientists and Engineers: Why Are We Mismanaging a Strategic Human Resource", Renaissance Hotel, Shanghai, China, June 13, 2007

Guest Speaker at a meeting of the Vancouver Island Advanced Technology Centre, "Getting Technology from the Feds: Cakewalk or Quicksand?", Victoria, September 25th, 2002

Guest Speaker at a meeting of the Federal Partners in Technology Transfer, "Public Sector Technology Transfer Outside Canada and Suggestions for Improvement to Technology Transfer/IP Management from Canadian Researchers", Ottawa, September 17, 2002

Guest Speaker to the 22nd Annual Conference of the Analytical Laboratory Managers Association, "Motivation and Leadership of Scientists", League City, Texas, November 1, 2001

Guest Speaker, Ottawa-Carleton Economic Development Corporation Seminar on Intellectual Property, Ottawa, Ontario, October, 1995

Guest Speaker, Queen's University Conference on Industry and Resources (CIRQUE'88), Kingston, Ontario, January, 1988

Lecturer, York University's Faculty of Administrative Studies, Course on the "Management of Creativity and Technological Innovation", Summer, 1980

Guest Speaker, National Science Foundation's Conference on Innovation Centers, Santa Cruz, California, December, 1978

6. Other

Editor, The Stargate Network Newsletter, Stargate Consultants Ltd, February, 2000

Member of Federal Partners in Technology Transfer selection committee for the first annual awards to public servant inventors involved in technology transfer to industry, May, 1998

Preparation of annual index page for the journal Research-Technology Management, 1994 - 1998

Past Member, Editorial Board of the Journal, "Technovation", published by Elsevier Scientific Publishing Company, The Netherlands

Proposal Reviewer for the National Science Foundation, Washington, DC

Publications Reviewer for Research Policy and the IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, U.S.A.

Guest lecturer at several universities including New York State University, the University of Ottawa, Carleton University, and the University of British Columbia.