About Clarke-Reavley Consultants
Clarke-Reavley Consultants was established in 2012 by
Thomas E. Clarke, M.Sc., M.B.A. and
Jean Reavley, B.Sc., B.L.S., M.B.A.
Clarke-Reavley Consultants (formerly operating as Stargate Consultants Limited) provides consulting services in the fields of R&D management, science policy, technology transfer and intellectual property management. To complement our consulting activities, we also design and present courses on R&D personnel management for scientists and engineers in industrial and government laboratories who wish to become more effective managers/supervisors.
Thomas E. Clarke, M.Sc., M.B.A.
Born in Vancouver, B.C., I attended the University of British Columbia where I obtained a Masters degree in Physics. After graduation in 1967, I joined the administrative staff of the Whiteshell Nuclear Research Establishment in Pinawa, Manitoba, and in 1968 became head of their Public Relations Office. I returned to U.B.C. in 1969 to take an M.B.A. degree specializing in the management of research and development personnel.
In 1970 I joined the Personnel Branch of the Defence Research Board in Ottawa, Ontario, where I conducted internal management studies on the evaluation of scientific and technical personnel.
In 1972, I became a Policy Advisor in the Ministry of State for Science and Technology providing advice and recommendations designed to improve the quality of management of science and technology in Canada.
I joined the Technology Branch of the Department of Industry, Trade and Commerce (now Industry Canada) in 1974 where I took charge of the Technological Innovation Studies Program which funded research studies and projects in the area of technological innovation and technical entrepreneurship, and its management. In 1979 I designed Canada's Industrial Innovation Centre Program which resulted in the establishment of the innovation centres at the University of Waterloo and at Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal.
In February of 1980, I left the Federal Government to establish my own consulting firm, Stargate Consultants Limited, to provide science policy and program advice, R&D management courses and technical information services. For the past 30+years, SCL has provided consulting services to many Canadian government science-based departments and agencies. In November of 2012 I sold SCL and established Clarke-Reavley Consultants to provide the same services as SCL.
I also design and present specialized R&D management courses to scientists and engineers in government and industry research laboratories. Our management workshops are the longest running R&D management workshops in Canada. Scientific personnel from every science-based Canadian government department and agency have attended, as well as personnel from U.S. government laboratories, and personnel from private companies in Canada, China and the U.S.A.
Jean Reavley, B.Sc., B.L.S., M.B.A.
After obtaining a B.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Edinburgh, I worked as a technical information officer at the British Petroleum Company Research Centre in England. I emigrated to Canada and joined the Whiteshell Nuclear Research Establishment in Manitoba, where I established and administered the technical library.
After obtaining a degree in Library Science at U.B.C. I moved to Ottawa, Ontario where I established and administered the technical library at Telesat Canada. I then joined Stargate Consultants Limited to provide technical information services to government and private sector clients in the Ottawa area.
I took a study break and went to Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, from which I graduated with an M.B.A. degree in 1987. I rejoined Stargate Consultants Limited and worked on a number of projects on science and technology policy and programs. I also worked under contract to the former Science Council of Canada.
In 1991, I moved west to Alberta and joined the Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment of the Department of National Defence where I was in charge of reports publication and technical information services.
In 1995, I moved further west to Vancouver Island and once again provide consulting and technical information services through Stargate Consultants Limited. In 2021, I moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia.