Office of the Registrar
General Information (2012/2013)
11.3 C-CORE

  • Board of Directors
  • Oake, D., (Chair), President, Invenio Consulting Inc.
  • MacLeod, M., (Vice-Chair), Vice-President, Atlantic Canada, Chevron Canada Ltd.
  • Alcock, D., President, Dispute Resolutions
  • Burke, G., East Coast Commercial & Business Development Manager, Suncor Energy Inc.
  • Bursey, T., Executive Director, Corporate Services, Council of Canadian Academies
  • Eidsnes, J., Engineering Director, Norway, Subsea 7 Forus
  • Gosine, Dr. R., Associate Vice-President (Research), Collaborations and Partnerships, Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Keating, J., Vice-President, Oil & Gas, Nalcor Energy
  • McClosky, P., Vice-President, Atlantic Region, Husky Energy
  • McDonald, P., Executive Vice-President & CFO, Stratos Global Corporation
  • Quaicoe, Dr. J., Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Randell, Dr. C., President & CEO, C-CORE
  • Sacuta, P., Operations Manager, Exxon Mobil Canada East
  • Wilson, S., Director, Commercial Affiliated Pipelines, TransCanada Pipelines VP, Commercial Operations, TC Pipelines LP GM, TransQuebec and Maritime Pipelines Inc.
  • Officers of the Corporation
  • Randell, C.J., B.Eng. Lakehead, M.A.Sc., Ph.D. Victoria, P.Eng.; President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Kennedy, S.C., B.Comm., C.M.A. Memorial, Vice-President, Corporate Services
  • Phillips, R., B.Sc. Bristol, M.Phil., Ph.D. Cambridge, P.Eng.; Cross appointment with Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Power, D., M.Eng., P.Eng; Vice-President, Remote Sensing
  • Healey, R., Corporate Secretary
  • Management Team
  • Adlakha, P., B.Sc.Eng. Nova Scotia Technical College, P.Eng.
  • Brown, M., M.Sc. Eng. University of Alberta, P.Eng.
  • Kennedy, S., B.Comm. Memorial, CMA
  • Murrin, D., Ph.D. Eng. Memorial, P.Eng.
  • Power, D., B.Eng., M.Eng. Memorial, P.Eng.

C-CORE is a separately incorporated research and development corporation of Memorial University of Newfoundland that creates value in the private and public sectors by undertaking applied research and development, generating knowledge, developing technology solutions and driving innovation.

Established in 1975 as the Centre for Cold Ocean Resource Engineering to address challenges facing oil & gas development offshore Newfoundland & Labrador and other ice-prone regions, C-CORE is now a multi-disciplinary R&D organization with world-leading capability in:

  1. Remote Sensing

  2. Ice Engineering

  3. Geotechnical Engineering

With unparalleled harsh environment expertise, C-CORE is active on every continent, providing research-based advisory services and technology solutions to national and international clients in the natural resource, energy, security and transportation sectors.

As a not-for-profit entity, C-CORE has the ability to focus on long-term value by re-investing revenues from contract projects into new research, equipment and competence development, continuously growing capacity and capability. Throughout the past generation, C-CORE has supported over 1000 undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral students on their path to become the highly qualified personnel needed to drive global innovation, and has served as an incubator for 18 new technology companies.

Headquartered in St John's, NL, with offices in Ottawa, ON; Halifax, NS and Calgary, AB, C-CORE maintains a close collaborative relationship with Memorial University of Newfoundland, sharing and augmenting its extensive facilities, diverse academic expertise and $100 million research portfolio.

From a staff of more than 80 scientists, engineers and other professionals, project teams are assembled based on client need, drawing on internal expertise across disciplines, as well as national/international academic, institutional and corporate partnerships, in order to support increasingly safe and sustainable operations in challenging environments around the globe.

C-CORE's in-house facilities include mechanical, electrical and soils laboratories; high-security high-capacity computing facilities; and a 5.5m-radius, 200G payload capacity Actidyn centrifuge (the largest in Canada and the only one in North America designed to model cold region phenomena), with adjoining model preparation laboratory and earthquake simulator; mechanical, electrical and soils laboratories. C-CORE also holds an NSERC Major Facilities Access (MFA) to support Canadian academic research.

C-CORE hosts two major research centres:

  1. CARD (Centre for Arctic Resource Development) is a centre for medium to long term research and development aimed at advancing safe, responsible and cost-effective development of hydrocarbon resources in Arctic and other ice-prone regions.

  2. LOOKNorth (Leading Operational Observations and Knowledge for the North) is a federally designated Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR) dedicated to validating and commercializing monitoring technologies that support safe and sustainable development of Northern natural resources.