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Kelvin Kenneth Oglivie

Assumed office 
August 27, 2009
Appointed by Stephen Harper

Born November 6, 1942 (1942-11-06) (age 67)
Political party Conservative

Kelvin Kenneth Ogilvie (born November 6, 1942) is a Canadian academic and politician. A former president of Acadia University in Wolfville, he was named to the Senate of Canada as a Conservative on August 27, 2009.[1] He is an award-winning international expert in biotechnology, bio-organic chemistry and genetic engineering.[2]

His scientific achievements include the development of an automated process for the manufacture of RNA,[3] and the invention of the drug Ganciclovir.[4]

Ogilvie served for three years as chair of Nova Scotia Premier’s Council for Innovation and is Senior Fellow for Postsecondary Education at the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies, a rightwing thinktank. He serves on the board of Genome Canada and chairs the Advisory Board of National Research Council’s Institute of Marine Bioscience and the Advisory Board of the Atlantic Innovation Fund.[4]

Ogilvie was named to the Order of Canada in 1991.[4]


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