Appointments to the National Research Council of Canada
October 6, 2022 – Ottawa, Ontario
The Federal government is committed to improving the lives of Canadians through ongoing collaboration with industry and academia in the areas of research and development; delivering innovative ideas and bringing new technologies to market.
Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry announced the renewal of council members for the National Research Council of Canada (NRC). This renewal includes the reappointment of Dr. Douglas Muzyka as Chair of the Council, and the appointment of three new members and six returning members. The perspectives and insights of the renewed Council will be important in guiding NRC's strategic directions.
The following new members have been appointed for 3-year terms:
- David Berthiaume – Executive Director at Kemitek (Thetford Mines, Quebec)
- Digvir S. Jayas, O.C. – Distinguished Professor at the University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, Manitoba)
- Ali Tehrani – Venture partner at Amplitude VC (Vancouver, British Columbia)
The following members were re-appointed for 3-year terms:
- Karen J. Bakker – Professor at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, British Columbia)
- Norma Beauchamp – Former President and Chief Executive Officer of Cystic Fibrosis Canada (Toronto, Ontario)
- Susan Blum – Associate Vice-President of Applied Research and Innovation at Saskatchewan Polytechnic (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan)
- Ray Hoemsen – President and Managing Director of Nexus Manitoba (Winnipeg, Manitoba)
- Steven A. Murphy – President of Ontario Tech University (Ajax, Ontario)
- Pierre Rivard – Executive Chairman of TUGLIQ Energy Co. (Toronto, Ontario)
“The National Research Council of Canada creates a better Canada and world through excellence in research and innovation. The experience and background of these distinguished members of Council will inform the NRC's strategic direction and guide its work to address critical issues that are important to Canadians and to help cement Canada's leadership on research and innovation across the globe.”
– The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry
The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is Canada's largest federal research and development organization.
The NRC partners with Canadian industry to take research impacts from the lab to the marketplace, where people can experience the benefits.
The NRC Council reviews the strategic directions, oversees the performance of the organization and provides a challenge function with respect to the work of the NRC's President and senior management.
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