President of the Public Health Agency of Canada
President Iain Stewart's biography
On September 21, 2020, the Prime Minister announced the appointment of Mr. Iain Stewart as President of the Public Health Agency of Canada effective September 28, 2020.
From 2016 to 2020, he was President of the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada where he led the reimagining of the NRC with employees to encourage research excellence and collaboration, and to deliver innovative solutions to address Canada's economic, social and environmental challenges.
Prior to that role, he was Associate Secretary at the Treasury Board Secretariat. In addition, as Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy and other positions at Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), he worked on national science and research and economic policy. Mr. Stewart also supported industry and university research through funding programs at ISED and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, and as Assistant Vice-President of Research at Dalhousie University.
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