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Iain Stewart

National Research Council
President
Iain Stewart was appointed President of the National Research Council (NRC) effective August 24, 2016.
Prior to that, Mr. Stewart served as Associate Secretary of the Treasury Board of Canada from July 2015
to August 2016, and Assistant Secretary of the International Affairs, Security and Justice Sector at the
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS) from June 2014 to July 2015.

In addition, he has held a number of different leadership functions at Industry Canada, including
Assistant Deputy Minister of the Strategic Policy Sector, Secretary to the Jenkins Panel  on Federal
Support to Research and Development, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister and Director General of the
Science and Innovation Sector, and Director of Consumer Industries in the Industry Sector. Since joining
the public service, Mr. Stewart has also worked at the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Transport
Canada and TBS, where he became Director of Infrastructure Policy after working as an analyst for
Fisheries and Oceans.

Outside of the public service, Mr. Stewart served as Assistant Vice-President, Research, at Dalhousie
University and was a member of the NRC Council.

Born, raised and educated in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Mr. Stewart holds a Master of Public Administration, a
graduate diploma in Marine Policy, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Dalhousie University.