Biography: Emily Harrison

Emily Harrison

Vice-President, Human Resources;
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Champion
National Research Council Canada

Emily Harrison was appointed Vice-President of Human Resources in 2018 and is responsible for leading all aspects of the NRC Human Resources (HR) Branch's strategy and operations.

During her tenure at the NRC, Emily has held a number of leadership positions including Director of Planning, Development and Performance, Director of HR Operations and Director of Learning and Executive Services. Her recent accomplishments include establishing the 5-year Strategic HR Plan and leading the implementation of a new, cloud-based HR management system. Passionate about the real and potential impact of research and innovation, Emily is committed to creating a workplace where all NRC employees can be at their best.

Prior to joining the NRC, Emily worked in the private sector for high-tech and manufacturing organizations. She holds a Master of Industrial Relations from Queen's University and a Bachelor of Psychology from the University of Ottawa.