Biography: Iain Stewart

Iain Stewart

NRC President

In 2016, Iain Stewart became the twelfth President of the National Research Council of Canada. He was reappointed for a five-year term in 2018.

Mr. Stewart's most recent career highlights include his role as Associate Secretary at the Treasury Board Secretariat.

As Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy and other positions, he worked on national science and research policy at Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, or ISED.

Previously, Mr. Stewart 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.

Mr. Stewart is a member of the Canada Research Coordinating Committee, the Royal Society of Canada Council, and is chair of the Heads of Federal Agencies.

President's mandate letter

View the mandate letter to Mr. Iain Stewart.

Previous mandate letters

ARCHIVED - Mandate letter to Mr. Iain Stewart (October 18, 2016).