Organizational structure

 

The NRC is an agency of the Government of Canada, reporting to Parliament through the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry. It is governed by a council of appointees drawn from its client community.

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Senior leadership

Roger Scott-Douglas announced as Acting President of National Research Council of Canada.

Meet the people who lead the National Research Council.

Roger Scott-Douglas

Roger Scott-Douglas

President (acting)

Dan Wayner

Dan Wayner

Departmental Science Advisor and Chief Science Officer

Serge Bijimine

Serge Bijimine

Secretary General

Carolyn Watters

Carolyn Watters

Chief Digital Research Officer

Geneviève Tanguay

Geneviève Tanguay

VP Emerging Technologies

Michel Dumoulin

Michel Dumoulin

VP Engineering

Lakshmi Krishnan

Lakshmi Krishnan

VP Life Sciences (acting)

Ibrahim Yimer

Ibrahim Yimer

VP Transport and Manufacturing (acting)

David Lisk

David Lisk

VP Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)

Emily Harrison

Emily Harrison

VP Human Resources; Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Champion

Dale MacMillan

Dale MacMillan

VP Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer

François Cordeau

François Cordeau

VP Business Professional Services

Alexandra Dagger

Alexandra Dagger

DG, Audit and Evaluation

Overview of the senior leadership structure

Senior leadership on special assignments and projects

Maria Aubrey

Maria Aubrey

VP, Special Projects and,
Biomanufacturing Vaccine Facility Project

VP Aubrey is on assignment for 18 months to lead the project to certify and enhance our Human Health Therapeutics facility in Montreal for Good Manufacturing Practice production of vaccines and therapies. The facility will be used to develop and scale up processes to produce biological medicines.

Jean-François Houle

Jean-François Houle

Vice-President,
Pandemic Response Challenge Program

Jean-François Houle has been assigned to leading the Pandemic Response Challenge Program. The program brings together the best Canadian and international researchers to fast track research and development (R&D) aimed at specific COVID-19 gaps and challenges identified by Canada's health experts.

Roger Scott-Douglas

Roger Scott-Douglas

Secretary, Vaccine Task Force

Roger Scott‑Douglas remains Secretary to the COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force during his acting role as President of the NRC.

Di Jiang

Di Jiang

President's Science Advisor and Secretary to the President's Research Excellence Advisory Committee

Roman Szumski

Roman Szumski

Special Advisor to the President, Vaccine Access

VP Szumski is on a 12-month assignment with the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) to lead their efforts related to vaccine acquisition.

Divisions

Discover the teams behind the NRC's various divisions.

Digital Technologies

Emerging Technologies

  • Advanced Electronics and Photonics
    • Julie Lefebvre, Director General (acting)
  • Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics
    • Luc Simard, Director General
  • Metrology
    • Ralph Paroli, Director General (acting)
  • Nanotechnology
    • Guillermo Ordorica-Garcia, Director General
  • Security and Disruptive Technologies
    • Julie Lefebvre, Director General

Engineering

  • Construction
    • Trevor Nightingale, Director General
  • Energy, Mining and Environment
    • Susanna Laaksonen-Craig, Director General
  • Ocean, Coastal and River Engineering
    • David Murrin, Director General

Life Sciences

  • Aquatic and Crop Resource Development
    • Denise Leblanc, Director General
  • Human Health Therapeutics
    • Denis Bourbeau, Director General (acting)
  • Medical Devices
    • Robert Diraddo, Director General (acting)

Transportation and Manufacturing

Industrial Research Assistance Program

Secretary General

  • Policy, Strategy and Performance
    • Darryl Whitehead, Director General (acting)
  • International Innovation Office
  • Corporate Secretariat and Senior Ethics Officer
    • Erin Skrapek, Director

Business and Professional Services

  • Design and Fabrication Services
    • Pierre Mayette, Director General (acting)
  • Knowledge Information and Technology
    • Paul Wagner, Chief Information Officer and Director general
  • National Programs and Business Services

Corporate Services and Finance

  • Real Property Planning and Management
    • Frank Jefferies, Director General
  • Finance and Procurement Services
    • Johanne Diotte, Director General
  • Communications
  • Security
    • Tim Grubb, Executive Director
  • Health, Safety and Environment
  • Client Service Centre
    • André Boileau, Director

Biomanufacturing Vaccine Facility Project

  • Christine Jodoin, Director General

NRC Council

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 President and senior management. Members bring an independent perspective based upon knowledge and expertise in fields of importance to the NRC's mandate.

The President is the chief executive officer of the National Research Council (the body corporate) while the Chair is responsible for providing effective leadership to the NRC Council and for all matters pertaining to organization and functioning of the NRC Council meetings.

The President is appointed for a term of up to five years, while all other members are appointed for terms of up to three years.

Council members