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 a number of federal Deputy Minister committees and the Canada Research Coordinating Committee.