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Iain Stewart

Iain Stewart

National Research Council Canada (NRC)

In August 2016, Iain Stewart was appointed the 12th President of the National Research Council of Canada. His current term extends to September 2025.

In September 2020, Mr. Stewart took a one-year leave of absence to become President of the Public Health Agency of Canada. He returned to the NRC in October 2021, after the successful implementation of Canada’s national COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

Prior to joining the NRC, Mr. Stewart was Associate Secretary of the Treasury Board Secretariat, and Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy, at the Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED). At ISED, the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, and as Assistant Vice‑President of Research at Dalhousie University, Mr. Stewart has held a range of executive positions focused on supporting business innovation and university research.