Industry Canada

Industry Canada

June 26, 2008 12:20 ET

Elaine C. Phenix Appointed to the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 26, 2008) - The Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), today announced the appointment of Elaine C. Phenix to the Council.

"Ms. Phenix brings a wealth of experience in the field of securities, Canadian capital markets and financial planning," said Minister Prentice. "The diversity of her background and her experience will be a great asset to the Council. I welcome Ms. Phenix to NSERC."

Since 1999, Ms. Phenix has served as President of Phenix Capital Inc., which provides advisory services in financial planning for small and medium-sized companies. She was previously Executive Vice-President of the Montreal Exchange and from 1979 to 1994 served as Senior Vice-President and Director with Levesque Beaubien Geoffrion, providing leadership in the marketing and distribution of new public issues.

Ms. Phenix holds a BA (Registered Securities Representative), earned a BA with Honours from College Jean-de-Brebeuf, and is a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute. She serves on various boards as member or chair of numerous audit, governance and compensation committees.

NSERC is a federal agency whose vision is to help make Canada a country of discoverers and innovators to the benefit of all Canadians. The agency supports some 25 000 university students and post-doctoral fellows in their advanced studies. NSERC promotes discovery by funding more than 11 000 university professors every year and fosters innovation by encouraging more than 1400 Canadian companies to participate and invest in university research projects.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Honourable Jim Prentice
    Minister of Industry
    Deirdra McCracken - Press Secretary
    613-995-9001
    or
    Industry Canada
    Media Relations
    613-943-2502