Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada

Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada

December 06, 2010 11:21 ET

Gary Corbett Re-Elected President of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 6, 2010) -

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The Board of Directors of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) announces the re-election of Mr. Gary Corbett to the position of President and CEO of PIPSC. Mr. Corbett was first elected to the position in June 2009, and obtained a second mandate from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2013. All PIPSC members are eligible to vote either on-line or by mail.

A University of Cape Breton graduate with a diploma in Chemical Engineering Technology and a Bachelor of Science degree, as well as a Master's degree in Mining Engineering from McGill University, Gary Corbett brings over 30 years of experience in the public and private sectors to the role of President and CEO of PIPSC. As an employee of Natural Resources Canada, he worked as a scientist conducting operational research in the coal mining industry in Cape Breton. Relocating his family to Ottawa following the close of the Cape Breton coal industry in 1998, he focused his attention on policy development as it affects the role of public science in decision-making. He also extensively increased his activities within PIPSC.

His commitment to serving fellow members of PIPSC over two decades has been wide-ranging. He has served as a steward, Chairperson of the Cape Breton Branch, Chairperson of the Physical Sciences (PC) Group, Director and Chairperson of the National Capital Region, and for five years, as a full-time National Vice-President. He is also a member of the Ethics Practitioners Association of Canada.

Gary Corbett was instrumental in the development of the Institute's Scholarship Program. A strong advocate for the concerns of all members, particularly those who work in the fields of science and technology in the federal public service, he played a leading role in both the 2007 and 2010 International Science Policy Symposiums, which brought together leading scientists from the public, private, and academic sectors in support of public science policy issues such as the recruitment and retention of federal scientists, and the need for adequate and sustainable funding of science-based government departments and agencies.

Gary Corbett, his wife of 29 years, Huena, and their family reside in the National Capital Region.

The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada is a national union representing some 59,000 professionals and scientists across Canada's public sector.

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