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April 01, 2010 12:15 ET

John McDougall Appointed President of the National Research Council of Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 1, 2010) - The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), today announced the appointment of Mr. John McDougall as President of the Council.

"I am pleased to welcome Mr. McDougall to the Council; his work has had a major impact on the evolution of public policy in business, trade, science and technology as well as innovation in both Canada and beyond," said Tony Clement.

"With his vast wealth of knowledge and professional experience Mr. McDougall will be an asset to the NRC's work in advancing research and development in Canada," said the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology).

"The NRC has an historic reputation of scientific excellence and I'm thrilled to accept this new position. I look forward to contributing to the growth and advancement of the Canadian science, technology and innovation sectors," said Mr. McDougall.

Mr. McDougall is Chair of Innoventures Canada and a Director of PFB Corporation. From 1997 to 2009, he served as CEO of the Alberta Research Council. From 1991 to 1997, Mr. McDougall served as the inaugural Chair in Management for Engineers in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Alberta. In addition, he founded and served as senior executive of the DALCOR companies from 1976 to 1998.

Mr. McDougall received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Alberta in 1967. He also completed a number of postgraduate courses in environmental engineering.

Recognized globally for research and innovation, Canada's National Research Council is a leader in the development of an innovative, knowledge-based economy for Canada through science and technology. NRC operates world-class research facilities as well as information, technology and innovation support networks across Canada.

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  • Office of the Honourable Tony Clement
    Minister of Industry
    Lynn Meahan - Press Secretary
    Industry Canada
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