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February 23, 2015
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Feb. 23, 2015, Ottawa – Paul Thomas Jenkins is the new chair of the National Research Council of Canada.

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Feb. 23, 2015, Ottawa – Paul Thomas Jenkins is the new chair of the National Research Council of Canada.

Jenkins is chairman of the board of OpenText
Corporation and has served as a member of its board since 1994, said Industry Canada in a news release. He is an executive fellow of the School of Public Policy at the University of
Calgary and a member of the board of directors of both the C.D. Howe
Institute and the Canadian Council of Chief Executives. He was
the chair of the six-member expert panel that conducted the Review of
Federal Support to Research and Development.

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Jenkins has pioneered many of the technologies
commonly used today to manage digital information to increase
productivity and governance.

 

"I would like to welcome Mr. Jenkins in his new role
as Chair of the National Research Council of Canada. His over 30 years
of experience in innovation and economic development in both the private
and public sectors in Canada will be of immense value to the Council," said James Moore, minister of industry, in the release.

 

"Mr. Jenkins' insight into research and development,
innovation and economic development will be a great asset to a
refocused, industry-driven NRC that supports innovative and competitive
Canadian businesses," said Ed Holder, minister of state for science and technology.