Mona Nemer named Canada’s top scientist
After serving as a catalyst for discovery at the University of Ottawa as vice-president, research, Dr. Mona Nemer will now play a key role for all of the country’s scientists.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced Nemer’s appointment as Canada’s chief science adviser. In a press release issued Tuesday, the prime minister said that “Dr. Nemer brings a wealth of expertise to the role. Her advice will be invaluable and inform decisions made at the highest levels. I look forward to working with her to promote a culture of scientific excellence in Canada.”
Dr. Nemer remains a full professor at the Faculty of Medicine with the Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology.
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