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Mona Nemer, Heart Researcher, Appointed Canada’s New Chief Scientist

By September 27, 2017No Comments

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has selected Ottawa heart researcher Mona Nemer to be the country’s top scientist.

Nemer leaves her position as the vice-president of research at the University of Ottawa after more than a decade to take on the title of Canada’s chief science adviser.

The appointment fulfils an election promise and ticks off one of Science Minister Kirsty Duncan’s mandated deliverables.

Nemer will head up a $2-million budget and report to Trudeau and Duncan as she provides scientific advice to government decision-makers, helps to keep government science accessible and public, and protects federal scientists from being muzzled.