Mitacs congratulates Dr. Mona Nemer as Canada’s Chief Science Advisor

Ottawa, ON — Mitacs, a national, not-for-profit research and training organization, welcomes the appointment of Dr. Mona Nemer as Canada’s Chief Science Advisor.

As the country’s new top scientist, Dr. Nemer will provide impartial scientific advice to the Government of Canada. She will help ensure that government science is accessible and the communication of science is transparent.

Mitacs has worked with Dr. Nemer in her role as Vice-President, Research, for the University of Ottawa. She has participated in committees advising Mitacs on priorities and programs, including the Canadian Science Policy Fellowship.


Alejandro Adem, CEO and Scientific Advisor, Mitacs

“We congratulate Dr. Nemer on her role as Canada’s Chief Science Advisor. We look forward to working with Dr. Nemer and supporting her efforts to promote science and its benefits for Canadians.”

Quick facts:

  • Mitacs is a national not-for-profit organization led by Canadian universities that has designed and delivered research and training programs in Canada for more than 17 years.
  • Working with 60 universities, thousands of companies, and both federal and provincial governments, Mitacs builds partnerships that support industrial and social innovation in Canada.





Photo: Dr. Nemer (right) at Mitacs’ 2016 policy forum, Talent for Innovation: Harnessing Canada’s Research Advantage.