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Canadian Science Policy Centre | Peter Nicholson

Peter Nicholson

November 4, 2014 - 4:05pm -- admin
Chair, Standing Selection Committee
Networks of Centres of Excellence

Peter Nicholson is semi-retired after a career in the public and private sectors during which he was: the inaugural Chief Executive Officer of the Council of Canadian Academies (2006-09), the Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy in the Office of the Prime Minister of Canada (2003-06); Special Advisor to the Secretary-general of the OECD (2002-03); Chief Strategy Officer of BCE Inc., Canada’s largest telecommunications company (1995-2002). His career has also included senior executive positions in banking and the fisheries industry, as well as in the federal public service where, in 1994-95, Dr. Nicholson was Clifford Clark Visiting Economist in Finance Canada. He holds a BSc and MSc in physics from Dalhousie University and a PhD in operations research from Stanford University. Dr. Nicholson is a Member of the Order of Canada, and has been awarded honorary degrees by Acadia University, Dalhousie University, McMaster University, Queen’s University and Universite du Quebec. He currently splits his time between Annapolis Royal, NS and Austin, Texas.

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