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Janet King, President - Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor)

Janet King

Dr. Janet King has been leading the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency as its President since 2 July 2014.

Prior to her appointment to CanNor, she held the positions of Assistant Deputy Minister of the Northern Affairs Organization at Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada where she led the work on the establishment of the High Arctic Research Station, and the devolution of northern governance, among other northern files; and Assistant Deputy Minister of Policy and Strategic Direction at Western Economic Diversification Canada. Since joining the federal public service in 1995, Janet has worked at Natural Resources Canada as a research scientist, in senior management roles in the Health Products and Food Branch, Health Canada, and in several sector development branches (Life Sciences, Service Industries and Consumer Products with the Industry Sector) at Industry Canada.

Janet was appointed to the Board of Directors of Polar Knowledge Canada in June 2015.

Janet has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto, and a Masters of Science degree and PhD from Queen's University, all in the field of Geology.

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