New members will support the mandate of the Canada Science and Technology Museum
GATINEAU, QC, Nov. 1, 2017 /CNW/ - The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, today announced the appointment of three new part-time members to the Board of Trustees of the Canada Science and Technology Museum.
Radosveta Ilieva (Quebec), three-year term effective immediately
Ms. Ilieva is an experienced leader who has implemented governance and internal control mechanisms in many companies and industries. A professional accountant specializing in information technology, she currently works for Loto-Québec as a strategic advisor in the areas of risk management, standards and internal audit. Ms. Ilieva is a graduate of HEC Montréal.
Andréanne Leduc (Quebec), four-year term effective immediately
A co-founder of the Comité de consultation en gestion de Polytechnique at the Polytechnique Montréal, Ms. Leduc is currently completing her MBA at Harvard University in the United States. She has worked for various consulting firms, including the Boston Consulting Group and McKinsey & Company. During her studies in industrial engineering (BEng and MEng) at the Polytechnique Montréal, she developed a keen interest in operational strategy.
Marianne D. Sadar (British Columbia), four-year term effective immediately
Dr. Sadar has over 20 years of experience in developing treatments for prostate cancer. She is a professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of British Columbia, a Distinguished Scientist at the BC Cancer Agency's Genome Sciences Centre, and a co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of ESSA Pharma Inc., a biotechnology company.
These appointments were made through the Government of Canada's open, transparent and merit-based selection process.
The Canada Science and Technology Museum is one of the three museums comprising the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation, which is responsible for preserving and protecting Canada's scientific and technological heritage and promoting and sharing knowledge about it. The three Museums—the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and the Canada Science and Technology Museum—tell the stories of Canadian ingenuity and achievement in science and technology, and demonstrate how these accomplishments have contributed to the building of our country.
"Canadians are fascinated and inspired by the world of science. As active members of their communities with years of experience in a range of different fields, these appointees are sure to provide strong support to the Museum as it continues its work to promote our scientific achievements and inspire Canadians of all ages and backgrounds."
—The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage
The Board of Trustees of the Canada Science and Technology Museum consists of a Chairperson, a Vice-Chairperson and not more than nine other trustees appointed by the Minister with the approval of the Governor in Council. The Crown corporation is accountable to Parliament through the Minister of Canadian Heritage.
In 2016, the Government of Canada adopted a new approach to appointments by the Governor in Council. This approach respects gender parity and is supported by an open, transparent and merit-based selection process—one that will result in the recommendation of exceptionally competent candidates who truly reflect Canada's diversity.
This new approach requires a selection process for full- and part-time positions.
All appointment opportunities for the 18 organizations in the Canadian Heritage Portfolio are posted as they become available on the Governor in Council Appointments website. Interested parties can apply online.
The Board of Trustees of the Canada Science and Technology Museum is responsible for strategic guidance and oversight of the business activities and affairs of Ingenium in accordance with a variety of legislation, including the Museums Act and the Financial Administration Act.
SOURCE Canadian Heritage
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