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Janet Halliwell

JE Halliwell Associates Inc.

Janet Halliwell is the Principal of JE Halliwell Associates Inc., a company offering value-added services in policy and management consultancy relating to post-secondary education and science and technology, particularly publicly-funded R&D.  Janet has extensive experience in S&T policy and the governance and management of S&T funding and policy bodies.  She is Chair of the Board for two Not-for-Profit S&T organizations - CASRAI (Consortia Advancing Standards in Research Administration) and the Canadian Science Policy Council responsible for the annual CSPC conference and is the inaugural Chair of the CSIP Advisory Board .She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Genome BC (GBC) and is Vice Chair of the Board of Canadian Science Publishing. She chairs GBC’s Research Program Committee, is a member of the GBC Sector Development Committee and serves on the Board of the Fields Institute for Mathematics and the Advisory Council of the Cluster on Population Change and Lifecourse. In the summer 2008 she assumed the Chair of CASRAI (Consortia Advancing Standards in Research Administration). She also chairs the International Oversight Committee for the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging on behalf of the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR).

Recent projects include advising on, and chairing the majority of, the Outcomes Measurement Study reviews for the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI); design of a conceptual framework for the measurement of economic impacts for the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research; work with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council on research relating to the Digital Economy; policy and program development for the Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERC) for the Tri-Council; and developing a handbook on the governance and management of “big science” for federal agencies.

In April 2007 Janet retired from many years of public service – serving in her final years as Executive Vice-President of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), where she had responsibility for corporate affairs, including governance, strategic planning, government relations, and performance measurement. Janet also acted as Chief Operating Officer of SSHRC from September 2005 to August 2006 in the absence of a full time President.