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Janet Halliwell
Principal
J.E. Halliwell Associates Inc

Janet_Halliwell.jpgJanet Halliwell is the Principal of J.E. Halliwell Associates Inc, a company established to offer value-added services in policy and management consultancy relating to post-secondary education and science and technology, particularly publicly-funded R&D. 

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.

Janet currently serves on the Board of Directors of Genome BC, 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).

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.

From 1975-1996 Janet served the research and academic communities in other executive, management and advisory positions. She was Chair of the Nova Scotia Council on Higher Education (1992-1996), Chair of the Science Council of Canada (1990-1992) and an officer of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (through to 1990).  In a consulting capacity from 1996 to 2001, Janet was active in a diversity of areas of science and technology policy.

Janet holds degrees from Queen's University in Kingston and the University of British Columbia.  She has received honorary doctorates from seven Canadian universities and is a recipient of the Walter Hitschfeld Prize for university research administration.