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Dr. Alejandro Adem
President, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

Professor Alejandro Adem recently started in a new role as President of NSERC. As a highly accomplished researcher in the field of mathematics and a faculty member at the University of British Columbia, he has significant leadership experience in research and innovation. Before joining NSERC, he was CEO and Scientific Director of Mitacs.

At Mitacs, Professor Adem oversaw an unprecedented expansion of its programs, with the goal of delivering 10,000 internships annually across Canada and abroad. He worked closely with stakeholders to launch the Mitacs Canadian Science Policy Fellowship in 2016 and established an Indigenous engagement initiative.

He has served on a variety of scientific, editorial, and governance boards for the worldwide mathematical sciences community, including the Advisory Board for the Association for Women in Mathematics and the International Mathematical Union’s Committee for Women in Mathematics.