Janet Halliwell is the Principal of JE Halliwell Associates Inc, a company providing 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 currently serves on the Board of Directors of Genome BC, Canadian Science Publishing, and the Advisory Board for the Quebec Interuniversity Centre for Social Statistics. She chairs Genome BC’s Research Program Committee and 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.
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). She 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, advisory and management 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).
Janet holds degrees from Queen's University in Kingston (Chemistry and Mathematics) and the University of British Columbia (Physical Organic Chemistry). She has received honorary doctorates from seven Canadian universities and is a recipient of the Walter Hitschfeld Prize for university research administration.