Janet was appointed to her current position as President of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency in July 2014. She began her public service career as a research scientist, conducting geological field research in Canada’s northern territories. Janet subsequently took on senior management roles in a number of federal departments, including responsibilities for food and health products regulation, industry sector development (life sciences, service industries, tourism), and regional economic development in Canada’s western regions.
While leading the Northern Affairs Organization at Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada from 2011-2014, Janet was responsible for devolution of responsibility for lands and resources to the Government of the Northwest Territories as well as the renewal of lands and resources regulatory frameworks in Canada’s North.
Janet has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto, and a Masters of Science degree and PhD from Queen’s University, all in the field of Geology.