Vice-President, External Relations and Communications Directorate, The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Canada.
Blair Dickerson joined NSERC in 2008, as Vice-President, External Relations and Communications. She has nurtured an interest in high-performing teams and is putting her passion into action at NSERC, where she is building a strong External Relations and Communications Directorate to reach out to new audiences. Before joining NSERC, Blair worked with the Solicitor General of Canada, Transport Canada, Department of National Defence, Multiculturalism and Citizenship, and Western Economic Diversification. Focussing on assignments in a highly regulated environment, she worked at Natural Resources Canada in the areas of mining, forestry and energy. In the private sector, Blair worked in the pharmaceutical sector at GlaxoSmithKline, and with the alcohol beverage industry. Blair is a strategic advisor and communications professional with over 20 years of experience in the field. She specializes in developing high-yield public-private sector partnerships to promote shared goals. Blair has a BA in Political Science from Carleton University and an MBA from Queen’s University.
Ms Dickerson spoke about Transforming Research in Canada in Plenary Session 6 Building the Gender Summit Community at the Gender Summit 4 EU 2014.