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Nancy Hamzawi

Environment and Climate Change Canada
Assistant Deputy Minister, Science & Technology

Nancy was appointed Assistant Deputy Minister, Science and Technology Branch at Environment and Climate Change Canada on October 1, 2018.  Previously, she was the Director General of the G7 Task Team at Environment and Climate Change Canada, working to support Canada’s Presidency of the G7 throughout 2018.  A chemical engineer by training, Nancy has over 20 years of experience as a public servant in the federal public service.  She has held various positions in a number of departments including the National Research Council of Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, and the former Industry Canada, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade and the Canadian International Development Agency.

Nancy’s positions have varied and included policy development, industry development, audit, evaluation and corporate affairs.  Nancy holds Masters and Bachelors degrees in Chemical Engineering, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry, all from the University of Ottawa.