Week 2018


Amanda Wilson

Director General, Office of Energy Research and Development, Natural Resources Canada

November 19, 2018 | 8:30 am

Innovation & Experimentation

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Amanda Wilson is the Director General of the Office of Energy Research and Development at Natural Resources Canada, where she is responsible for several Government of Canada programs and initiatives in energy and other clean technology innovation. In this capacity, she serves as the Canadian representative on the Mission Innovation Steering Committee.

Prior to taking on her current role in mid-2017, Amanda held the position of Director of Operations for the Smart Cities Challenge at Infrastructure Canada, where she played a key role in the design and launch of the Challenge. She previously served as Executive Director, then Acting Director General, of the Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention at the Public Health Agency of Canada, and was responsible for Government of Canada programming in the area of healthy living. While at the Agency she worked with numerous domestic and international partners in the public, business and non-governmental sectors to advance the Government of Canada’s policy objectives through a variety of platforms.

Amanda has also held executive level positions at Health Canada, including in the Deputy Minister’s Office and the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch.

She holds a law degree from the University of Ottawa and an undergraduate degree in political science from Dalhousie University.

Amanda Wilson