In April 2016, Dr. Geneviève Tanguay joined the National Research Council of Canada as the first woman Vice President Research. She leads the Emerging Technology Division which oversees Nanotechnology, Measurement Science and Standards, Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics, Security and Disruptive Technologies and Information and Communication Technologies. As part of her remit, Dr. Tanguay is also responsible for NRC’s support to TRIUMF and oversees the Nanotechnology Initiative, a renewed collaboration with the University of Alberta. Prior to joining NRC, she served as Vice-Rector Research, Creativity and Innovation at the University of Montreal, one of the four universities with the biggest volume of research in Canada. Prior to this, she served as the Assistant Deputy Minister responsible for Research, Innovation, Science and Society in the Quebec Government, responsible for preparing and implementing the Quebec Research and Innovation Strategy (2007-2010 and 2010-2013). She is an active member of boards for national and international organizations.