Julie Lefebvre

National Research Council Canada

Julie Lefebvre


Director General, Security and Disruptive Technologies, NRC Canada


Dr. Julie Lefebvre joined the NRC as Director General of the Security and Disruptive Technologies Research Centre in 2019.Prior to joining the NRC, she worked for 20 years at Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC). Dr. Lefebvre started her career as a scientist in computer network operations and pursued it as the head of the network information operations. In 2012, she became the Director of Science and Technology Joint Force Development. In 2014, she was appointed Director General of the Science and Technology Joint Force and led 6 different programs in the fields of cyber operations, space operations and sensing technologies. She gained in-depth knowledge of federal scientific organizations through her experience at DRDC.

Dr. Lefebvre has earned awards for creative management and exceptional leadership. Dr. Lefebvre has a PhD in Theoretical Physics from McMaster University and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Washington State University. She is also a graduate of the Canada School of Public Service’s Executive Leadership Development Program.

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