Ottawa: Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced the appointment of Elizabeth Dowdeswell, O.C., as Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. This appointment is the culmination of a process undertaken by the Advisory Committee on Vice-Regal Appointments. Ms. Dowdeswell has had a number of successful careers in public policy, the energy industry, education and the public service. She is currently the President and CEO of the Council of Canadian Academies. Prior to that, Ms. Dowdeswell was the founding President and CEO of the Nuclear Waste Management Organization, an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto, the Under Secretary General of the United Nations, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme, and Executive Director of UN-Habitat. She has also occupied senior positions within Environment Canada, federal Treasury Board Secretariat and the Government of Saskatchewan.