OpenText Corp. chairman Tom Jenkins has been appointed to the National Research Council of Canada, the federal government announced Thursday. Jenkins will join the government council that provides Canada’s business community support on research and development. "Mr. Jenkins is well known for his innovative contributions to the Canadian high-technology sector," Industry Minister James Moore said in a press release. "His extensive knowledge and experience will bring a highly valued perspective to the work of the National Research Council of Canada." Besides chairing OpenText, the Waterloo, Ont.-based provider of enterprise information management technology, Jenkins is on the advisory board of the Canadian Digital Media Network and was once chair of a review panel on federal spending on R&D.