An Interview with Dr. Suzanne Fortier, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University

April 28, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
McGill Faculty Club
3450 Rue McTavish
McGill University, Montreal, QC H3A 0E5
$12 at the door; free for members
Sam Browman

This meeting will be in the form of conversation/interview with our Immediate Past President Sam Browman.

Suzanne FortierA native of St-Timothée, Québec, Dr. Suzanne Fortier is a graduate of McGill, where she received a BSc (1972) and a PhD in Crystallography (1976). She was awarded both an Entrance Scholarship and the R.P.D. Graham Scholarship for being an exceptional student.

Dr. Fortier has served most recently as President of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). In that role, she brought renewed focus on excellence to the agency and increased its capacity to support discovery research and Canada’s ability to attract and retain the best students and professors, promote business-academic relationships and foster innovation. She also forged strong relationships with other national and international granting agencies and organizations to increase the number, scope and impact of joint initiatives available to researchers.

Through her work at NSERC, she has been invited to make presentations on science, technology and innovation, women in science and engineering and the recruitment of future generations of scientists and engineers.

Prior to her appointment as President of NSERC in January 2006, Dr. Fortier held the posts of Vice-Principal (Research) from 1995 to 2000 and Vice-Principal (Academic) from 2000 to 2005 at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.


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