Geneviève Tanguay

Vice-Rector Research, Creation and Innovation
Université de Montreal (UdeM)
Representing the Vice-rectors Research of the CREPUQ

After completing a PhD in parasitology from McGill University, Dr. Tanguay worked successively at the Association of Universities and Collèges of Canada, at the Natural Sciences and engineering Council of Canada, at the Fonds pour la formation de chercheurs et l’aide à la recherche and at the Centre québécois de valorisation des biotechnologies. She also presided Acfas, the largest francophone association of scientists. From 2007 to 2011 she was Assistant Deputy Minister for Research, Innovation, Science and Society within the Quebec government. In 2010-2011 she also chaired the interprovincial forum of deputy ministers responsible for innovation. On an interim basis, she also chaired the board and assumed the responsibilities of Chief Executive Officer of the Fonds de recherche en santé du Québec.

Dr. Tanguay was named Vice-Rector Research, Creation and Innovation at Université de Montreal (UdeM) in November 2011. As such, she assumes the coordination of all UdeM research activities at the local, national and international levels. Her mandate also includes creation activities which involves many faculties at UdeM and extends to commercialisation and valorisation activities.