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Planning and Institutional Analysis

Dr Pierre Moreau

Executive Director, Planning and Institutional Analysis

Senior Advisor, Policy Development


As the Executive Director of Planning and Institutional Analysis (PIA), Dr Pierre Moreau provides leadership and direction to the PIA office, and anticipates emerging data needs as they relate to the strategic plans and priorities of the University. As Senior Advisor (Policy Development) and member of McGill’s senior executive team, Dr Pierre Moreau also plays an important role in shaping the external policy framework that supports the advocacy work of the Principal, the Provost and McGill’s senior executive team.

From 2004 to 2009, Dr Moreau served as the sixth President of the Université du Québec, Canada’s only public university system with nine campuses, where he also served as Vice-President (Academic and Research) from 2002 and 2004. From 1993 to 2002, he served as Vice-Dean Academic, then as Dean of the Faculty of Sciences and Engineering at Université Laval. From 1987 to 2002, Dr Moreau was a professor within the department of Biochemistry at Université Laval. From 1982 to 1987, following a post-doctoral fellowship in molecular genetics with Pierre Chambon at the Institut de Génétique et de Biologie Moléculaire in Strasbourg, he was a professor and researcher in molecular biology at the University of Ottawa. Dr Moreau holds a PhD in microbiology from McGill University.

In June 2009, Dr Pierre Moreau was made an Officer of the Ordre des Palmes Académiques. His commitment to academic and civic services, both locally and internationally, is also evidenced by his previous board memberships that included: Orchestre Symphonique de Québec (President); Conference of Rectors and Principals of Quebec Universities (Vice-President); Consortium for North American in Higher Education Collaboration (Vice-President); Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada; International Association of Universities; and Quebec Chambers of Commerce Federation.