Appointment Notice: Pierre Moreau


Dear Members of the McGill Community,

Principal Heather Munroe-Blum and I are delighted to announce the appointment of Pierre Moreau to the position of Executive Director, Planning and Institutional Analysis (PIA) and Senior Advisor (Policy Development), effective February 11, 2009. 

In this position, he will report directly to me as the Provost with dotted line responsibility to the Principal and Vice-Chancellor and will serve as a member of the University’s senior executive team. In the newly-designed position, Dr. Moreau will provide leadership, direction and supervision of the staff of PIA office, will foresee and anticipate emerging data needs, understanding how these link to the strategic plans and priorities of the University. By ensuring clarity in gathering, maintaining, analysing, and communicating institutional and other data, he will play an important role as a member of the team that focuses on developing and refining the external policy framework that supports the advocacy work of the Principal, Provost, and other members of the senior executive group.

Dr. Moreau holds a Ph.D. in microbiology from McGill University, and was professor and researcher in molecular biology from 1982 to 1987 at University of Ottawa, and from 1987 to 2002 at Université Laval, following a post-doctoral fellowship in molecular genetics with Pierre Chambon at the Institut de génétique et de biologie moléculaire in Strasbourg, France.

From 2004 to 2008, Pierre Moreau served as the sixth President of the Université du Québec, the Canada’s only public university system, with nine campuses, where he also served as Vice-President (Academic and Research) between 2002 and 2004, after having being Vice-Dean Academic, then Dean of the Faculty of Sciences and Engineering at Université Laval, from 1993 to 2002.

His commitment to academic and civic services, both locally and internationally, is evidenced by his board memberships that include: AUCC – Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (Member), IAU – International Association of Universities (Member), FCCQ – Quebec Chambers of Commerce Federation (Member), CREPUQ – Conference of Rectors and Principals of Quebec Universities (Vice President), the Quebec Symphonic Orchestra (President), and CONAHEC – Consortium for North American in Higher Education Collaboration (Vice President, 2005-2008).

I am sure that you will join me in welcoming Dr. Moreau to McGill University and wishing him well in his new roles.

With best regards,

Professor Anthony C. Masi