On September 7, 2004, the Executive Committee of the Board of Governors approved the appointment of Professor Marc Raboy, former director of the joint PhD program in communications at Université de Montréal, Concordia University and the Université du Québec à Montréal, to the Beaverbrook Chair in Ethics, Media and Communications, in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies, as of August 1, 2004.