Deputy Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation)

Professor Philippe Gros

Philippe Gros, Deputy Vice-Principal


Professor Philippe Gros began his role as Deputy Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation) on November 1, 2018. 

As Deputy Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation), Professor Gros’ principal mandate is to support the overall mission of advancing innovation and research excellence at McGill. He provides strategic vision and leadership in setting the course for how innovation and partnership initiatives are conceived, funded, and organized at McGill as well as collaboratively nationwide and internationally. He also supports the overall strategic directions of large-scale national and international research initiatives at the University.

Professor Gros has served as Vice-Dean, Life Sciences, in McGill’s Faculty of Medicine since January 2013. Renowned throughout North America and abroad for his investigations and discoveries of genes, proteins, and pathways that influence complex human diseases, Professor Gros holds six patents and is the author of close to 400 scientific publications.

He is also the recipient of numerous awards, including: the McLaughlin Medal for Scientific Excellence from the Royal Society of Canada (2014), the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal from the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (2013), the Killam Prize in Health Sciences from the Canada Council for the Arts (2009), and the Prix Wilder-Penfield from the Government of Quebec (2008). He became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2003, an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2016, and a Chevalier of the Ordre national du Québec in 2019.

Leading research organizations and private sector companies regularly call upon his expertise – experiences that continue to help shape and inform the new Deputy Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation) role.


Professor Philippe Gros

Deputy Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation)

James Administration, Room 419
845 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec H3A 0G4

Tel: 514-398-5626 or 514-398-7291 

Email: philippe.gros [at]

Assistant: linda.rice [at] (Linda Rice),514-398-4820

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