Chair of BioTalent Canada François Schubert Appointed to the Order of Canada

OTTAWA, July 3, 2015 /CNW/ - BioTalent Canada congratulates its Chair of the Board of Directors, François Schubert, who was appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada on Canada Day, July 1, 2015.

The Order of Canada, one of Canada's highest civilian honours, recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Mr. Schubert was recognized for his contributions to the advancement of pharmaceutical care in hospital pharmacies, and for his leadership in this field.

Recently retired as the General Manager and Chief Administrative Officer at The Research Institute-McGill University Health Centre and with more than 30 years of national and international experience in academia, research, biotechnology and Big pharma, Mr. Schubert has a lifetime of dedication and commitment to the advancement of biotechnology and the health sector.

Having been named to the BioTalent Canada Board of Directors in 2008, Mr. Schubert has served as Chair of the Board since 2012. "François Schubert has been a stalwart supporter of the pharmaceutical and life science community of Quebec and Canada for the past several decades" said Rob Henderson, President & CEO of BioTalent Canada. "This is a deserved recognition of his substantial contributions to the industry and the talent he has fostered over the years that continue to contribute to innovation and excellence in Canada's bio-economy," he said.

The announcement of Mr. Schubert's appointment to the Order of Canada was made on Canada Day by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada.

About BioTalent Canada

BioTalent Canada is the HR partner of Canada's bio-economy. As an HR expert and national non-profit organization, BioTalent Canada focuses on building partnerships and skills for Canada's bio-economy to ensure the industry has access to job-ready people. Through projects, research and product development BioTalent Canada connects employers with job seekers, delivers human resource information and skills development tools so the industry can focus on strengthening Canada's biotech business. For more information please visit


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For further information: Media inquiries: Fiorella Jansen-Nicorescu, Marketing & Communications Manager, BioTalent Canada, 613-235-1402 ext. 229,


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