Dr. Heather Munroe-Blum re-elected President of CREPUQ

    MONTREAL, June 10 /CNW Telbec/ - The Conference of Rectors and Principals
of Quebec Universities (CREPUQ) is proud to announce the re-election of Dr.
Heather Munroe-Blum, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University as its
President for 2009-2010.
    As the President of CREPUQ, Dr. Munroe-Blum will continue to work to
promote university education and the importance to society of the development
science, technology and innovation.
    Dr. Munroe-Blum holds a Ph.D. with distinction in epidemiology from the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After graduation, she embarked
upon an academic career in Ontario, where she was a professor at York and
McMaster universities before serving as Dean of Social Work and then
Vice-President, Research and International Relations, at the University of
    Dr. Munroe-Blum has been McGill University's Principal and
Vice-Chancellor since 2003 and her second term mandate will run until 2012.
    Taking a leadership role in advancing research and public policy on
higher education, Dr. Munroe-Blum has served on numerous distinguished
national and international government commissions and advisory boards. In
addition to being an Officer of the Order of Canada and a Specially Elected
Fellow in the Academy of Science of the Royal Society of Canada, Dr.
Munroe-Blum has received many distinctions, including honorary degrees from
the University of Edinburgh, the Ecole normale supérieure de Lyon, of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Université de Montréal, the University of
Toronto, McMaster University Wilfrid Laurier University. In 2008, she was
named "Great Montrealers" in the category of Sciences by The Board of Trade of
Metropolitan Montreal.
    Dr. Munroe-Blum has been the President of CREPUQ since June 1 2007.
    The following have been re-elected as Vice-Presidents of CREPUQ for
2009-2010: Denis Brière, Rector of the Université Laval and Luc Vinet, Rector
of the Université de Montréal; Michel Belley, Rector of the Université du
Québec à Chicoutimi, has been re-elected Secretary-Treasurer.
    Two new officers were named, Dr. Judith Woodsworth, President and
Vice-Chancellor of Concordia University, as a vice-president, and Dr. Yves
Beauchamp, Director General of the Ecole de technologie supérieure, both with
a two year mandate.

    CREPUQ includes all of Quebec's universities. It is a meeting place for
the universities and a forum for exchanging ideas; it represents Quebec
universities in dealings with the government and other partners concerned with
higher education, provides research services for university administrations,
coordinates and administers shared services for the universities, and is a
resource centre and think tank for its members.

For further information:

For further information: Chantal Pouliot, Communication Manager,
Conference of Rectors and Principals of Quebec Universities (CREPUQ), (514)
288-8524, ext.: 244

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