Executive Director of the Armand-Frappier Foundation of INRS University appointed

LAVAL, QC, Nov. 28, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Clément Joly, Chair of the Board of the Foundation, is pleased to announce the appointment of Muriel Amar as Executive Director of the Armand-Frappier Foundation of INRS University.

Ms. Amar has been active in philanthropic management and development for over 15 years now. Before joining the Armand-Frappier Foundation of INRS University, she spent almost a decade as Director, Corporate Gifts with the Jewish General Hospital Foundation. During her time there, she helped develop and launch the second phase of the "Power to Heal" fundraising campaign and arranged lasting partnerships with major companies including Bell Canada, Hydro-Québec, RBC and the National Bank, to name only a few.

Ms. Amar also worked as Executive Director, Quebec Region and Atlantic Provinces, for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada. She also served as a Marketing Manager with Intrawest and Event and Fundraising Coordinator with the CCJ. In addition, Ms. Amar is Vice-Chair of the SEDNA Foundation and a member of various organizations committed to making a significant, sustainable difference both locally and internationally.

"We are proud that Ms. Amar agreed to take on this new challenge," said Mr. Joly. "The Board of Directors is convinced that her expertise in philanthropy and fundraising will make a significant contribution to developing the Foundation and building its reputation."

The Foundation actively contributes to the advancement and excellence of research at the INRS, with the goal of identifying concrete solutions to social priorities with the potential to change the world.

The INRS is a university dedicated to research and graduate studies, and ranks first in Canada in terms of research intensity (funding per faculty member). INRS research teams conduct fundamental research essential to the advancement of science, and also play a critical role in finding practical solutions to problems facing our society.

Image with caption: "Muriel Amar (CNW Group/Fondation Universitaire Armand-Frappier de l'INRS)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131128_C5699_PHOTO_EN_33980.jpg

SOURCE: Fondation Universitaire Armand-Frappier de l'INRS

For further information:

Alexandra Jonnaert, Director of Communications
Fondation universitaire Armand-Frappier de l'INRS
alexandra.jonnaert@fondation.inrs.ca or 450 686-5360

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