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Advisory Committee

Mandate

The mandate for the five NSERC Regional Offices' Advisory Committees is to:

  • provide advice on how NSERC can enhance academic-industry partnerships in research, innovation and advanced training in the natural sciences and engineering;
  • provide input on the offices' activities and priorities, particularly efforts to strengthen collaboration between post-secondary institutions and the private sector;
  • provide opportunities to exchange information, build consensus and enhance collaboration between post-secondary institutions, the private sector, federal and provincial departments, and other organizations active in regional innovation systems;
  • contribute to the development of new regional collaborations and joint initiatives;
  • provide a forum for each office to reach out to, and maintain, productive links with key stakeholders in the region.

Membership

Members are initially asked to serve a one-year term, following which re-appointments will be made for either one-, two- or three-year terms to ensure an orderly transition.

Members include representation from the following groups involved in research, innovation and advanced training:

  • Senior officials from Canadian universities and colleges
  • Researchers
  • Government and non-government organizations
  • Industry, both from SMEs and large corporations

List of Advisory Committee Members

Members
Name Organization
Claude Attendu
Executive Director
Quebec Region
NRC Industrial Research Assistance Program
National Research Council Canada
Sébastien Blais-Ouellette
President and CEO
Photon etc.
Claire Boulé
Executive Co-ordinator
Réseau Trans-tech
Martin Doyon
Senior Advisor
Ministère de l'Économie, de l’Innovation et de l’Exportation
Direction des maillages et des partenariats industriels, Secteur de l’Innovation
Charles Gagnon, ing./P.Eng.
Manager
Valorisation - Technology Business Development, Partnerships and Intellectual Property
IREQ, Groupe Technologie, Hydro-Québec
Josette-Renée Landry
Vice President, Business Development
Mitacs
Maryse Lassonde
Scientific Director
Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies
Gilles Savard
Vice-President of Research
École Polytechnique Montréal and
Conférence des recteurs et des principaux des universités du Québec (CRÉPUQ)
Éric Simard
President
Idunn Technologies
Ex-Officio Members
Name Organization
Yves Beauchamp
NSERC Council Member
Vice-Rector of the new campus and of development
Université de Montréal
Sophie D’Amours
NSERC Council Member
Vice Rector, Research and Innovation
Université Laval
People Discovery Innovation