Ottawa, ON – Dr Suzanne Fortier has been appointed president of NSERC.
Having held research positions at the Medical Foundation of Buffalo and the National Research Council Canada, Dr Fortier joined the faculty of Queen’s University as assistant professor in the department of chemistry. she went on to hold the positions of associate dean, school of graduate studies and research; acting vice-principal, research, and dean, graduate studies and research; vice-principal, research; and vice-principal, academic. In addition, she served on the board of directors for the Ontario Centres of Excellence and is currently serving on the board of governors for the Royal Military College of Canada.
She earned her bachelor of science and PhD from McGill University. In 2005, she received a distinguished service award from the Queen’s University Council for her exceptional contributions to research and academics and devotion to Queen’s University.