Christophe Guy – Concordia University

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As Vice-President, Research and Graduate Studies at Concordia University, Christophe Guy provides overall leadership and oversees strategic planning initiatives, as well as policy and strategy development, for research and research-creation, graduate studies and international activities. Before joining Concordia as vice-president in August 2017, he served as the chief executive officer of the Ėcole Polytechnique de Montréal, one of Canada’s largest engineering schools. A strong advocate for technology transfer, he has participated in, or supported, the start-up and development of several Quebec-based companies that have resulted from academic research. Active in Montreal’s major industrial clusters, he is the co-founder of both the Consortium for Research and Innovation in Aerospace in Quebec, and the Canadian Aerospace Research and Innovation Consortium. Christophe Guy is also a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, a member of Order of Canada, and an officer of the Ordre national du Québec. He holds a PhD in chemical engineering from Polytechnique Montréal. He recently received the Prix du Québec’s Armand-Frappier Award today for his career-long dedication to research development and promotion.