Chief Scientist, Government of Quebec

Professor Rémi Quirion is the Chief Scientist of Quebec since July 2011.  A full professor of psychiatry at McGill University, he was Scientific Director of the Douglas Institute Research Centre (1996-2011). In April 2009, he accepted the position of Vice-Dean (Life Sciences and Strategic Initiatives), Faculty of Medicine, and that of Senior University Advisor (Health Sciences Research) at McGill University in addition to the position of Executive Director of the CIHR International Collaborative Research Strategy on Alzheimer’s Disease, positions from which he resigned upon his appointment as Chief Scientist in 2011. He is Chair of the Boards of Directors of the three Fonds de recherche du Québec (Health – Nature and Technology – Society and Culture).

Rémi Quirion has received numerous distinctions, including Officer of the Order of Canada in 2007. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a Knight of the National