Mitacs congratulates Suzanne Fortier, McGill University’s new Principal & Vice-Chancellor

Vancouver, B.C. – March 5, 2013 – Mitacs congratulates Dr. Suzanne Fortier, current President of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, for being selected as the 17th Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University in Montreal.

“In appointing Dr. Fortier, McGill is ensured a tireless advocate for research and innovation, not to mention undergraduate and graduate training,” said Dr. Arvind Gupta, CEO & Scientific Director of Mitacs. “We look forward to continuing to work with her in this new capacity, and McGill as a whole, one of our partner universities.”

Dr. Fortier will begin her term in September 2013 upon the conclusion of Dr. Heather Munroe-Blum’s 10 years as Principal of the university.

“We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge also Dr. Munro-Blum’s leadership at McGill and we wish her well in her future endeavors,” Dr. Gupta added.