2017-06-30

Edwin Bourget becomes a Member of the Order of Canada 

Emeritus professor of biology since 2011 and former Vice-rector or research and creation at Université Laval, Mr Edwin Bourget, has been nominated among this year’s new Members of the Order of Canada by the General Governor “For his advancement of research in the field of marine ecology and for his contributions to fostering dialogue between universities and industry in Quebec”. 
 
A pioneer of modern oceanography in the province of Québec, Edwin Bourget is one of the founding members of the Groupe interuniversitaire de recherches océanographiques du Québec (GIROQ), that became Québec-Océan in 2002. 
This is yet another important distinction for Prof. Bourget, whose credentials also include the Armand-Frappier Prize of the Québec Governement (2012), awarded to him in recognition of his pivotal role in the creation of a liaison office to increase research partnerships, of multi-and interdisciplinary research centers, as well as the audacious Program for the promotion of innovation and research, in collaboration with private companies and organisations.

Québec-Océan is very proud to acknowledge this great honor and presents professor Bourget with warm congratulations.

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