By McGill Reporter Staff
Being the Principal of McGill means very little downtime, but this week has been especially eventful for Heather Munroe-Blum – even by her famously busy standards.
Just two days after being named to the National Order of Quebec (along with fellow McGillians Dr. Brenda Milner and Dr. Mostafa M. Elhilali), Munroe-Blum was re-elected as President of the Conference of Rectors and Principals of Quebec Universities (CREPUQ) for 2009-2010. Munroe-Blum has been the President of CREPUQ since June 1 2007
Founded in 1963, CREPUQ is a permanent forum for dialogue and the exchange of ideas where administrators can share their experiences in order to improve the overall efficiency of Quebec’s higher education system. CREPUQ represents Quebec universities in dealings with the government and other partners concerned with higher education; provides research services for university administrations; coordinates and administers shared services for the universities; and is a resource centre and think tank for its members.
As the President of CREPUQ, Munroe-Blum will continue to work to promote university education and the importance to society of the development science, technology and innovation.
Also re-elected as Vice-Presidents for 2009-2010 were Denis Brière, Rector of the Université Laval and Luc Vinet, Rector of the Université de Montréal. Michel Belley, Rector of the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi was re-elected Secretary-Treasurer.
Newly elected vice-presidents included Judith Woodsworth, President and Vice-Chancellor of Concordia University and Dr. Yves Beauchamp, Director General of the École de technologie supérieure.