Louise Roy, Chancellor and Chair of the Board, Université de Montréal and Invited Fellow, Centre for Interuniversity Research and Analysis on Organizations
Ms. Roy is Chancellor and Chair of the Board of Université de Montréal, the first woman to occupy these functions. Since September 2003, she is an invited Fellow at CIRANO, the Center for Interuniversity Research and Analysis on Organizations and was nominated Chair of the Board in December 2012. She was President of the Conseil des arts de Montréal from September 2006 to December 2012. She serves as a director of Power Financial Corporation, Montréal International and the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD Quebec Chapter). Ms. Roy is also a consultant and a company director. During her career, she has been a director of Provigo Inc. until 1992, the Laurentian Bank of Canada until 1993, Videotron Ltée until 1997, and Domtar Corporation until 2007. She was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Montreal Urban Community Transport Commission until 1992, Executive Vice-President of Air France until 1997, President and Chief Executive Officer of Telemedia Communications Inc. until 2000 and Senior Vice-President of the International Air Transport Association until 2003. Ms. Roy earned a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Université de Montréal. She holds a master’s degree (M. Sc.) and has completed doctorate studies in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin. She participated in several fundraising campaigns, including the Université de Montréal’s and several other cultural organizations. For her outstanding achievements in the economic, social and political fields, she has received numerous awards and distinctions, including the Concordia University Faculty of Commerce & Business Administration Award of distinction in 1988, the Université de Montréal’s Édouard-Montpetit Medal in 1992, the Public Forum’s Award Distinction in 1994, and the Federated Press award of Excellence in 2003. In 2009, she was named Officer of the National Order of Québec and in 2012, Officer of the Order of Canada. In 2013, Ms. Roy was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women and in 2014 she received the Institute of Corporate Directors Fellowship Award.