CATA Alliance - Board of Directors

Jean-Guy Paquet,
President & CEO
National Optics Institute (Photonics R&D)

DIRECTOR: Groupe QuébecTel; International Research Development Center (IDRC); Canadian Advanced Technology Association (CATA); Industrial-Alliance General Insurance Company; Quebec Metro High Tech Park; Inno-Centre; Maison Michel Sarrazin; Celanese Canada Internationalist Fellowships.

Born Montmagny, QC, January 1938

EDUC : Univ. Laval, B.Sc. (Eng. Physics), 1959; École nationale supérieure de l'aéronautique de Paris, M.Sc.(Aeronautics) 1960; Université Laval, D.Sc.(Elec. Eng.) 1963.

CAREER : Assoc. Prof., Elec. Eng. Dept., Univ. Laval, 1967-71; Head, Elec. Eng. Dept., 1967-69; V-Dean, Research, Fac. Of Sc. & Eng., 1969-72; Prof. of Elec. Eng., 1971; Special Asst. to VP, Scientific, National Research Council of Canada, 1971-72; V-Rector, Academic, Univ. Laval, 1972-77; Rector, 1977-87; Exec. VP, The Laurentian Mutual Insurance Company, 1987-88; Pres., The Laurential Life Inc., 1988-94; Pres. & CEO, National Optics Institute, 1994 to date

AFFIL : Musée du Québec (Dir.; Chrm 1988-94); National Advisory Board on Science & Technology to the Prime Minister of Canada (Dir. 1987-89); Corporate Higher Education Forum (Co-Pres. & founding member 1987); Canadian Academy of Engineering; Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec; Corporation des Administrateurs agréés du Québec; Canadian Management Association; The Presidents' Association of American Management Association (Canadian Management Centre);

PUB : author, 2 books & more than 50 publications in scientific journals on systems eng.; many papers on research, dev. & scientific policy

HON : Prix Carrière (ADRIQ, 1999); Grand Prix d'Excellence 1998 (Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec); Companion of the Order of Canada, 1994; Officer, Ordre national du Québec, 1992; Officer, Ordre National du Mérite, France, 1993; Fellow, Royal Society of Canada, 1978; Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1981; Officer, Ordre de la Pléiade, 1986; Gloire de l'Escole Medal, Univ. Laval, 1987; several honorary degrees

INTERESTS : golf; skiing; jogging; tennis


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