Catherine Beaudry, full professor in the Department of Mathematics and Industrial Engineering and Canada Research Chair at Polytechnique Montréal, will serve for the first time on the governing council of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
Over the next three years, Professor Beaudry will serve on the governing council of the federal research funding agency that promotes and supports post-secondary-based research and research training in the humanities and social sciences. SSHRC spends more than $350 million annually supporting more than 8,000 graduate students and nearly 14,000 researchers across Canada.
The appointment of Professor Beaudry to the governing council of the SSHRC was announced by the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science of Canada.
It’s an honour and a privilege to have the opportunity to serve on SSHRC’s council. I am pleased to be able to contribute to the advancement of social sciences and humanities in Canada,” says Professor Beaudry. “There’s a misconception that we only do engineering at Polytechnique Montréal, when in fact all aspects related to technology and innovation are part of the institution’s DNA. This includes science, technology and R&D management, marketing and technology entrepreneurship, as well as risk management, project management and the circular economy. These research topics are at the heart of the activities of the GMT and the Canada Research Chair that I hold.”
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This content has been updated on 2018-04-09 at 11 h 59 min.