Pr. Rémi Quirion
Chief Scientist of Canada at Canada Government , Canada
Professor Rémi Quirion has been the Chief Scientist of Quebec since July 2011. He was appointed Chief Scientist of Canada in 2019. A full professor of psychiatry at McGill University, he was scientific director at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute Research Centre (1996-2011). In April 2009 he accepted the position as Vice-Dean for science and strategic initiatives in the Faculty of Medicine at McGill, and was senior university adviser on health science research in addition to being the executive director of the International Collaborative Research Strategy for Alzheimer’s disease of the CIHR. He relinquished these positions on becoming Chief Scientist in 2011.
He is chairman of the boards of the three Fonds de recherche du Québec (Health – Nature and technologies – Society and culture). Rémi Quirion has received several awards and honours including that of Officer of the Order of Canada in 2007. He is a member of the Royal Society of Canadaand a Knight of the Ordre national du Québec. Mr. Quirion is chair of the MMFA’s Art and Health Committee, a scientific and advisory body made up of experts from the fields of health science, art therapy, research and the arts together with philanthropists and MMFA staff.