Members of the Université de Montreal are appointed to the Order of Canada

The new appointments to the Order of Canada were announced on December 29. University of Montréal professors and alumni are among the recipients of one of the country’s most prestigious awards.

The Order of Canada was established in 1967 to recognize exceptional achievement, an individual’s remarkable commitment to society or extraordinary contributions to the nation. Three degrees are awarded each year: mate, officer or member.

There are also among the candidates Franz SaintellemyThe 14th chancellor of the University of Montreal was inducted for his contribution to innovation in advanced technologies in electronics and his contribution to entrepreneurial diversity in the country.


Marie-Dominique Beaulieu, Emeritus Professor of Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine, designated to pioneer family medicine in Canada as a clinician, teacher and researcher specializing in primary care.

Associate researcher at the Montreal Research Center on Social Inequalities, Discrimination and Alternative Citizenship Practices of the Center for Health and Social Services at the Center-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montreal Integrative University, she is considered a pioneer in family medicine. Quebec and Canada. Throughout her career, she has campaigned for recognition of the important role family doctors play in the health system and primary care. He has contributed to several major movements with significant population implications, such as the move away from annual health screenings by health professionals and family physicians in favor of a preventive approach tailored to life stages and specific patient risk factors. as well as creating a culture of evidence-based decision-making in health policy and clinical decision-making. He was the President of the Board of Directors of the Canadian College of Family Physicians in 2012-2013 and the Foundation for the Advancement of Family Medicine in 2018-2020. Even today, he participates in the works that are close to his heart. Since December 2019, he is a member of the coordination committee of the International Network of La Francophonie on Social Responsibility in Health Care, he cooperates in the activities of the research working group. He also serves as a medical expert in family medicine and primary care at the Quebec National Institute of Excellence in Health and Social Services. In 2013, he received a doctorate degree cause honor from Laval University and in June 2019 became a Knight of the National Order of Quebec.

André H. CaronA professor emeritus in the Department of Communication has been named a “fellow” for his groundbreaking research on the impact of media and emerging technologies on children and youth.

André H. Caron is one of the founding members of the Department of Communication at the University of Montreal, which he chaired from 1985 to 1991. He has been teaching there since 1972 and was ordained in 1985.

The role of media in the lives of youth and children is one of his favorite areas of research. His experience led him to work with the Office of Consumer Protection on banning advertising to children. He also worked on the development of quality television content for young people, notably Les débrouillards, as well as the creation of the Media Education Network (now MediaSmarts).

A former Bell Chair in Interdisciplinary Studies in Emerging Technologies, he founded the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Emerging Technologies and the Research Group on Youth and Media.

Professor Caron has published numerous books and co-authored reference works such as the Child Welfare Handbook and the Encyclopedia of Cell Phone Behavior.

He is regularly called as an expert in newspapers, radio and television programs, ensuring that the issue of youth and media continues to be discussed in our society.

Clinical Associate Professor at the Department of Psychiatry and Drug Addiction Patricia Garelwas selected as a fellow for his contributions to child and adolescent psychiatry and for creating a unique program focusing on the arts and creative process.

Dr. Garel completed his medical education in Paris (France). First recruited by McGill University as a clinical associate professor, he worked at Douglas Hospital from 1986 to 1990. Later, in 1991, he joined the psychiatry department at Sainte-Justine Hospital, where he has been ever since. Responsible for academic activities and teaching from 1994 to 2002, president of the CMDP, then head of the department of psychiatry at CHU Sainte-Justine from 2002 to 2012, he actively participated in the continuing education of doctors and teams of mental health workers .

Dr. Garel’s clinical expertise is in emergency work, hospitalization and adolescence with a strong interest in evaluating different therapeutic approaches.

Noting the special difficulties and needs of teenagers and young people who have been struggling with mental health problems for several years, as well as the scarcity and inadequacy of the resources provided for them, Dr. Patricia Garel, together with psychosocial workers and professionals from the arts community, created the Espace Transition program in 2009. The aim of the project is to help the social reintegration of young people struggling with psychiatric illness by using art and the creative process.

Full professor of the Department of Art History and Film Studies Andre Gaudreault for his pioneering contributions to film studies and film history as a visionary researcher and educational leader.

Holder of the Canada Research Chair in Film and Media Studies, he is a prolific researcher and one of the foremost figures in film studies in Canada. He is behind a number of innovative projects. In particular, he is one of the five founders of the International Association for the Advancement of Research on Early Cinema. He is also the source of the Research Group on the Creation and Formation of Media Identities, which has been investigating the impact of technological innovation on cinema identity since 2018. We also owe him the foundation of the CinéMédias Laboratory, where he has led the International Research Partnership on Cinema Techniques and Technologies since 2015. He has collaborated with several specialists during his career. Among other things, he founded Quebec Observatory in 2007 with director and producer Denis Héroux. He developed the first doctoral program in film studies in Canada with Professor Olivier Asselin. Recently, he collaborated with professors Santiago Hidalgo and Isabelle Raynauld to establish the international cinEXmedia partnership, an interdisciplinary initiative that combines the humanities and basic sciences to analyze contemporary screen habits. Internationally known, he has been awarded a number of prestigious awards. was appointed mate He was elected a member of the Guggenheim in 2013, a member of the Royal Society of Canada in 2014, and was awarded the Order of Arts and Letters of the French Republic in 2016, and was awarded the Prix du Québec – Léon-Gérin in 2017. in Humanities from the Canada Council for the Arts in 2018. He also received two honorary doctorates, the first from Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3 Université in 2019 and the second from Université Rennes 2 in 2021.


Stéphane LaporteGraduated from the Faculty of Law in 1982, he was elected a member for excellence in his artistic career as a designer, director, writer, columnist and producer.

In 1976, he graduated from the history department of the Faculty of Arts. Michele Ouimetearned membership for long-term excellence in journalism, including as an international journalist at the newspaper Press.

Dr. Stanley VollantGraduated from the Faculty of Medicine in 1994, he was elected as a member for his exemplary career as the first Aboriginal surgeon in Quebec and his inspiration to younger generations of First Nations.


Dear philanthropist and talented businessman, Pierre LassondeHe graduated from the Polytechnic in 1971 and was commissioned an officer for his long-standing contributions to the gold mining industry and to philanthropic work, particularly the arts and education.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *