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About Dr. Richard Marceau

Dr. Richard Marceau, vice-president (research)Richard J. Marceau was born and grew up in North Bay, Ontario. He graduated from McGill University in December 1977 and began his career at MONENCO Inc. as an electric power engineer in 1978. He joined Hydro-Quebec as an operations engineer in 1982, entered the Hydro-Quebec Research Institute (IREQ) as a researcher in 1984, and became a planner of research and development activities in 1987.

After spending twelve years in industry, he entered a Ph.D. program in electric energy transmission at McGill University in 1990, successfully obtaining his degree in 1993. The same year, he joined the Electrical Engineering Department at École Polytechnique de Montréal, and was elected Chair in 1998. In 2001, he became Dean of the Faculty of Engineering of the Université de Sherbrooke where he led ground-breaking initiatives in both undergraduate education and graduate research capacity-building. In 2005, he became Provost and Vice-President Academic of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), then Ontario’s newest university, where over a period of eight years he grew its academic operations from 1,800 to nearly 10,000 students, and initiated the unprecedented growth of master and doctoral programs of any university in Ontario. In 2013, he became Vice President (Research) of Memorial University.

An active member of his community, he has participated on numerous local, provincial and national committees and boards. From 2009 to 2013, he was President of the Parkwood Foundation, one of Canada’s most beautiful National Historic Sites, and from 2012 to 2014, he was President of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the Provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador, Ontario and Quebec.

Recent publications

The Canadian Unviersity Business Primer 
By Richard J. Marceau (Published by Memorial University Libraries, 2014)

This book brings together the author's twenty-five years of university experience in five Canadian universities and three provinces.  By providing unique insight on the complex relationships which characterize university activities and outcomes, the Primer offers a way to achieve the goals of quality, accountability and sustainability in today’s complex university business environment.

To order a copy, contact Memorial University Libraries by email: univlib@mun.ca, or by phone: 709.864.3862.

Canada: Becoming a Sustainable Energy Powerhouse
Edited by Richard J. Marceau and Clement W. Bowman (First edition, 2014)

Sponsored by the Canadian Academy of Engineering, Canada: Becoming a Sustainable Energy Powerhouse addresses Canada's massive energy resource endowment and the opportunities for both economic growth and carbon footprint reduction. The publication brings together contributions from national experts and leaders in the fields of energy, resources and economic strategy.

Canada: Winning as a Sustainable Energy Superpower [Volume I]
Edited by Richard J. Marceau and Clement W. Bowman (First edition, June 2012)

Canada: Winning as a Sustainable Energy Superpower brings together a team of energy industry experts to address possible pathways for Canada to become the first sustainable energy superpower. Sponsored by the Canadian Academy of Engineering, the publication looks at new ideas for public-private collaboration on visionary projects.

Canada: Winning as a Sustainable Energy Superpower [Volume II]
Edited by Richard J. Marceau and Clement W. Bowman (First edition, June 2012)

Volume II develops on the themes presented in Volume I to provide significant insight on Canada's historically successful "Big Project Innovation Strategy", the scale of its energy resource assets, and what it would mean for Canada to transition from an "energy superstore" to a "sustainable energy superpower". Sponsored by the Canadian Academy of Engineering.

 

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