Person: Dr Denis Briére

Dr Axel Meisen

Dr Axel Meisen has been appointed president of the Canadian Commission for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for an initial two-year term. Meisen has spent 38 years in the post-secondary sector in Canada and abroad and served as president of Memorial Univ from 1999 to 2007. He currently serves as the…

Dr Michael Charles

Dr Michael Charles has been elected president of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) for a one-year term, succeeding Dr Axel Meisen whose tenure ended earlier this month. Charles is professor emeritus and dean emeritus of the Univ of Toronto’s faculty of applied science and engineering. He served as dean of the faculty from 1999…

Dr Denis Briére

Dr Denis Briére has been appointed chair of the board of governors of the Conference of Rectors and Principals of Quebec Universities (CREPUQ), replacing outgoing chair Dr Heather Munroe-Blum. Briére is currently rector of Laval Univ, which he joined in 2000 after a long career in the forestry industry. He held executive positions at many…