May 20, 2019

Dr. Benoit-Antoine Bacon, President & Vice-Chancellor, Carleton University Welcomes Delegates to the CATA Gala

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In this four minute video, Dr. Benoit-Antoine Bacon, President and Vice-Chancellor, Carleton University, and CATA Gala Co-Host welcomes delegates, stressing the importance of parterships in developing affordable healthcare for our citizens. He comments on the role Carleton plays in educating future leaders and filling talent gaps through embracing multidisplinary approaches.

Related: Canadian Leadership Celebrated at CATA’s 34th Annual Innovation Gala

About Dr. Benoit-Antoine Bacon

Dr. Benoit-Antoine Bacon started his five-year mandate as President of Carleton University on July 1, 2018. He joined Carleton from Queen’s University where he served as Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic).

He previously served as Provost and Vice-President (Academic Affairs) at Concordia University in his hometown of Montreal where he was recognized with an award as Concordia University’s Sustainability Champion.

His first academic appointment was at Bishop’s University, where he served in a number of leadership roles including Dean of Arts and Science, Associate Vice-Principal for Research, chair of the psychology department and chief negotiator for the association of professors of Bishop’s University. He is a three-time recipient of Bishop’s Merit Award for exceptional performance in teaching and research.

Dr. Bacon holds a PhD in neuropsychology from the University of Montreal, after which he undertook an NSERC-funded post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Glasgow in Scotland.

His research in the field of cognitive neuroscience focuses on the links between brain activity and perception in the visual and auditory systems, as well as on multisensory integration. He remains associated with the Montreal-based Neuropsychology and Cognition Research Center (CERNEC), which is funded by the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS).

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