Dr. Geneviève Tanguay, who holds a Ph.D. in Parasitology from McGill University, has worked at Universities Canada, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the Fonds pour la formation de chercheurs et l’aide à la recherche and the Centre Québécois de valorisation des biotechnologies (CQVB).
From 2007 to 2011, she held the position of Assistant Deputy Minister for research, innovation and science and society with the Gouvernement du Québec.
Dr. Tanguay also served as Vice-Rector, Research, Creation and Innovation at the Université de Montréal (UdeM) from 2011 to 2015. In this role, she coordinated all UdeM research activities at the local, national and international levels.
In April 2016, Dr. Tanguay was appointed Vice-President, Emerging Technologies at the National Research Council of Canada (NRC). In this capacity, Dr. Geneviève Tanguay oversees the Metrology Research Centre and the Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Centre. Dr. Tanguay is also responsible for the Nanotechnology, the Security and Disruptive Technologies and Advanced Electronics and Photonics research centres.