On February 15, 2019, the Board of Governors of Laurentian University appointed Dr. Robert Haché as the University’s 11th president and vice-chancellor.
Former vice-president of Research and Innovation at York University, Dr. Haché has broad experience in leading university research and innovation activities. Prior to York, he served as associate vice-president of Research at the University of Calgary and vice-dean of Research for the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa, two U15 universities.
Dr. Haché is recognized for his strong and collaborative leadership experience in the Canadian University sector, his successes leading strategic partnerships and initiatives, as well as his proven engagement toward student success.
A molecular and cellular biologist and biochemist with a substantial record of publications, Dr. Haché has made invaluable contributions to the understanding of how steroid hormone signalling takes place in cells and how cells respond to DNA damaging agents. He has received research grants and awards from the Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR), National Cancer Institute of Canada (NCIC), National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and other organizations.
Dr. Haché holds a BSc (Biochemistry) from McGill University and a Ph.D. (Biochemistry) from Queen’s University.
President's Report to Senate
Meet our President and Vice-Chancellor
In a wide-ranging interview with Steve Paikin, Laurentian's new President and Vice-Chancellor, Robert Haché, discusses his life and career and talks about why he accepted the job.