Change of leadership on the Board

Associate lawyer and mediator Mylany David succeeds Martine Vanasse as head of the Foundation's Board of Directors.

Chair of the Foundation's Board since its inception in 2020, Martine Vanasse announced last spring that she would be stepping down as Chair to make way for the next generation. Mylany David, a partner at Langlois Avocats and Vice-Chair of the Board since August 2022, was elected to succeed her. She will assume the presidency of the Board of Directors for an initial renewable two-year term.

Martine Vanasse

Martine Vanasse has been elected Vice-Chair of the Board, and will play a key role in the ongoing transition. "I'm extremely proud of the Foundation's achievements over the past three years. Together, we have built a high-potential organization, recruited committed and highly qualified Board members, and ensured solid governance. This provides the Foundation team, led by our Executive Director Élise Comtois, with the ideal conditions to accelerate INRS's development," she summarized.

In recognition of her outstanding commitment to INRS and its Foundation, Ms. Vanasse was inducted into the Cercle d'excellence de l'Université du Québec in 2022.

Mylany David

Mylany David, lawyer, partner and mediator, specializes in corporate and real estate law, with particular expertise in the energy and infrastructure sectors. She has been named Lawyer of the Year on several occasions by the legal magazine Lexpert, and this year is again included in the prestigious Best Lawyers in Canada 2024. Recently, she chaired the Governance and Ethics Committee of the INRS Foundation.

In her new role, she will continue to use her network and expertise to support the Foundation's mission. "My goal is to make INRS shine even brighter in the business world. The remarkable work of its student, scientific and graduate community deserves greater recognition. This will enable us to multiply our partnerships and add even more value to the Foundation's work," she asserts.

We offer our most sincere congratulations to Mrs. David and Mrs. Vanasse on their appointment, and thank them warmly for their outstanding commitment to the Foundation's development and grow

Created in May 2020, the INRS Foundation focuses its activities on philanthropic development and the network of INRS's 3,600 graduates. To date, it has contributed over $250,000 in financial support to the INRS student and scientific community. It is governed by a Board of Directors made up of a diversity of leaders from the business and philanthropic communities, including two female graduates, as well as three representatives from the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS).


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