André Roy is dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science at Concordia.
Previously, Roy was a professor at Université de Montréal from 1982 to 2011. He was chair of the Department of Geography from 1994 to 2000 and the interim chair from 2004 to 2005, as well as associate dean of research in the university’s Faculty of Arts and Science from 2006 to 2008.
Roy has published well over 100 papers in international journals, and he remains a very active member of the scientific community. He was the Canada Research Chair (Tier I) in fluvial dynamics at the Université de Montréal from 2003 to 2011.
He has been recognized for excellence in research and teaching with many distinctions and awards. These include the 2012 Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal, the 2012 Prix Michel Jurdant awarded by the Association francophone pour le savoir and the 2008 Award for Scholarly Distinction in Geography from the Canadian Association of Geographers. He was also the recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Geography Award from the Canadian Association of Geographers in 1999, and the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Université de Montréal in 1996 and 1992.
He served as president of the Canadian Association of Geographers from 2002 to 2004 and was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences from 2005 to 2008. He is currently a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and served as a Governor of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society for three years.
Roy holds an MA in Geography from the Université de Montréal and a PhD in Geography from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1982.
You can read more about Roy on Concordia’s website