Benoit-Antoine Bacon was appointed provost and vice-president, academic affairs, by Concordia’s Board of Governors for a five-year term, effective July 1, 2013.
Born in Montreal, Bacon is an alumnus of Concordia where he completed his B.A. Honours degree in Psychology. He also holds a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Neuropsychology from the University of Montreal, and he has completed a two-year NSERC-funded post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Glasgow, UK.
Upon returning to Canada he taught for one year at Concordia before joining Bishop’s University. At Bishop’s he was appointed chair of the Department of Psychology in 2008.
He was academic chief negotiator for the association of professors on key collective agreements from 2008 to 2010. He was dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science from 2011, and in addition was associate vice-principal of research from 2012. He was granted full professorship in 2012.
In addition to his administrative responsibilities, Bacon has continued to teach and to be involved in research. His work in cognitive neuroscience centers on the links between brain activity and perception in the visual and auditory systems, as well as on multisensory integration. He is a member of the FRSQ-funded Center for Research in Neuropsychology and Cognition (CERNEC).
At Bishop’s he was granted the University’s Merit Award on three occasions for exceptional performance in teaching and research.
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