Roy came to Concordia in 2014. Under his leadership, the Faculty of Arts and Science embarked on a transformative 10-year plan, FAS 2025, that reflects the faculty’s creativity, passion and diversity.
As a world-renowned geographer and an expert in the field of fluvial geomorphology, Roy has been consulted by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Le Fonds pour la Formation de chercheurs et l'aide à la recherche (FCAR), the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies (FRQNT), the National Science Foundation, the International Science Foundation, the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, and more.
He has more than 150 publications in geography, earth science and engineering journals including Nature.
Previously, he was the dean of the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo and filled numerous roles at the Université de Montréal including professor, chair of the Department of Geography and associate dean of research in the Faculty of Arts and Science.