On Sept 1 2022, Dr. Dominique Bérubé joined Concordia as vice-president of Research and Graduate Studies and was appointed professor in the Gina Cody Engineering Faculty in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering.
Dr. Bérubé brings more than 20 years of experience in research, innovation funding and administration. Since 2015, she has held the role of vice-president of Research at the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), leading the vision for SSHRC’s core research funding programs and tri-agency programs. In this role, she transformed the Canadian research ecosystem through different initiatives, bringing equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) to the core of the evaluation of research, removing systemic barriers to access funding, and developing new programs to address the pandemic impact, support interdisciplinarity, high risk and high impact research, and the Canadian biomanufacturing strategy. In this role, she also led the SSHRC's Indigenous strategy.
Prior to joining SSHRC, Dr. Bérubé served as associate vice-president of Research at Université de Montréal (UdeM) where she coordinated research across the university, leading the development of large scale initiatives in different domains such as artificial intelligence and the health sector. She was also chair of the board of the ERUDIT consortium, leading the social science and humanities digital publishing organization to its recognition as a major science infrastructure in Canada. She started her career in research administration at UQAM, where she led the research office until 2007 before moving to UdeM.
A member of l’Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec, Dr. Bérubé holds a doctorate in environmental sciences from the Université du Québec à Montréal and a master’s and bachelor’s degree from the École polytechnique de Montréal in metallurgical and materials science.