Louis Arsenault - Vice-Principal (Communications and External Relations)

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Louis ArsenaultVice-Principal (Communications and External Relations)

Louis Arseneault is Vice-Principal (Communications and External Relations) at McGill University since February 1, 2017. His expertise includes strategic communications and marketing, public affairs, economic development, government and media relations, as well as issues management. Mr. Arseneault came to McGill after 11 years with Montréal International, an economic development agency serving the Greater Montreal area, where he worked as Vice-President (Talent Attraction, Promotion and Communications). Prior to joining Montréal International, he worked as Senior Director of corporate communications at Bell Canada, and as Assistant Director of public affairs at CAA-Québec.

As Vice-Principal (Communications and External Relations), Mr. Arseneault is responsible for government relations, community engagement and the University’s overall communications, public affairs and marketing portfolio.

McGill University

McGill University is one of Canada’s best-known institutions of higher learning and one of the leading universities in the world. With students coming to McGill from over 150 countries, our student body is the most internationally diverse of any research-intensive university in the country. McGill is a public university, founded in 1821.

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McGill is recognized around the world for the excellence of its teaching and research programs. Ernest Rutherford’s Nobel Prize-winning research on the nature of radioactivity was conducted at McGill, part of a long tradition of innovation on our campuses that includes the invention of the artificial blood cell and Plexiglas. Today our professors are building the new field of epigenetics, developing alternative energy sources from crop plants, and driving human achievement in every field imaginable.

In addition to a stellar faculty, McGill is known for attracting the brightest students from across Canada, the United States, and around the world. McGill students have the highest average entering grades in Canada, and our commitment to fostering the very best has helped our students win more national and international awards on average than their peers at any other Canadian university. The prestigious Rhodes Scholarship has gone to a nation-leading 145 McGill students.

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  • MISSION: The mission of McGill University is the advancement of learning and the creation and dissemination of knowledge, by offering the best possible education, by carrying out research and scholarly activities judged to be excellent by the highest international standards, and by providing service to society.
  • PRINCIPLES: In fulfilling its mission, McGill University embraces the principles of academic freedom, integrity, responsibility, equity, and inclusiveness.

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The combination of McGill and the research centres affiliated with the university creates a nexus of researchers, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows pursuing the next vital steps in every area of research imaginable.  

For close to two centuries, McGill University has attracted some of the world’s brightest researchers and young minds. Today, McGill remains dedicated to thetransformative power of ideasandresearch excellence as judged by the highest international standards. The Strategic Research Plan (SRP) expresses McGill’s commitments to fostering creativity; promoting innovation; problem solving through collaboration and partnership; promoting equity, diversity and inclusion; and serving society through seven identified Thematic Areas of Research Excellence. 

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