McGill University

Posted on Nov 7, 2018

The World 100 Representative

Louis Arsenault - Vice-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.

No. 1 in Canada among Medical-Doctoral universities for 13 consecutive years

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No. 1 or No. 2 Research University in Canada for past 15 years among Canada's top research universities

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97 Government- and industry-sponsored research contracts valued at CAD$9.1 million

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41,000 students

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Who We Are

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.

A Tradition of Success

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.

The Best and Brightest

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.