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Université de Moncton


Dr. Denis Prud’homme

Dr. Prud’homme is a professor, researcher and administrator with over 30 years of university experience at Université Laval and the University of Ottawa, and has also continued to practise sports medicine on a part-time basis. He holds a M.D. degree, a certificate in family medicine and a Master’s of Physical Activity Sciences.

In his university career, Dr. Prud’homme is first and foremost a professor and researcher in the School of Physical Activity Sciences. In 2002 he was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa, a position that he held for ten years. In 2013, Dr. Prud’homme was Associate Vice‐President of Research and Scientific Director of the Institut du Savoir Montfort. In June 2019 he became interim CEO of the Institut and Vice‐President Academic at the Hôpital Montfort.

His medical career includes being Medical Director of the Canadian medical team at the Paris Jeux de la Francophonie and a member of the medical team for several national teams.

Dr. Prud’homme’s work at the Institut du Savoir Montfort has included creating and funding a working group on the health of minority Francophone communities in Ontario. The Institut du Savoir Montfort is a national leader in innovation in Francophone education and research.

The Université de Moncton is Canada’s largest French-language university outside Québec. The university’s three campuses are located in New Brunswick’s francophone regions of Edmundston, Shippagan and Moncton. Université de Moncton offers 165 study programs, including 40 at the master’s degree and doctorate level. Fields of study include administration, arts, education, engineering, forestry, law, nursing, nutrition, psychology, sciences, social work, etc. More than 35 research centers, chairs, and institutes are presently active.