Ariane Plourde's Departure
In December 2013, Ariane Plourde, Doctor of Agronomy, left the Department to explore new professional challenges as Director of the Institut des sciences de la mer de Rimouski (ISMER). She had served as Director of the Maurice Lamontagne Institute (MLI) and as Regional Director of Science at Fisheries and Oceans Canada since 2005.
Ariane was the second person to head MLI since its creation in 1987. She was able to overcome major challenges while contributing to the national and international influence of her research scientists and the Institute. She piloted the modernization of regional science management to adapt it to changes in scientific research and to the organizational context. Ariane also used her excellent leadership skills to create an environment conducive to building solid partnerships with governmental, university and institutional research communities.
I would like to take this opportunity to extend very warm thanks to Ariane for her significant contribution to the advancement of marine research in Quebec. Her colleagues join me in congratulating her on her appointment and wishing her much success in her new position.
Regional Director General
Fisheries and Oceans Canada