Robert Bourgeois - Vice-President, Finance and Administration

Robert Bourgeois

Robert Bourgeois was appointed as the Vice-President, Finance and Administration. His term will end on March 31, 2022.


Mr. Bourgeois is also President of Stonecliffe Consulting Group in Ottawa, specializing in management consulting services to a number of Canada’s largest universities.

From 2007 to 2011, Mr. Bourgeois was Vice President, Administration at Laurentian University in Sudbury where he was responsible for all corporate business functions including finance, human resources, information technology, infrastructure, ancillary services, risk management and security. During that period, he was acting President for the eight months required to recruit the permanent President.

From 2002 to 2006, Mr. Bourgeois occupied the position of Deputy Secretary, Intergovernmental Operations at the Privy Council Office (PCO) in Ottawa. Prior to joining PCO, Mr. Bourgeois was the Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Services, at the Department of Justice in Ottawa, from 1999 to 2002.

From 1998 to 1999, Mr. Bourgeois was Assistant Deputy Minister, Canada Millennium Scholarship Transition Secretariat, where he was responsible for providing executive leadership within the federal public service for laying the groundwork for the establishment and efficient start-up of the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation. This foundation had a mandate to manage a $2.5 billion endowment fund created by the federal government to award 100,000 scholarships per year to postsecondary students.

Prior to 1998, Mr. Bourgeois held several senior executive positions within the federal public service, both in Ottawa and in several provinces, mainly in departments with economic mandates.

Mr. Bourgeois holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Moncton and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Dalhousie University.


The Vice-President, Finance and Administration oversees the management of the University’s human ressources, financial ressources, information technology and facilities, as well as campus planning, security and parking, Risk Management, Occupational Health and Safety.

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