Starting Nov. 2, Université de Montréal’s rector will head up the board of the Canadian Research Knowledge Network for a three-year term.
The Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) has announced the appointment of Daniel Jutras, rector of Université de Montréal, as chair of its board of directors. Mr. Jutras will begin his three-year term on November 2.
“Daniel Jutras brings strong experience in university leadership, research and a commitment to increasing access to knowledge to the CRKN board,” said Melissa Just, dean of the University Library of the University of Saskatchewan and vice-chair of the CRKN board.
“He is perfectly positioned to lead CRKN through the final years of our current strategic plan that focus on transforming scholarly communications, an area where UdeM has been a leader in Canada and internationally in their commitment to open scholarship and investments in open infrastructure,” said Just.
“We look forward to Mr. Jutras’ leadership as we embark on collective and collaborative initiatives across the research infrastructure sector.”
“I am very pleased to join the board of directors of the Canadian Research Knowledge Network," said Mr. Jutras.
“CRKN's important work in transforming scholarly communications has a real impact on how Canadian researchers can conduct their work in the future and share it with the wider community,” he said.
“Issues of open and responsible science are at the heart of CRKN's thinking and I intend to contribute positively to these reflections, which affect all academic institutions in the country. Ultimately, we are all committed to making knowledge accessible to all Canadians.”
In addition to chairing the CRKN board, Mr. Jutras also sits on the board of directors of the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal, the Montreal Clinical Research Institute, and the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal.
He also works closely with other universities and their administrators on the boards of the Interuniversity Cooperation Office (as its chair) and of the U7+ international university network.