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Serge Villemure

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council
Director, Scholarships, Fellowships and Chairs for Women and Science in Engineering
Serge Villemure graduated in 1989 with a B.Sc. in Kinesiology and obtained his Masters in 1991 in Administration from the University of Ottawa. Serge joined NSERC in 1991 where he worked as a Program Administrator in different disciplines within the Research Grants Division. In 1997, he became Team Leader for Physical and Mathematical Sciences. He spent one year, from June 2000 to June 2001, at the Canada Research Chairs as a Senior Administrator, where he contributed to starting up the program and then returned to his position within the Physical and Mathematical Sciences. In 2004, he led the Physical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering team as Director. Since 2010, he has been Director of the Scholarships and Fellowships Division. In 2013, he also became Director of the Chairs for Women in Science and Engineering Program and at the same time undertook the responsibility of integrating equity, diversity and inclusion considerations into policies and programs, and facilitating EDI-Based Analysis capacity building across the Agency.  Serge has sat on a number of committees and panels touching on various elements of equity, diversity and inclusion.  He was the Chair of the Regional Steering Committee charged with the organization of Gender Summit 11, held in Montreal, Canada, in November 2017.  To maintain a well-balanced life, Serge cycles to work, and also enjoys yoga and jogging.  He lives in Gatineau with his wife and daughters.