Fernand Labrie

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Fernand Labrie
Born(1937-06-28)June 28, 1937
DiedJanuary 16, 2019(2019-01-16) (aged 81)
AwardsOrder of Canada
National Order of Quebec

Fernand Labrie, OC OQ MSRC (June 28, 1937 – January 16, 2019) was a Canadian medical researcher who specializes in endocrinological research and prostate cancer research.

Early life[edit]

Born in Laurierville, Quebec, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1957 from the Séminaire de Québec. He received his Doctor of Medicine in 1962 and a Ph.D. in 1966 from Université Laval. From 1966 to 1969, he took his postdoctoral studies at the University of Cambridge and the University of Sussex.[1]

In 1966, he joined the faculty of Université Laval as an Assistant Professor. In 1969 he was made an Associate Professor, and in 1974 he was made a Full Professor. In 1990, he was made the Head of the Department of Physiology. In 1969, he was made the Director of the Molecular Endocrinology Research Centre.[1] Labrie died at the age of 81 in January 2019.[2]


In 1981, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in recognition for being "one of the leading authorities in contemporary endocrinological research".[3] In 1991, he was made an Officer of the National Order of Quebec. In 1990, he was awarded the Government of Quebec's Prix Michel-Sarrazin. In 1998, he was awarded the Izaak-Walton-Killam Award. In 2007, he was awarded the King Faisal International Prize.


  1. ^ a b Elizabeth Lumley, ed. (July 1997). Canadian Who's Who 1997: Volume 32. University of Toronto Press. ISBN 0802049966.
  2. ^ "Le Dr Fernand Labrie s'éteint à 81 ans" (in French). radio-canada.ca. 17 January 2019. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Order of Canada citation".