|Roger A. Blais|
February 4, 1926|
|Died||September 25, 2009
|Occupation||geological engineer and academic|
|Awards||Order of Canada
National Order of Quebec
Born in Shawinigan, Quebec, he graduated from Université Laval and from the University of Toronto. In 1970, he was appointed a professor in economic geology and the first director of research at École Polytechnique de Montréal.
In 1975 he was awarded the Royal Society of Canada's Bancroft Award. In 1984 he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada and was promoted to Companion in 2002. In 1995 he was made an Officer of the National Order of Quebec. In 1997, he was awarded the Government of Quebec's Prix Armand-Frappier. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and of the Engineering Institute of Canada.
- University of Ottawa Gazette feature
- Office of the Governor General of Canada. Order of Canada citation. Queen's Printer for Canada. Retrieved 24 May 2010
- Royal Society of Canada obituary