Roger Gaudry

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Roger Gaudry
Roger Gaudry.jpg
Gaudry in 1965
Born(1913-12-15)December 15, 1913
DiedOctober 7, 2001(2001-10-07) (aged 87)

Roger Gaudry, CC GOQ MSRC (December 15, 1913 – October 7, 2001) was a chemist, businessman, corporate director, and former rector of the Université de Montréal.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Quebec City, Quebec, he received a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Chemistry in 1937 and a Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) in Chemistry in 1940 from Université Laval. A Rhodes scholar, he attended the University of Oxford from 1937 to 1939.


From 1940 to 1945, he was Assistant Professor of Chemistry in the Faculty of Medicine at Université Laval. He was appointed Associate Professor in 1945 and Professor in 1950.

In 1954, he became Assistant Director of Research at Ayerst, McKenna & Harrison Ltd. in Montréal From 1957 to 1965, he was Director and Vice-President from 1963 to 1965. From 1965 to 1975, he served as the rector of the Université de Montréal.

He was a member of the Board of Directors of the following companies: Connaught Laboratories Ltd., CDC Life Sciences Inc., Bank of Montreal, Alcan, Hoechst Canada, S.K.W. Canada Ltd., Bio-Recherche Ltée, Corby Distilleries Ltd, and St. Lawrence Starch Co. Ltd.

From 1983 to 1995, he was President of the Fondation Jules et Paul-Emile Léger, a Canadian charity which supports groups that help restore human dignity to those who have been rejected by society.



  1. ^ Order of Canada citation
  2. ^ "Honorary Degree Citation - Roger Gaudry* | Concordia University Archives". Retrieved 2016-04-11.
  3. ^ "José Vasconcelos World Award of Education 1996". Archived from the original on May 5, 2014. Retrieved August 14, 2013.
  4. ^ Le site officiel du Mont-Royal / Université de Montréal / Pavillon Roger-Gaudry. Ville de Montréal. Accessed 22 January 2019
  • Elizabeth Lumley (1997). Canadian Who's Who. University of Toronto Press.
Academic offices
Preceded by
Irénée Lussier
Recteur de l'Université de Montréal
1965 – 1975
Succeeded by
Paul Lacoste