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CAUT Bulletin Archives

May 2016

Remembering Jacques St-Pierre

Jacques St-Pierre, 12th president of CAUT, and Université de Montréal professor emeritus, died March 29, 2016 at age 95.

St-Pierre was a pioneer in the field of mathematical statistics teaching and research. At Université de Montréal he played a major role in establishing the university’s centre for statistics (1954), computing centre (1964), IT and operational research department (1966) and mathematical research centre (1969), all of which he successively managed following their inauguration.

From 1964 to 1966, he served two terms with CAUT in Ottawa, first as vice-president, then as president. After serving on the board of Université de Montréal from 1967 to 1971, he went on to hold the position of vice-rector of planning from 1972 to 1982. In recognition of his endeavours, St-Pierre was appointed a member of the Order of Canada in 1991 and a knight of the National Order of Quebec in 1999.

Following his retirement in 1983, he established and managed the IT services teaching department at Université de Montréal (1984–1998) and presided over the university’s association for retired professors from 1985 to 2011.