Marc Renaud has been President of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada from 1997 to 2005. In addition to serving on the boards for the Canadian Foundation for Innovation and for the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation, he also serves on various committees for the Networks of Centres of Excellence, the Interim Governing Council of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Canada Research Chairs Program. A professor in the Department of Sociology at the Université de Montréal since 1975, Dr. Renaud also served as president of the Conseil québécois de la recherche sociale and has been a Webster Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research since 1993. He was also the director of the Groupe de recherche sur les aspects sociaux de la santé et de la prévention from 1984 to 1991 and an active member of the National Forum on Health chaired by the Prime Minister. In 1992, he was elected to the Royal Society of Canada and two years later, he was awarded the Prix de l’auteur de l’année by Interface and the Silver Award for Innovative Management from the Institute of Public Administration of Canada. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Collège Saint-Viateur, followed by a bachelor of science and a master’s degree in sociology from the Université de Montréal, and a PhD in sociology from the University of Wisconsin in 1976.