Robert Proulx has been serving as president of the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) since January 2013.
Dr. Proulx is a director on the board of Universities Canada.
Dr. Proulx has made a career at UQAM. Since 2008, he has acted as vice-president of Academic Life, a mandate that led him to serve on UQAM’s governing bodies and participate in CRÉPUQ’s Academic Affairs Committee, as well as the Université du Québec’s Education and Research Commission.
With a Ph.D. in psychology from the Université de Montréal, as well as a bachelor’s and master’s degree in psychology from UQAM, Dr. Proulx was a professor in UQAM’s Department of Psychology from 1978 to 2007. He also headed this department from 1994 to 1997. From 1999 to 2008, he served as dean of the Faculty of Humanities. In addition, he has worked as a professor and researcher in the field of artificial intelligence and cognitive science.
As a founding member of UQAM’s Cognitive Science Institute, Dr. Proulx was also in charge of LEINA, the Natural and Artificial Intelligence Research Laboratory, from 1994 to 2007. He has authored dozens of publications and scientific papers in the field of psychology and cognitive science.