(Montreal) The University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM) has a new rector as of this Thursday, Stéphane Pallage, a former rector of the University of Luxembourg.

His appointment was confirmed Wednesday evening by the Council of Ministers of the Government of Quebec.

Stéphane Pallage’s application file indicates that he evolved at UQAM for 22 years, notably as professor-researcher, specialist in international development, vice-dean for research, then dean.

It was in 2018 that he was appointed rector of the University of Luxembourg.

Last month, UQAM’s Board of Directors recommended the appointment of Stéphane Pallage as rector.

The Rector is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the University. It oversees the implementation and monitoring of the decisions of university bodies and is responsible for relations with governments and institutional partners. He also ensures relations with graduates and the UQAM Foundation. Finally, he is responsible for the Communications Service and the Alumni Office.

Louis Baron was the interim rector of the University of Quebec in Montreal since last January.