June 5, 2018
Osler is proud to announce that Monique Jérôme-Forget was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws at McGill University’s Spring 2018 Convocation. Monique is one of 14 honorary doctorate recipients – all exceptional individuals who, according to McGill, have excelled in different fields, but are united in their commitment to having a positive impact on society as a whole.
“This year’s honorary doctorate recipients include people who have broken important ground here in Québec and around the world, and have improved lives and well-being for populations around the globe,” says Professor Suzanne Fortier, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill.
Monique is a Special Advisor in Osler’s Montréal office who “embodies the ideals of public service.” Among her many elected appointments and positions, Monique was a Member of Québec’s National Assembly, Minister of Government Services and the first woman to serve simultaneously as President of Québec’s Treasury Board and Minister of Finance.
In 2010, she was appointed by the federal Minister of Finance to the Economic Advisory Council which is made up of 11 high profile members from across Canada. Since 2013, she has served on the Board of Directors of the Bank of Canada and also chairs the Human Resources and Compensation Committee. She is an active participant on the Executive Committee as well as the Governance Committee. She was also part of a task force that examined the measures to put in place to allow Québec businesses to better protect themselves from hostile takeover bids and foster the development of head offices.
Monique devotes significant time and energy to a number of community, cultural, medical and educational organizations, including the OECD as the founder and first president of the Social Policy Committee, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the World Health Organization, the Québec Foundation for the Environment, International Commission for Workers Compensation, The Queen’s University Institute for Intergovernmental Relations, McGill University Institute for Canadian Studies and the Canadian Medical Council.
In recognition of her many contributions to public service, Monique was appointed Officer of the Ordre national du Québec in 2013 and Member of the Order of Canada in 2015.
For more information, read the April 27, 2018 announcement from McGill University.