Minister

Marie Malavoy, Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports

François Blais

 Minister of Education, Higher Education, Research and Science
 Minister responsable of Recreation and Sports
 Member for Charlesbourg

Born in Saint-Patrice-de-Beaurivage on January 27, 1961
De facto spouse and father of five children

Education

  • Postdoctoral studies at the Centre de recherche en droit public, Université de Montréal
  • Doctorate in philosophy, Université du Québec à Montréal (1992)
  • Master’s degree in philosophy, Université du Québec à Montréal (1987)
  • Bachelor’s degree in social service, Université Laval (1983)

Professional Experience

  • Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences (more than 5,000 students in 5 departments), Université Laval (2006-2014)
  • Department head, Department of Political Science, Université Laval (2003-2006)
  • Professor, Department of Political Science, Université Laval (1992)

Community and Political Involvement

  • Member of the board of directors of the Centre d’information et de référence de la Capitale-Nationale et de la Chaudière-Appalaches (211 service)
  • Member of the steering committee of the Réseau interuniversitaire en santé of Université Laval
  • Candidate for the rectorship of Université Laval
  • Member of the Conseil du trésor du Québec’s advisory committee for enhancing the image of and promoting the public sector
  • Member of the board of directors of the Centre jeunesse de Québec – Institut universitaire
  • Member of the Conseil du trésor’s working committee on the relationship between the government and universities
  • Chair of the steering committee of the Research Chair in Democracy and Parliamentary Institutions
  • Chair of the steering committee of the Observatoire démographique et statistique de l’espace francophone
  • Member of the board of directors of the Institut québécois des hautes études internationales
  • Member of the board of directors of the Institut Hydro-Québec en environnement, développement et société
  • Chair of the institutional committee on the situation of Aboriginal students at Université Laval