The Minister of Canadian Heritage and Quebec Lieutenant Pablo Rodriguez announced the reappointment of Dr. Jean Robert as Chairperson of the National Battlefields Commission for a four-year term. This appointment takes effect on June 6, 2023.
Originally appointed as Chairperson of the Commission for a five-year term on June 6, 2018, Dr. Robert is a Senior Advisor at McGill University. He previously worked at CEGEP Champlain-St. Lawrence in various academic roles for nearly 35 years.
Dr. Robert also serves as Vice-Chair of the Central Quebec School Board, Vice-President of the Citadel Foundation, President of Jeffrey Hale Community Partners and the Jeffrey Hale Foundation, as well as board member of the Rouge et Or Basketball Program at Université Laval.
Dr. Robert completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Ottawa, Université Laval, University of Maine, McGill University and Harvard University. He is also a past Canadian representative of the Morehead-Cain Scholarship program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The National Battlefields Commission is a federal government agency in the Canadian Heritage Portfolio.