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Canadian Science Policy Centre | Maryse Lassonde

Maryse Lassonde

President elect, Scientific Director
Royal Society of Canada, Fonds de Recherche du Quebec-Nature et Technologies

Maryse Lassonde holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Université
de Montréal and a Ph.D. from Stanford University. She was a professor of
psychology at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (1977-1988) and
at the Université de Montréal (1988-2013) where she was named professor
emeritus in 2013. Professor Lassonde is the Scientific Director of the
Quebec Science and Technology granting agency (FRQNT) since 2012. Her
research interests are social sciences, health, and biomedical imaging.
More specifically, she studied the normal cognitive development of babies
and children and the cognitive effects of childhood epilepsy and sports
concussions using clinical tests and various imaging procedures. She has
published 5 books, and over 200 book chapters and articles in scientific
journals. She has also given more than 200 invited presentations over the
world. She is a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association, of the
Royal Society of Canada, of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. She
held a Canada Research Chair in Developmental Neuropsychology (2001-
2013). She has received several awards and distinctions. Among them,
Professor Lassonde was named Knight, National Order of Quebec (1999),
Officer, Order of Canada (2012) and is President Elect of the Royal Society
of Canada.