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University mourns passing of former Provost Richard Marceau

Dr. Richard Marceau served as the university's Provost and Vice-President, Academic from 2005 to 2013.
Dr. Richard Marceau served as the university's Provost and Vice-President, Academic from 2005 to 2013.

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology is deeply saddened by the passing of Dr. Richard Marceau, an influential senior leader throughout the university’s earliest years. Dr. Marceau passed away September 25 at the age of 63. The university expresses its deepest sympathy to Richard’s wife, family, colleagues and friends.

Visitation will take place on Wednesday, October 5 at Weaver Family Funeral Home, 77 Second Street, Campbellford, Ontario from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The funeral will begin at 1:30 p.m. Flags at all university locations will be lowered on that day.

For more than eight years, Dr. Marceau led the university’s academic team as Provost and Vice-President, Academic, overseeing the remarkable growth of its undergraduate and graduate programs. His accomplishments at the university between 2005 and 2013 include establishing the Office of Graduate Studies; the emergence of Energy Systems and Nuclear Engineering as the university’s seventh faculty; and the creation of numerous pathways and signing of articulation agreements that provide college-to-university transfer opportunities with Durham College and others.

Dr. Marceau also served as Acting Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science; earned the university’s first United States research patent; and built the Electric Power and Energy Engineering Consortium with industrial partners and seven other Ontario universities. He served on numerous volunteer boards such as the Parkwood Foundation and National Historic Site where he assumed the role of President. 

In June 2013, Dr. Marceau moved to Memorial University of Newfoundland as Vice-President, Research, where he worked tirelessly to enhance Memorial’s research capacity.

 

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