Canadian Museum of History welcomes Richard Boudreault to its Board of Trustees

June 27, 2024
For immediate release

The Canadian Museum of History is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Boudreault to its Board of Trustees. A distinguished leader in governance, sustainability, and technological innovation, Mr. Boudreault brings a wealth of expertise and a profound commitment to advancing cultural and scientific initiatives. The Honourable Pascale St-Onge, Minister of Canadian Heritage, announced the appointment earlier today.

Mr. Boudreault holds an engineering degree from Cornell University and an MBA specializing in finance and innovation from the University of Sherbrooke. He is currently pursuing a doctoral program in business administration, with a focus on sustainability, as a Vanier Scholar. His professional journey has included founding 19 companies and serving on over 30 boards of directors, where he has chaired audit, finance and risk committees.

His leadership extends to significant roles at Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) and the Montreal Science Centre. He served as the inaugural chairperson of Polar Knowledge Canada and helped to establish the Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS), where polar sciences and traditional knowledge of First Nations and Inuit people cohabit and thrive. Mr. Boudreault’s dedication to education is evident through his positions as Chair of the Board of Governors at the First Nations University of Canada, Vice-Chair of Aurora College, and Director at the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS). He also holds associate professorships at École Polytechnique de Montréal and the University of Waterloo.

“Richard Boudreault is deeply committed to fostering inclusion and advancing scientific research, particularly in the Arctic,” said Carole Beaulieu, Chair of the Canadian Museum of History Board of Trustees. “His extensive experience and dedication to excellence will undoubtedly enrich the Museum’s governance and strategic initiatives.”

Mr. Boudreault’s contributions have been recognized with numerous prestigious awards, including the Lionel Boulet Award, the Gold Medal of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, and the George E. Pake Award from the American Physics Society. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and the World Academy of Art and Science, reflecting his significant impact on global scientific discourse.

A veteran of the Canadian Armes Forces, and a proud descendant of Mohawk-Haudenosaunee and Innu-Naskapi ancestors, Mr. Boudreault brings a unique perspective and unwavering dedication to his role on the Board of Trustees of the Canadian Museum of History. His appointment underscores a commitment to excellence in governance and to the Museum’s mission to inspire a deeper understanding and appreciation of Canada’s rich cultural heritage.

The Canadian Museum of History would also like to thank Amanda Kinglsey Malo for her service and work as a Trustee. During her six years with the Board, Ms. Kingsley Malo has played an important role in a number of key Museum initiatives, including the ongoing cultural transformation of our Museums.

The Canadian Museum of History operates the Canadian Museum of History, the Canadian War Museum, and the Virtual Museum of New France. Together, these Museums function as centres for research and public information on the history of Canada. Their principal role is to enhance Canadians’ knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the events, experiences, people and objects that have shaped Canada’s history and identity. Work of the Canadian Museum of History is made possible in part through financial support of the Government of Canada.

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