Dr. Desmarais is a full professor, a former Canada Research Chair in applied social psychology, and the current associate vice-president (academic) at the University of Guelph. He is an active researcher and has authored and co-authored a variety of well-respected publications. He began his work with the University of Guelph in 1995. Dr. Desmarais’s expertise in various forms of research methods along with his training in applied social psychology will be invaluable as we gather information from the University community and interpret this feedback to capture the views and perceptions of its members.
Dr. Desmarais will gather and analyze feedback from community consultations to shape the Strategic Renewal project’s final recommendations. He will develop the questions that will help us understand what the University of Guelph can and should be.
“This is an excellent opportunity for everyone affiliated with the University to help shape its path forward. This community is deeply invested in the University and recognizes its amazing potential. Together, we will identify what makes this institution great so we can capitalize on opportunities that arise in the years to come.” – Serge Desmarais