The Strategic Projects Management Group (SPMG)

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We are a multidisciplinary team focused on maximizing the effective and efficient planning and execution of major institutional and research infrastructure projects and the intake of new faculty. Although this mainly involves overseeing Canada Foundation for Innovation projects, the SPMG is also responsible for other large-scale research initiatives that involve complex planning, design, procurement and project management. 

Strategic projects typically involve significant and specialized research infrastructure, equipment, space and support services. The SPMG is a nexus for information sharing and collaboration and takes appropriate actions and decisions to increase project success and higher degrees of positive user experience and client satisfaction. 

 


 

Key business units

The SPMG comprises four key business units. The solid collaboration between these four units makes SPMG’s strength essential to project success. 

 


 

SPMG Steering committee

The group is governed by the SPMG steering committee and reports relevant matters to the Vice-President, Research and Vice President Resources. Members include:

Guy Levesque, Associate Vice-President (Chair)
Research Support and Infrastructure 

Brigit Viens, Director (Secretariat)
Strategic Development Initiatives 

Marc-Antoine Joly, Associate Vice-President
Facilities

Paul St George, Associate Vice-President
Financial Resources

France Boucher, Director, Trust and Endowment
Financial Resources

Geoffrey Frigon, Senior Director
Asset Management, Planning and Real Estate 

Monica Mendoza, Senior Director and Chief Procurement Officer
Financial Resources

Jean Lapointe, Director
Construction

Eric Fortin, Associate Director
Procurement Services

Simon Moreau, Associate Director
Strategic Development Initiatives

 


 

SPMG recommendations are usually implemented by the Strategic Development Initiatives (SDI) team, who work most closely with the researchers and relevant business units on all aspects of the project, from inception to closure.
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