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Awards and Distinctions Committee

The Université Laval Awards and Distinctions Committee (CPDUL) leads and coordinates the nomination of University faculty members, instructors, and researchers—together with other members of the University community—for honours, awards, medals, and fellowships. Its work boosts the reputation of the University and in so doing helps recruit students.

Note that the Committee is not involved in awards for students.

Learn more about the selection process for honorary doctorates (PDF)


Name and office Role Mandate

Voting members

Joël de la Noüe

Professor Emeritus, Committee Chair

2018-03-13 to 2021-03-12
Marie Audette

President, Academic Council


  Vice Chair 2018-04-10 to 2021-03-12
Charles M. Morin

President, Research Board


Between four and six faculty members, emeriti, retirees, administrators, or associate professors, with at least one representing the humanities, arts and letters; one the pure and applied sciences; and one the health sciences.

Jean-Marie De Koninck
(Pure and Applied Sciences)


2018-06-05 to 2021-06-04

Jean-René Roy
(Pure and Applied Sciences)
  2016-03-09 to 2019-03-08
Chantal Hébert
  2018-06-05 to 2021-06-04
Marie-Françoise Legendre
  2018-04-24 to 2021-04-23
Thérèse Di Paolo-Chênevert
(Health Sciences)
  2018-06-05 to 2021-06-04
Piché, Yves
(Pure and Applied Sciences)
  2018-06-05 to 2021-06-04
Laforest, Jean-Paul Vice Rector Delegate, Human Resources 2017-07-01 to 2020-06-30
Michel J. Tremblay Vice Rector Delegate, Research and Innovation 2017-10-31 to 2020-10-30

Nonvoting members

Marie Godbout Chief of Official Activities and Protocol Ex-officio
Marie-José des Rivières Coordinator Ex-officio

Another key attendee of Committee meetings is Martine Duquet (ext 412609), for administrative and secretarial support.