Denis Brière, who was rector of Laval University for 10 years, died on Friday, we learned today.
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Mr. Brière was 76 years old. He served as rector from 2007 to 2017.
A native of Sainte-Martine, in Montérégie, he obtained a bachelor's degree from the Faculty of Forestry and Geomatics at Université Laval in 1972. Seven years later, he obtained a doctorate in land use planning from the Faculty of Forestry at UBC. , in Vancouver.
He became dean of the Faculty of Forestry and Geomatics at Laval University in 2000 before being elected the institution's 25th rector.
The funeral will take place on July 22 at the Saint-Dominique de Québec church.
More details to come.