Board Director; President and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University
In 2016 Professor Fortier was appointed to the Canadian Federal Minister of Finance’s Advisory Council on Economic Growth and in 2017 was appointed Vice-Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global University Leaders Forum (GULF). She also serves on the Canadian Business-Higher Education Roundtable, the Board of Directors of Montreal International, the Conference Board of Canada, the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation, and the Catalyst Canada Advisory Board. She is a Member of the Executive of the Board of Directors of the Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire (BCI) and is an Academic Member of the Board of Governors of the Technion Israel Institute of Technology.
Professor Fortier was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2018. She holds honorary doctorates from Thompson Rivers University, Carleton University, and the University of Glasgow and is an officer of France’s National Order of Merit, a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and was named a Specially Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (2015).