October 21, 2010
Michèle Stanton-Jean, MA (History), M.Ed. (Education), LL.D., Concordia (Honorary) is presently Guest Scholar at the Centre de Recherche en droit public at the University of Montreal. She has occupied many important functions at the provincial, federal, and international level. She was Health Canada Deputy Minister (1993 to 1998) and Special Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs on Health and Social Affairs at the Canada Permanent Mission to the European Union in Brussels (1998 to 2000). From 1998, she was a member of the International Bioethics Committee (IBC), UNESCO that she has chaired from 2002 to 2005. During that period the IBC has drafted the International Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights, adopted by the General Conference of UNESCO on October 19, 2005. She is also Chair of the Canadian Commission for the UNESCO, Vice-Chair of the board of the Fonds de Recherche en Santé du Québec (FRSQ). She chairs the FRSQ Comité d’éthique de la recherche et d’intégrité scientifique. She is the Co-Director of the Institut international de recherche en éthique biomédicale (IIREB) and was a member of the Quebec Commission on Ethics in Science and Technology (CEST) from 2001 to 2007. She has authored or contributed to many books and articles related to ethics, history, health, and adult education. She is an Officer of the National Order of Québec.