François Tavenas

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François Tavenas, OQ (12 September 1942 – 13 February 2004) was a Canadian engineer and academic.

Born in Bourg-de-Péage, Drôme, France, he received an engineering degree in civil engineering from Institut national des sciences appliquées de Lyon in 1963 and a Doctorate with specialization in soil mechanics in 1965 from the Université de Grenoble. In 1968, he moved to Canada to become a lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering at Université Laval. A Canadian citizen since 15 July 1971, he became an assistant professor in 1970, an associate professor in 1973, and a professor in 1978. He was the Dean, Faculty of Science and Engineering from 1985 to 1989.

From 1989 to 1990, he was the Vice-Principal (Planning and Computing) at McGill University. From 1990 to 1997, he was the Vice-Principal (Planning and Resources) at McGill University. From 1995 to 1997, he was the Acting Vice-Principal (Macdonald Campus). As well, he was a Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics. In 1997, he was appointed the rector of Université Laval and a Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering and in 2003 left to become the founding rector of the Université du Luxembourg.



  • "François Tavenas, 1942–2004". McGill University. 
  • "Luxembourg Government" (PDF). 
Preceded by
Michel Gervais
Rector of Université Laval
Succeeded by
Michel Pigeon
Preceded by
Founding Rector
Rector of University of Luxembourg
Succeeded by
Rolf Tarrach
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