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New Executive Director at the Institut du cancer de Montréal

Photo - Nouvelle directrice générale de l’Institut du cancer de Montréal

The Board of Directors of the Institut du cancer de Montréal is pleased to announce the appointment of Michelle Brisebois as Executive Director. Ms Brisebois’ appointment is effective as of January 1, 2018.

Ms. Brisebois has several years of experience in philanthropy. For the past four years, she has held the position of Deputy Director General of the Cité de la Santé Foundation in Laval, where she concurrently held the position of Acting Director General. The care of her approach and her conscientious listening were indicators for the members of the Board of Directors of the Institut du cancer de Montréal that she was the perfect candidate for the position.

Chairman Mr. André Boulanger and Board Members thank the outgoing Executive Director, Ms. Maral Tersakian for her 30 years of service. Last September, Ms. Tersakian announced her desire to leave the Institute's Executive Board to pursue new challenges while remaining Board Secretary and Strategic Advisor to the Chair.

Over the years, Ms. Tersakian has, through vision and expertise, preserved the unique character of this foundation while ensuring its growth. Under Ms. Tersakian’s direction, the Institut has become increasingly focused on philanthropy aimed at funding research and training in the field of oncology.

During the last meeting on December 18th Chairman of the Board Mr. Boulanger stated that, "we thank Ms. Tersakian for her exemplary dedication to the development of the Institut du cancer de Montréal where she leaves an indelible mark. She will pass the baton on to Ms. Brisebois who has extensive philanthropic experience and who will work in partnership with researchers, donors, administrators and volunteers to continue the fight against cancer that our institution began back in 1947.’’ Chairman Boulanger assures Ms. Brisebois their collaborative support.

About the Institut du cancer de Montréal

The Institut du cancer de Montréal is a non-profit organization, which is part of the Centre hospitalier universitaire de Montréal (CHUM) and the Université de Montréal. This year, the Institut celebrates its 70th year in the fight against cancer, now the oldest French-speaking organization dedicated to cancer research in America. The Institut has trained over one hundred researchers since its creation and contributed to the global fight against cancer. Researchers affiliated with the Institut are among the best in the world and work to enable medical advancements that save lives every day and gives hope to thousands of families in Quebec. Each year, the Institute organizes seven major events, including the Concert contre le Cancer and the Casino contre le Cancer, as well as oversees numerous personal fundraising initiatives.