Dr. Yves Gagnon is professor of engineering at the Université de Moncton in Canada, along with being Adjunct Professor at Thaksin University in Thailand. Prior to that, Dr. Gagnon held the position of Visiting Executive at the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada, he was founding President and CEO of the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation and he held the positions of Associate Vice-President of Research, Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, and K.C. Irving Chair in Sustainable Development at the Université de Moncton.
After his undergraduate studies in New Brunswick and Québec as a mechanical engineer, Dr. Gagnon obtained graduate degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the United States, and from the Université de Toulouse, in France. Very active in research, Dr. Gagnon has been supported through various grants and research contracts. His research and innovation work, done in national and international collaborations, has appeared in over 350 publications and reports; and his contributions have been recognized by several prizes. Regularly solicited as an external expert, he has been actively involved in committees, organizations and Board of Directors devoted to technological advancement, the development of knowledge and public policies, and economic and community development. Notably, Dr. Gagnon is Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, where he is responsible of papers on wind energy; and until recently he was Vice-Chair of the Wind Energy Institute of Canada (WEICan) and he was a member of the Executive Committee of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO.
A registered engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick and member of other professional associations, Yves loves outdoor activities. He is an avid hiker with numerous expeditions under his belt, including twice to Mount Everest’s Base Camp. He also enjoys traveling and doing activities with his daughter Gabrielle, with whom he has made hiking expeditions in Eastern Canada, in the Pyrénées and the Alps in Europe; and cooking gourmet meals with his spouse Mylène.
Mr. Gagnon was first appointed to the Commission effective 1 September 2018 for a four (4) year term by Dieppe City Council.