Yves Beauchamp

  • Yves Beauchamp holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and a Master’s degree in Industrial Hygiene and Safety from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR) as well as a Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Industrial Engineering, with a specialization in Applied Ergonomics, from the University of West Virginia. Starting out as a professor at the Industrial Engineering department of the UQTR from 1987 to 1992, he next joined the Mechanical Engineering department of the École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS), where he worked as a professor from 1992 to 1997, and then as the chairman of the department from 1997 to 1999.


    Professor Beauchamp is an expert in the fields of Ergonomics, Occupational Health and Safety and in the Design of Experiments. In the field of Ergonomics, he is particularly interested in the psychophysical, physiological and biomechanical dimensions of comparative evaluation of tools, equipments, and work methods. With funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) from 1989 to 2005, he collaborated with the Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST) and with researchers from other Quebec universities in many research projects. Mr. Beauchamp has participated closely in the training of about twenty postgraduate students. He has authored and co-authored more than a hundred articles published in international scientific journals, with review committees, national and international conference reports as well as on many scientific and technical reports.


    From 1999 to June 2003, he was nominated Director of Academic and Research Affairs at the ÉTS. In that capacity, he was in charge of academic programs, applied research, professional retraining, teaching management, admissions and Library services. From 2002 to 2003, he took the helm as interim Director-General (CEO) of the ÉTS, before being officially appointed to the position in June 2003, for an initial five-year term. In June 2008, his mandate has been renewed for another five-year term. In June 2010, he was named fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.


    Dr. Beauchamp is a member of a number of boards of directors, including: the Board of Governors of the Université du Québec; the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC); the Conference of Rectors and Principals of Quebec Universities; the Committee of Deans of Engineering Faculties and Schools of Québec; IOHE (Inter-American Organization for Higher Education, serving as treasurer); CRIM (Montreal’s applied research centre in Information Technologies, Vice-President of the Board of Directors); CRIQ (Centre de recherche industrielle du Québec); Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal; the Technopôle Angus (urban business park); the Montreal Museum of Archaeology and History – Pointe-À-Callière; the Université de Technologie de Compiègne (UTC France).

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