Event Date: November 16, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm Location: FSS 5028, 120 University Private
Presented by CIPS
Free. Presentation in French. Registration is not required. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.
Guy Saint-Jacques recently retired from the Canadian Foreign Affairs Department, which he joined in 1977. His most recent assignment was as Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China. Throughout his illustrious career, Mr. Saint-Jacques’s postings have included Beijing, Hong Kong, Kinshasa, Washington, and London; in the latter two cases, he was Deputy Head of mission. At Headquarters, he has held numerous positions including Deputy Director, Environment and Energy Division; Director, Assignments Division; and Director General, Personnel Management Bureau. Prior to his appointment as Ambassador to China in October 2012, Mr. Saint-Jacques was Canada’s Chief Negotiator and Ambassador for Climate Change. Fluent in Mandarin, Mr. Saint-Jacques’s ambassadorship in Beijing was his fourth posting to the People’s Republic of China.
Guy Saint-Jacques holds a BA (Geology) from Université de Montréal; and an MA (Land Planning and Regional Development) from Laval University.