Dr. Benoit-Antoine Bacon

JOB TITLE: President and Vice-Chancellor



Dr. Benoit-Antoine Bacon started his mandate as President and Vice-Chancellor of Carleton University on July 1, 2018, and he was recently renewed for a second five-year term. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Universities Canada and on the Executive Committee of the Council of Ontario Universities.

He joined Carleton from Queen’s University where he served as Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic). He previously served as Provost and Vice-President (Academic Affairs) at Concordia University in his hometown of Montreal where he was recognized with an award as Concordia University’s Sustainability Champion.

Sharing his own lived experience, he advocates for open conversations about mental health and substance use. These efforts have been recognized with a Transformational Leader Inspiration Award from the Royal Ottawa Hospital, and the Honorary Presidency of the Canadian Psychological Association.