News of Our Members

News of Our Members

We invite APRUO members to share news of special achievements, such as honors,  contributions to  community projects, and to scholarly societies,, book publications etc. Upon review, news and information from members are posted on this page.

Robert Major, Faculty of Arts,  has published a book entitled Identité, appartenances: Un parcours franco-ontarien with the University of Ottawa Press. This autobiography chronicles the challenges of life as a Franco-Ontarian, with a particular focus on Professor Major's career at the University of Ottawa. The book reflects on the University of Ottawa and its historical role, asking the fundamental question: what does it mean to be Franco-Ontarian? For further details, see

André Desrochers has been a retired professor since 2019 in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences in the Faculty of Science. As scientific director of the UNESCO application file, he played a key role in Anticosti Island's nomination as a UNESCO World Heritage Site which was proclaimed on September 19, 2023.  This is the fruit of long and rigorous scientific work. The island is considered the world's best scientific archive of the Earth's first mass extinction.

François Mai, Faculty of Medicine, has published the following books since his retirement in 1995: Mr. François Cycling Escapades : From Tryke to Tryke (Friesen Press, 2022). Friesen Press; With Hope in My Heart (Musings of a Spirited Psychiatrist (Friesen Press, 2022); Father Unknown (Austin-Macauley, 2017); and Diagnosing Genius: The Life and Death of Beethoven (McGill/Queens University Press., 2007).

N. Leo Benoiton, Emeritus professor in Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, retiree from Faculty of Medicine in 1995 ( published Chemistry of Peptide Synthesis (Taylor and Francis, 2005).