Quebec City, December 9, 2015 – Hill+Knowlton Strategies is pleased to welcome Dr. Yves Bolduc as special adviser in its Quebec City office. He will contribute to the firm’s business development efforts within the Quebec marketplace and nationally with the firm’s nine offices across Canada.
“Throughout his career as a doctor, manager, professor and politician, Dr. Bolduc has devoted himself to serving others. We very much look forward to joining forces with him as we help provide effective solutions for our clients,” says Josiane Hébert, vice-president, public and government affairs and acting general manager of the Quebec City office. “Dr. Bolduc’s illustrious career speaks for itself, and his professional experience makes him an exceptional addition to our team.”
Holding a degree in medicine from Université Laval, Dr. Bolduc earned a graduate degree in bioethics from Université du Québec à Chicoutimi and a master’s degree in public administration from École nationale d’administration publique (ÉNAP). He has practiced medicine in a number of communities, most notably Abitibi-Témiscamingue and Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean, as well as in Ontario and as a Canadian civil aviation physician. He was also a professor of clinical medicine with the family medicine unit of the CSSS de Lac-Saint-Jean Est (Université de Sherbrooke) and an associate professor in the faculty of human sciences at Université du Québec à Chicoutimi.
Over the course of his career, he has most notably served as head of general medicine at the Centre Hospitalier Rouyn-Noranda, coroner, assistant professor in the faculty of family medicine at Université de Sherbrooke, associate professor in the faculty of human sciences at Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, and associate general practitioner at the Clinique de médecine générale d’Alma. Moreover, his contributions have been highlighted as a member of the Association des conseils des médecins, dentistes et pharmaciens du Québec, an organization for which he also served as president from 2002 to 2007. In June of 2008, he was appointed Minister of Health and Social Services and remained in this position until September of 2012. He ended his political career as Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports as well as Minister of Higher Education, Research and Science earlier this year.
“I am delighted to be joining the team at Hill+Knowlton Strategies,” says Dr. Bolduc. “I find this new challenge especially motivating, combining the two aspects of my professional career that are of particular importance to me: people and business.”