Gilles Vincent, currently an associate researcher at the IRBV, has just been made a member of the Order of Canada for his his leadership in the botanical garden community and for advancing phytotechnologies at home and abroad.
Gilles was a botanist at the IRBV and the Montreal Botanical Garden for many years before becoming director of the Botanical Garden until 2014. He has since been a special consultant at the Chenshan Botanical Garden in Shanghai where, in partnership with the IRBV, he pursues his research on the use of plants for the treatment of wastewater.
Gilles has significantly contributed to the development of the IRBV and the Montreal Botanical Garden. This is not his first prestigious honour, as he was made a member of the Ordre national du Québec in 2014.