The mandates of the Chief Scientist of Québec are:

  • To advise the ministre de l’Économie et de l’Innovation on matters pertaining to the development of research and science in Québec;
  • To foster the excellence, position and influence of Québec research in Canada and internationally, especially through partnership development;
  • To chair the boards of directors of each of the three Québec research Funds, and coordinate issues of common concern and the development of cross-sectoral research;
  • To administer the human, material, financial and information resources of the three Funds;
  • To promote careers in research and scientific culture.