It is with great sorrow that the uOttawa community has learned of the passing of Gilles Paquet, economist, Emeritus Professor and founding Director of the Centre on Governance at the Faculty of Social Sciences. Former Dean of Telfer School of Management and former president of the Royal Society of Canada, Mr. Paquet authored or edited over 35 books and over 350 academic papers or book chapters. His specialties were Canadian economic history, urban and regional studies, industrial organization, public management, and governance. He also chaired the Panel presenting the 2006 report on the National Capital Commission Mandate Review. The University extends its deepest condolences to his family, friends, colleagues and former students.