Michel Piché

Board Member

Michel Piche
Q: Why do you volunteer on the Board of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute?
A: The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute is a world-class research facility that has achieved considerable success since its creation in 2001. The OHRI strives to develop solutions to critical health issues and serves as an excellent training ground for future researchers. From my involvement with Carleton and the National Research Council, I have come to appreciate the importance of providing an environment where existing and future researchers can develop and achieve their goals. Being part of a Board that aims to support the work of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute as it implements its strategic vision is a privilege and I look forward to being able to contribute.

Michel Piché is a CPA with over 20 years’ experience leading corporate services functions in public and private sector organizations covering areas such as Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, and other administrative services. He is presently working as Interim Vice-President Finance and Administration for Laurentian University to help them through their CCAA restructuring. Between 2016 and 2021, he was Vice-President (Finance and Administration) at Carleton University, where he oversaw an extensive capital investment program. Prior to joining Carleton, he served in a variety of agencies and enterprises including the National Research Council of Canada, Central Wire Industries Ltd., the Canadian Red Cross Society, Explosive Technologies International, and Northern Telephone Ltd.

Mr. Piché obtained his Masters in Public Administration at l’Ecole Nationale d’Administration Publique of the Université du Québec. He is also a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and Chartered Director (C.Dir.).

He has been involved with CPA Ontario for the last ten years in developing and presenting workshops on Integrated Planning and Budgeting, and is a member of the Board of the Canadian Association of University Business Officers (CAUBO). He previously taught at Nipissing University as part of their B. Comm. distance-learning program, and previously served on the Board of Directors of the Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO).