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Master of Ceremonies

Jean-Marie De Koninck

Jean-Marie De Koninck

Professor Emeritus and Sports Commentator

Jean-Marie De Koninck has been a researcher and professor of mathematics at Université Laval for more than forty years and is well known to the scientific community for his work in analytic number theory. He is the author of 18 books and 163 peer reviewed articles in scientific journals. He is now Professor Emeritus. Professor De Koninck has also hosted his own science outreach television show "C'est mathématique!", broadcasted on the French-Canadian channel (Canal Z) and later on TFO (Télévision française de l'Ontario). In 2005, he created the Sciences and Mathematics in Action (SMAC) program whose purpose is to excite kids about science and mathematics. He is well known by the general public as the founder of Operation Red Nose, a road safety operation involving over 55,000 volunteers across Canada. He was also very active in the media during the ten years he acted as President of the Table québécoise de la sécurité routière. He is now a member of the Board for the Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec. Many have also seen him as a color-commentator for nationally televised swim events.

Les sciences et les sports