Biography of Benoit-Antoine Bacon
Benoit-Antoine Bacon was appointed provost and vice-principal (academic) by Queen’s Board of
Trustees for a five-year term, effective Aug. 1, 2016. Dr. Bacon has served as the provost and vicepresident, academic affairs, at Concordia University since July 2013.
Dr. Bacon holds a PhD in neuropsychology from the University of Montreal (1999), after which he
undertook an NSERC-funded post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Glasgow, U.K.
He joined Bishop’s University as an assistant professor of Psychology in 2004. He was appointed chair of
Bishop’s Department of Psychology in 2008, and he was granted full professorship in 2012. He is a threetime recipient of Bishop’s Merit Award for exceptional performance in teaching and research.
From 2008 to 2010, Dr. Bacon was the academic chief negotiator for the Association of Professors of
Bishop’s University on several collective agreements. He served as dean of the Faculty of Arts and
Science from 2011 to 2013, and concurrently as associate vice-principal, research, from 2012 to 2013.
Dr. Bacon’s research in the field of cognitive neuroscience focuses on the links between brain activity
and perception in the visual and auditory systems, as well as on multisensory integration. He remains
associated with the Montreal-based Neuropsychology and Cognition Research Center, which is funded
by the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS).