Senator Rosa Galvez

Professor, Environmental Engineering, Laval University, Senator, Senate of Canada

Environment, Environmental engineering, Climate change, Pollution control, Waste water treatment, Infrastructure, Contamination, Oil pollution, Solid waste management, Soil, Water, Senate, Energy policy, Natural resources policy


2018 Meritorious Service Award for Professional Service recipient speech: Rosa Galvez

The Honourable Senator Rosa Galvez accepts the 2018 Meritorious Service Award for Professional Service from Engineers Canada.

As a professor and department head of Civil and Water Engineering at Laval University, she drove significant improvements, including the establishment of an environmental research laboratory and the addition of important research and equipment funding for the department. She’s currently serving as chair of the Senate Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Committee, where she’s showcasing how engineers can transform policy-making through evidence-and fact-based approaches.

2018 Meritorious Service Award for Professional Service | Senator Rosa Galvez

During her second year of undergraduate studies, Nicknamed "the Lady of the Lake" in the media, the Honorable Senator Rosa Galvez has had an exceptional career, marked by its dedication to strengthening the engineering profession and protecting the environment. As professor and head of the Department of Civil Engineering and Water Engineering at Laval University, she led major improvements, including the opening of an environmental research laboratory and the funding of research and development. equipment for the department. Because of his work on the terrible oil fire in Lac-Mégantic, which earned him international recognition, he was also asked to give lectures as part of the 2017–2018 Canada-wide tour of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering . She currently chairs the Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources, in which she demonstrates how engineers can transform the policy-making process through evidence-based and evidence-based approaches.


Rosa Galvez is an environmental engineer, professor at Laval University in Quebec, and a Senator for Quebec. Her field of expertise includes water and wastewater treatment processes, municipal and hazardous waste management, sustainable development, soil rehabilitation, environmental impacts assessments and climate change. Galvez was appointed to the Senate of Canada under the recommendation of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in December 2016.


  • Environment
  • Environmental engineering
  • Climate change
  • Pollution control
  • Waste water treatment
  • Infrastructure
  • Contamination
  • Oil pollution
  • Solid waste management
  • Soil
  • Water
  • Senate
  • Energy policy
  • Natural resources policy