Alan Viau has an eclectic educational background:

  • BSc in Biochemistry/ Nutrition from University of Ottawa
  • PhD in Chemistry from the University of Waterloo
  • Masters Certificate in Marketing from Richard Ivery School of Business
  • Master Certificate in Public Administration from Sprott School of Business
  • Certified Yoga Instructor
  • Minister of Religion

His work history reflects an eclectic experience:

  • In private industry in senior management roles for Hewlett-Packard, and Corel Corporation.
  • As a consultant providing science-policy advice, and consulting to various Government of Canada departments (Shared Services Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Health Canada, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada, Department of National Defense, and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission), Government of Nunavut, and non-profit organizations.
  • In public service as scientific advisor, and IT senior manager in the Government of Canada departments: Health Canada, Public Services and Procurement Canada, Correctional Service Canada.
  • In the not-for-profit sector as board member of Guelph Children Singers, Planned Parenthood, Suzart Productions, Loose Tea Music Theatre. He has also directed and stage managed several musical theatre productions.

On a Personal Note:

  • Married since 1981 to his sweetheart, Maureen.
  • Has three fabulous adult children
  • Completed triathlons and marathons
  • Trained in martial arts for 20 years
  • Cancer survivor – three diagnosed at the same time (bladder, kidney, prostate)
  • Has performed over 1400 weddings, baptisms, and memorial services in the Ottawa area
  • Avid gardener
  • Fosters sick cats and kittens
  • Santa Claus