20 Questions with Guy Sauvageau

Guy Sauvageau, PhD

Principal Investigator, Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC); Professor, Faculty of Medicine , Hematology, Maisonneuve Université de Montréal; Hematologist, Department of Hematology Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital; Scientific Founder and CEO, ExCellThera


20 Questions with Guy Sauvageau

1. Where did you grow up?

Montreal. I was born and raised in a suburb of Montreal called Laval, in a small township called Fabreville. It was a relatively poor neighbourhood back then.

2. Where did you go to school?
I went to university here in Montreal, to the Université de Montreal. I did my medical school and also a master’s degree specializing in hematology. I then went to do my PhD at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

3. What did you want to be when you grew up?
I think, like many young kids, I wanted to do everything. I wanted to be a doctor for sure, because I had so much passion for science in general. But I remember I also wanted to be a lawyer. At one point I said, I’ll do both, but then you know, time catches up, maturity kicks in, and you realize that one is plenty.

Read the full interview here.

Published in October 2021.