Pierre Zundel is the President and CEO of the Collge communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick, a French language college with five campuses in Northern and South Eastern New Brunswick. CCNB is home of CCNB-INNOV, its applied research arm which boasts an NSERC-funded technology access centre focusing on cutting edge manufacturing.
From August 2017 to June 2019, he was Interim President and Vice-Chancellor of Laurentian University. Laurentian is a bilingual and tri-cultural (English, French and Indigenous) university with 10,000 students housed in Sudbury, Ontario. He joined Laurentian in 2016 as Vice-President Academic and Provost. As Interim President, he was Chair of the Board of Directors of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. He was also member of the Board of Directors for USPORT, Canadas university sport coordinating and regulating body.
From 2009-2016, he was President of the University of Sudbury, a bilingual, tri-cultural institution in the Jesuit tradition federated with Laurentian University.
He has taught forestry at both the Universit de Moncton (UdeM) from 1986-1991 and the University of New Brunswick (UNB) from 1991-2009, specializing in logging and forest operations planning. He was Managing Editor of the International Journal of Forest Engineering from 2000-2005. In addition to his work as a professor, he has worked in academic leadership as founding Department Chair of the School of Forest Science at UdeM (1988-91) and as Dean of Renaissance College, UNBs award-winning interdisciplinary leadership school from 2004-2009.
He is a graduate of the University of Toronto (Bachelors and Masters) and of the Universit Laval (PhD) in forestry. He also holds an Emergency Medical Technician (paramedic) diploma and a range of Community College of New Brunswick firefighting certifications.
He was named a 3M National Teaching Fellow by the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in 2003 and received the Educational Leadership Award from the Atlantic Association of Universities in 2002 and the UNB Teaching Professorship in 2001.
He was Vice-Chair of the Board of the Greater Sudbury Development Corporation and formerly Chair of its Community Economic Development Committee. He was a volunteer fire fighter for 13 years, a paramedic for four years and eventually fire chief for six years in the village of Stanley, New Brunswick.