Rémy Tremblay was born in Québec City and graduated from Laval (Université Laval) where he also obtained his masters degree in Geography. In 2000, he received a PhD in Geography from the University of Ottawa.His work investigates the many sociospatial dimensions of the North American city, in both its center core and suburbs.
Between 2002 and 2004, Rémy Tremblay completed a postdoctorate transfer of work at the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS-urbanisation, culture et société) in Montréal. During this two-year period, he furthered his research on cities’ sociospatial factors affecting the North American knowledge-based economy.
Since June 2005, Rémy Tremblay is professor at Télé-université (UQAM’s distance learning school). Professor Tremblay is currently Canada Research Chair on Knowledge Cities and director of l’Équipe de recherche sur les villes du savoir (ERVS - research team on knowledge cities), a laboratory funded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). He has been accredited to supervise graduate students in urban studies and tourism at UQAM and INRS-UCS.
Rémy Tremblay is co-editor of the Canadian Journal of Regional Science. In addition, he is Fellow (FRGS), as well as Certified Geographer (Cgeog) of the Royal Geographical Society (UK) ; Fellow of the Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions, Florida Atlantic University ; Research Scientist, Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa.