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Normand Labrie
Associate Dean, Programs


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Dr. Normand Labrie is a widely respected, distinguished academic who has been recognized by a number of prestigious honours, and has held several senior administrative positions at OISE and elsewhere.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and Chevalier of the Order of La Pléiade, Assembly of Parliamentarians of the Francophonie. Dr. Labrie is also a member of the Governing Council of SSHRC and the Chair of SSHRC’s Programs Committee. From 2012 to 2015, he served as Scientific Director at Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture, and from 2018 to 2019 as Interim President of the Université de l'Ontario français (UOF).

A professor in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, Professor Labrie has been at OISE since 1991 and holds a long and successful history of leadership at the Institute. Highlights of his service include terms spent as Acting Associate Dean, Programs; Associate Dean, Research; Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies; and Head, Centre for Franco-Ontarian Studies (CREFO). 

Alongside this wealth of administrative experience, Professor Labrie is an internationally influential scholar with teaching and research programs in the areas of bilingualism and multilingualism, linguistic politics, linguistic minorities, language contact, and discourse analysis.