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Professor Normand Labrie appointed as Associate Dean, Programs

March 7, 2019

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Congratulations to Professor Normand Labrie of the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, who has been appointed as Associate Dean, Programs, for a three-year term beginning July 1, 2019.

Professor 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. He is currently finishing a term as Interim President of the Université de l'Ontario français (UOF). Professor Labrie is a member of the Governing Council of SSHRC, and the Chair of SSHRC’s Programs Committee.

A professor at OISE since 1991, Professor Labrie has a long and successful history of leadership at our Institute. Highlights of his service include terms spent as Acting Associate Dean, Programs, as Associate Dean, Research, as Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies, and as Centre Head of the Centre for Franco-Ontarian Studies (CREFO). From 2012 to 2015, Professor Labrie served as Scientific Director (Assistant Deputy Minister level position) at Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture.

Alongside this wealth of administrative experience, Professor Labrie is a productive, internationally influential scholar with teaching and research programs in the areas of bilingualism and multilingualism, linguistic politics, linguistic minorities, language contact, and discourse analysis. He is a committed teacher who has supervised numerous Master’s and Ph.D. students, many of whom now occupy notable faculty and professional positions. The extensive academic expertise and leadership experience Professor Labrie brings to the Programs portfolio will be of enormous benefit to students, faculty and staff alike, and will help OISE make strides as we continue to pursue our Academic Plan.