Sylvie A. Lamoureux


Sylvie A. Lamoureux
Full Professor, Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute (OLBI), Faculty of Arts, and Associate Vice-Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, University of Ottawa and Authorized to supervise theses; Member of the College of the Royal Society of Canada (2015-2022). Ontario Certified Teacher(191028).

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Higher Education, OISE, University of Toronto (2007-2008)
Ph.D., Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto (2007)
M.Ed., Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto (1995)
B.Ed., (Intermédiaire/Supérieur, Histoire et Chimie), Faculté d’éducation, Université d’Ottawa 1990
B.Sc. (lib), Université Laurentienne, 1989
B.A. spécialisé (Histoire), Université Laurentienne, 1987
Certificat de bilinguisme (Français / Anglais), Université Laurentienne 1987

Room: 70 Laurier Avenue East, Room23
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I am a Francohone from Sudbury, Ontario with more than 20 years’ experience in the Franco-Ontarian educational system, in and out of the classroom, as well as in administrative/leadership roles. My key research interests are the experiences of francophone youth in Ontario and elsewhere, in schools and in postsecondary institutions. I explore questions of access, success, and experience from the student’s perspective. This interest led me to change career paths and to enter academia at the University of Ottawa.

As a Full Professor, I teach in OLBI’s Second Language Teaching undergraduate program as well as the Masters in Bilingualism Studies. I am also cross-appointed at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Education.

Currently, I serve asthe University of Ottawa’s Associate Vice-Provost, Doctoral and Postdoctoral Studies. 

Awards and Achievements

  • 2017 OLBI/Faculty of Arts Research Chair in Language Management (2017-2022)
  • 2016  Excellence in Education Prize, University of Ottawa
  • 2015  Member, College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada (2015-2022)
  • 2015  Emergent Researcher of the Year, Faculty of Arts
  • 2015  Order of Ontario
  • 2011  Finalist, Capital Teaching Awards
  • 2007  Invited Professor, Universität Trier, Germany, Canadian Studies
  • 2007  SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow
  • 2007  Clarkson Laureateship for Public Service, Massey College
  • 2005 – 2007  Boursière, Fondation Baxter et Alma Ricard
  • 2003 – 2007  Junior Fellow, Massey College, Toronto
  • 2006  Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award, University of Toronto
  • 2005  William Packenham Award, University of Toronto
  • 2003 – 2005  Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)
  • 1997  Supervisory Officer Qualification, Ontario (SOQ)

Ongoing Research

  • 2022-2025 The Experience of Transition to University and Regional Mentoring at the University of Ottawa: 2nd Follow-up Study on the Impact of Regional Mentoring
  • 2022-2024 “And, so…?" A cross-section of the impact of French-language secondary schools in a non-urban minority contexts in Ontario, language management and linguistic identity: from founders to current graduates
  • 2021-2025 Expectations, Trajectories and Experiences of International Students at a Canadian Bilingual Research-Intensive University (SSHRC). Co-investigators: Claire Turenne-Sjolander (Ph.D.), Alain Malette (M.B.A.) and Jenepher Lennox-Terrion (Ph.D.).
  • 2017  Consultation provinciale Destination Réussite 1 : La voix des élèves (Ontario Ministry of Education)
  • 2015-2018  Action-Research Mise en œuvre des GEEL, littératie dans toutes les matières Ontario Ministry of Education) Prof. Megan Cotnam-Kappel, PhD – co-researcher
  • 2010 -        Access to postsecondary and institutional choices of Franco-Ontarian students, Alain Malette, Jean-Luc Daoust et Justin Ménard –co-researchers



    Fields of Interest

    • Student experience and voice (K-12 and Postsecondary) particularly during transitions
    • Linguistic (In)Security
    • Education and Higher Education : Teaching and Learning
    • Language policy and planning in educational contexts (K-12 and Postsecondary)
    • Postsecondary literacy and student success
    • Linguistic Identity in Minority Language Contexts
    • Language Competencies and Learning
    • Franco-Ontarians and Canadian Francophones in Linguistic Minority Contexts
    • Education of Linguistic Minorities (K-12 and Postsecondary)


    Link to video on research interests :

    Link to video profile by the Ontario College of Teachers :

    (in French only)

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