Sylvie A. Lamoureux


Sylvie A. Lamoureux
Full Professor, Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute (OLBI), Faculty of Arts, University of Ottawa and Authorized to supervise theses; Vice-Dean Governance and External Relations, Faculty of Arts; Member of the College of the Royal Society of Canada (2015-2022); Ontario Certified Teacher

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Higher Education, OISE, University of Toronto (2007-2008)
Ph.D., Curriculum, Teaching adn Learning, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto (2007)
M.Ed., Curriculum, Teaching adn Learning, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto (1995)
B.Ed., (Intermédiaire/Supérieur, Histoire et Biologie), 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, Room 109
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 3467
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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 positions. 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 as the Vice-Dean Governance and External Relations of the Faculty of Arts. In 2017, I was elected to the University Senate, the Senate Executive and the University’s Board of Governors.

Awards and Achievements

  • 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

  • 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

    • Éducation et enseignement supérieurs
    • Expérience étudiante
    • Politiques et aménagement linguistiques
    • Littératie postsecondaire et réussite étudiante
    • Identité linguistique des francophones en contexte linguistique minoritaire
    • Compétences langagières et apprentissage
    • Francophonie ontarienne et canadienne en contexte linguistique minoritaire
    • Éducation des minorités linguistique (préscolaire au postsecondaire)


    Link to video on research interests :

    Link to video profile by the Ontario College of Teachers :

    (in French only)

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