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Aurélie Lacassagne

Dean of the Faculties of Human Sciences and Philosophy | Rectorat, Academic and Research


Dr. Lacassagne has an impressive background and outstanding academic qualifications in teaching, research and community service. She received her PhD in political science from the Institut d’études politiques de Bordeaux. As professor at Laurentian University (Sudbury) since 2005, she has held various positions, including Vice Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities and Chair of her Department. She has also taught courses at Algoma University (Sault Ste. Marie), Université de Hearst and the University of Ottawa, and spent time in Azerbaijan and Belarus early in her career.

Her main areas of research and teaching include international relations theories, the post-Soviet and Turkič-Persian spaces, immigration as well as cultural policies and practices. She likes to share her knowledge with the media and is a regular commentator for Radio-Canada and columnist for Francopresse.

Fluent in French and English (and with a good knowledge of Russian), Dr. Lacassagne is known for her dedication, enthusiasm and tireless energy, and we have no doubt that she will successfully meet the challenges and projects of the Faculties of Human Sciences and Philosophy to a successful conclusion.