Hélène David's Mandate and Biography

HÉLÈNE dAVID - Vice-rectrice aux relations internationales, à la Francophonie et aux partenariats institutionnels


In addition to implementing UdeM's internationalization strategy, the Vice-Rector of International Relations, Francophonie and Institutional Partnerships oversees the University’s relationships with other academic institutions and institutional partners abroad, in Québec and throughout Canada. Her specific mandate is to assert UdeM’s status as the largest Francophone university in North America.

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Hélène David holds a PhD in clinical psychology from the Université de Montréal. Since joining the Université de Montréal in 1984, she has taught psychopathology and clinical intervention, research methods and women's and maternal issues. A member of several key university committees, she has overseen the master's and doctoral programs in psychology and served as Deputy Director of the Department of Psychology before becoming Assistant Vice Rector, Academic Studies in 2005. From 2008 to 2010 she served as Assistant Deputy Minister responsible for higher education in the Quebec Ministry of Education, Recreation and Sport. From 2010 to 2011 she served as Vice-Rector, Academic Affairs.

Ms. David has authored hundreds of scientific publications and has presented some 200 papers at conferences and scientific meetings. She has mentored over 100 graduate students. She is recipient of the Simone Chouinard Award from the Montreal Heart Institute Research Centre, and the International Cesare Sacerdoti Award from the International Psychoanalytical Association. A member of the Quebec College of Psychologists since 1977, she served for many years on the board of directors of the Montreal Heart Institute.

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