Passer au contenu

/ Recteur

Je donne


Navigation secondaire

Vice-Rector for International Affairs and the Francophonie

Version française

Guy Lefebvre


The Vice-Rectorate for International Affairs and the Francophonie oversees the Université de Montréal’s internationalization and the promotion of French as a language of teaching and research.

To increase the quality and value of universities activities, the Vice-Rector and his teams design and implement internationalization strategies for the Université de Montréal, including establishing international partnerships, supporting the internationalization of research and programs of study and enhancing the international experience for the entire university community.

Through their efforts, members of the Vice-Rectorate cultivate the francophone identity of Université de Montréal and promote it within the Francophonie and around the world.

They implement special structural and inter-faculty projects with foreign partners. By supporting the introduction and renewal of such partnership agreements, the Université de Montréal community takes part in international development.



An authority in international trade law and the emergence of standards, Guy Lefebvre is the author of many books and articles published in a number of languages. In 1997, he founded the Faculty of Law’s Centre de droit des affaires et du commerce international (business and international trade law centre), and since 2013 he has been the co-director of the Sino-Canadian Research Centre at the China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing. His expertise in business law and international education has made him a sought-after speaker both nationally and internationally. He has been a visiting professor at many universities and regularly lends his expertise to international institutions.

Dean of the Faculty of Law from 2012 to 2014, after long serving as Vice Dean, he has made an important contribution to the international reputation of the Faculty and the Université de Montréal. He has received numerous awards and honours both in Canada and abroad, including the Paul-André-Crépeau Medal and the China University of Political Science and Law’s Medal of Merit, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Law of the China Academy of Social Science and an honorary professor at the East China University of Political Science and Law. Vice-Rector Lefebvre is a member and Lawyer Emeritus of the Barreau du Québec. He is also a distinguished member of the Québec Order of Excellence in Education. He studied at the Université de Montréal and University College London. 



Contact information

Vice-Rectorate for International Affairs and the Francophonie
Phone : 514 343-7922
Fax : 514 343-5750
Street address
Pavillon Roger-Gaudry, bureau H-625
2900, boulevard Édouard-Montpetit
Montréal (Québec)  H3T 1J4
Mailing address
C.P. 6128, succ. Centre-ville
Montréal (Québec)  H3C 3J7

Guy Lefebvre

Vice-recteur aux affaires internationales et à la Francophonie

Catherine Villemer

Assistant to the Vice-Rector

Monique Cormier

Associate Vice-Rector of the French Language and the Francophonie

Rachida Azdouz

Senior Advisor for Strategic Development
514 343 6111, ext. 5618

Dayana Lavoile

Executive Assistant
514 343-6111, ext. 30366

Units and departments

Major dossiers