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Vice-Rector of Student and Academic Affairs

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Louise Béliveau


The Vice-Rectorate of Student and Academic Affairs is responsible for coordinating and orienting activities for the education of students, from admissions to issuing degrees. It supports teaching and research units in teaching and supervising the student body, including creating, modifying and evaluating programs of study. It also encourages interdisciplinary and inter-faculty projects and partnerships. The Vice-Rectorate of Student Affairs and Academic Affairs also heads up institutional services to welcome students and support their success, working closely with a variety of partners.   



With a Ph.D. in Physical Education from the Université de Montréal, Louise Béliveau has been teaching in the Department of Kinesiology since 1991 (now the École de kinésiologie et des sciences de l’activité physique – school of kinesiology and physical education). She is a specialist in the physiology of exercise and physical activity among special needs groups, such as people with diabetes. She helped create the kinesiology clinic. She took on the duties of Assistant Director and then Director of the Department of Kinesiology, before becoming Assistant Vice-Rector, Graduate Studies in 2001, and Dean of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. In that capacity, she oversaw the management restructuring of graduate studies and overhauled the Faculty. From 2010 to 2015, she was the Vice-Rector of Student Affairs and Sustainable Development, and in 2015 she was appointed Vice-Rector of Student Affairs and Academic Affairs. She sits on a number of boards of directors, and chairs the Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire’s Academic Affairs Committee and is Vice President of the table of academic vice-rectors of the Group of Canadian Research Universities, the U15.

Louise Béliveau was associate editor-in-chief of the Canadian Journal of Applied Physiology from 2000 to 2003. An honorary member of the Quebec Federation of Kinesiology, she was also Vice-President of the Conference of Canadian University Administrators in Physical Education and Kinesiology. She is currently president of the Quebec Association of Deans of Graduate Studies and Vice-President of the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies. In 1996, the Université de Montréal gave her an excellence in teaching award.



Contact information

Vice-Rectorate of Student and Academic Affairs
Téléphone : 514 343-6798
Télécopieur : 514 343-5750
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Street address
Pavillon Roger-Gaudry, bureau H-625-3
2900, boulevard Édouard-Montpetit
Montréal (Québec)  H3T 1J4
Mailing address
C.P. 6128, succ. Centre-ville
Montréal (Québec)  H3C 3J7

Louise Béliveau

Vice-Rector of Student and Academic Affairs

Martine Jalbert

Assistant to the Vice-Rector
514 343-6111, ext. 3601

Stephan Larouche

Assistant to the Vice-Rector

Joliane Grandmont-Benoit

Project Coordinator

514 343-6111, ext. 44654

Diane Raymond

514 343-6111, ext. 52439

Hamida Kaci

Executive Assistant
514 343-6111, ext. 3606

Melissa-Anne Perron

Executive Assistant
514 343-6111, ext. 2270

Julie Carrier (bio in french)

Associate Vice-Rector, Research and Academic Affairs

Sébastien Roy

Associate Vice-Rector

Sylvie Normandeau (bio in french)

Assistant Vice-Rector, Undergraduate Studies and Continuing Education
514 343-6111, ext. 3606

Anne-Marie Girard

Senior Advisor for Undergraduate Studies

Bruno Clerk

Undergraduate Studies Advisor

Michèle Brochu (bio in french)

Assistant Vice-Rector, Graduate Studies

Nicole Languérand

Assistant to the Vice-Rector, Graduate Studies

514 343-6111, ext. 1525

Élodie Berdin

Office Clerk

Claude Mailhot (bio in french)

Assistant Vice-Rector, Quality Promotion

Chantal Pharand (bio in french)

Assistant Vice-Rector of Student Affairs and Success
514 343-6111, ext. 2052

Luc Bernier

Student Success Advisor
514 343-6111, ext. 3607

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Bureau de l'enseignement régional

The Bureau de l'enseignement régional (regional education office) oversees activities on the regional campuses of Laval, Longueuil and Lanaudière. It ensures they operate and evolve to meet the needs of Université de Montréal faculties and units.

Bureau de la promotion de la qualité

The Bureau de la promotion de la qualité (office of quality promotion) (BPQ) is responsible for applying the periodic evaluation process for Université de Montréal programs of study and supports faculties in its implementation. The purpose of periodic evaluations is to ensure and improve the quality and value of programs of study. The BPQ also supports units in the program certification process.

Bureau du registraire

In keeping with the Université de Montréal’s mission and regulatory framework, the Bureau du registraire (office of the registrar) is responsible for registration, issuing degrees, reporting on student enrolment, maintaining student records and protecting their integrity. It ensures the validity of official certificates attesting to studies and degrees. 

Centre d’éducation physique et des sports de l’Université de Montréal (CEPSUM)

The CEPSUM is one of the largest sports complexes in Québec, and it offers the university community and Montrealers a wide range of physical and sports activities. It is also the home of the Carabins, Université de Montréal’s elite sports teams.

Centre de pédagogie universitaire

The mission of the Centre de pédagogie universitaire (centre for university teaching) is to help promote teaching by supporting teaching staff and faculties in their pedagogical development. The Centre supports the implementation of best practices and innovation in teaching.

Centre d’exposition de l’Université de Montréal

With a collection of close to 5000 artworks and objects, the Centre d’exposition de l’Université de Montréal (exhibition centre) hosts a range of exhibitions for broad audiences, promotes the work of Québec artists and fosters encounters between science and the arts.

Continuing Education

The mission of Continuing Education at the Université de Montréal is to promote and support the development, innovation, visibility and promotion of continuing education available through different faculties. 

Direction des bibliothèques

Through its library network, the Direction des bibliothèques (libraries) provides the university community the resources and documentary services required for teaching and research. It is a crossroads for information, learning and research.

Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral studies ensures the quality and compliance of graduate training programs, working closely with Université de Montréal faculties and departments on issues that affect graduate studies. It provides leadership on educational paths and financial support for students.

Office of Admissions and Recruitment

The Office of Admissions and Recruitment oversees admissions activities for Université de Montréal programs of study. It also generates visibility for and promotes undergraduate and graduate programs, working with institutional and external partners.

Student Services

The role of Student Services is to ensure a high-quality living environment on campus for the entire student body, working with faculties and departments to ensure the best possible conditions for success at school and for personal, social, economic and professional fulfillment.

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