Director of the Centre on Governance, University of Ottawa.
Political scientist researcher on local politics, municipal government and urban development.
Former Dean of the Faculty of Social Science of the University of Ottawa, 1997-2005.
Distinguished university Professor, 2006-07.
Received the Ontario Francophonie Award (Francophile of the Year) from the government of Ontario during a special ceremony in Ottawa in 2006.
First Chair of the Board of Echo: Improving Women's Health in Ontario, 2007.