Gordon F. Henderson Human Rights Chair
Professor Lucie Lamarche’s career includes ongoing research, teaching and publishing in the fields of human rights, social and labour law, international law and feminist studies. Her major preoccupation surrounds the implementation of economic and social human rights; while she encourages interdisciplinary approaches. Her academic work has been complemented by work with bodies such as: the United Nations, UNESCO, Law Commission of Canada, Status of Women Canada, Canadian Bar Association and Conseil du statut de la femme du Québec.
A member of the Quebec Bar since 1978, Professor Lamarche was a Professor in the Faculty of Political Science and Law at the Université du Québec à Montréal between 1988 and 2006. During that time she also was Vice Dean for Student Affairs (Law) between 1995 and 1998; and, Director of the University’s Centre d’études sur le droit international et la mondialisation [CEDIM] between 2000 and 2004.
In addition to receiving her Doctorate in International Law from l’Université libre de Bruxelles , Professor Lamarche also received: the Jean Monnet post-doctoral Fellowship at the European University Institute [Florence - 1998]; the Quebec Bar Association’s prestigious Mérite Christine Tourigny award ; and, the Merit award of the Centrale des syndicats du Québec .
Professor Lucie Lamarche has joined the team of the Faculty of law of Ottawa University (2007), serving as the Gordon F. Henderson Chair in Human Rights at the Human Rights Research and Education Centre.
In July 2009, Professor Lamarche has been appointed for a five years period as the Research Director of the Human Rights Research and Education Centre of the University of Ottawa.