Dr. Johanne Bénard

Dr. Johanne Bénard, Associate Dean (Studies)
Associate Dean (Studies)
Student Services, First Floor Dunning Hall
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(613) 533-2467
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Katie Phillips
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As Associate Dean (Studies), Dr. Bénard's portfolio includes oversight of the undergraduate operations in the Faculty of Arts and Science, as well as the oversight and implementation of undergraduate academic regulations.  The Associate Dean also reviews student appeals or academic integrity cases, and manages complex academic cases involving individual students and faculty members. Dr. Bénard participates in all committees of the Faculty relative to students or programs and liaise with the division of Student Affairs, Student Wellness Services, the Human Rights Office and the Office of the University Ombudsman. The Associate Dean’s portfolio also includes Admission and Recruitment, Orientation, and the implementation of the Senate Policy on Academic Consideration for Students in Extenuating Circumstances.

Dr. Bénard holds a PhD from Université de Montréal, and has taught in the Department of French Studies since 1989. Her research is focused on twentieth-century French literature, and much of her published work has been on the French writer Louis-Ferdinand Céline. She has published L’inter-dit célinien Pour une lecture autobiographique de l’œuvre de Louis-Ferdinand Céline (Balzac, 2000) and in 2016, published (with two co-editors) a collective book on Céline’s polemic works. Dr. Bénard is also interested in theatre and regularly contributes to the Québec journal Jeu. Learn more about Dr. Bénard's research here.