Linda Cardinal is the Regional Director for the Americas at the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie. Professor emeritus at the École d'études politiques, member of the Centre d'études en gouvernance and former holder of the Research Chair on the Francophonie and Public Policy at the University of Ottawa, her work focuses on comparative linguistic regimes, constitutionalism, citizenship and minorities. She recently published (with Anne Mévellec), "Les régimes linguistiques à l'épreuve du territoire : le cas de l'Ontario francophone", Revue Internationale des Francophonies, no 7, 2020, URL: http://rifrancophonies.com/rif/index.php?id=1058. Linda Cardinal is a member of the Order of Canada and the Royal Society of Canada. She is a Knight in the Order of the Academic Palms of the French Republic. In 2020, she received the Ordre de la Pléiade and was recognized by Francopresse as an influential figure in the Canadian Francophonie.
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Caroline Andrew has been at the University of Ottawa for over 30 years. She was Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences from 1997 to 2005 and is currently a full professor in the School of Policy Studies and Director of the Centre for Governance Studies. Dr. Andrew is a leading Canadian authority on urban studies, feminist studies and cultural diversity.