Richard Clément is currently a member of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and a Professor at the School of Psychology at the University of Ottawa. Clément is a founding member of the Canadian Centre for Studies and Research on Bilingualism and Language Planning (CCERBAL). He was Director of the Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute from 2007 to 2017 and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Ottawa. In 2003 he was University Research Chair on "Bilingualism and Society." His field of specialization is related to issues of language learning motivation, identity change, social adjustment and linguistic planning. Clément is especially interested in the role of inter-group language communication in psychological adjustment and social harmony. His research has been published in America and Europe in both French and English. He has received numerous national and international awards for his work and is currently a Fellow of both the Canadian and the American Psychological Associations. In 2008 he was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.