The Faculty of Education Announces the Nomination of Three New Vice-Deans

Posted on Friday, July 10, 2020

We are delighted to announce the nominations of three professors who commenced their new positions as Vice-Deans in the Faculty of Education on July 1, 2020. Isabelle Bourgeois as Vice-Dean, Research and Professional Development; Raymond Leblanc as Interim Vice-Dean, Undergraduate Programs; and Nicholas Ng-A-Fook, as Vice-Dean, Graduate Programs.

We also extend our sincere gratitude to those who have recently ended their mandates—Christine Suurtamm, former Vice-Dean, Research and Professional development, and Emmanuel Duplàa, former Vice-Dean, Programs, for their three years of service, leadership and successes upon which their successors will be able to build.



Dr. Isabelle Bourgeois

Vice-Dean, Research and Professional Development


Dr. Isabelle Bourgeois joined the Faculty of Education as Associate Professor of program evaluation in 2019. Prior to this appointment, she was a faculty member at l'École nationale d'administration publique (Université du Québec) from 2012 to 2019 and held a Canada Research Chair in Program and Policy Evaluation. Her ongoing research work focuses on measuring and building organizational evaluation capacity in the public and community sectors. She is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation.

Find out more about Dr. Bourgeois’ research on her Faculty page and on her website 



Dr. Raymond LeBlanc

Interim Vice-Dean, Undergraduate Programs



Dr. Raymond LeBlanc is Full Professor in the Faculty of Education and his teaching field is inclusive education; socio-cultural approach and differential teaching. His research and scholarly activities are in Autism Spectrum Disorder, developmental disabilities, learning styles, language and communication, learning disabilities, qualitative methodologies, cultural psychology and quality of life. He is co-director of a collection in neuropsychology and special education that has published 26 books. Dr. Leblanc represented the Autism Spectrum Disorders' sector on the Minister's Advisory Council on Special Education for many years and served as a member of the Ministers' Autism Spectrum Disorders Reference Group in 2006 -2007.

Discover more about Dr. Leblanc’s research on his Faculty page.  




Dr. Nicholas Ng-A-Fook

Vice-Dean, Graduate Programs



Dr. Nicholas Ng-A-Fook is a Full Professor and former Director of the Teacher Education and Indigenous Teacher Education Programs at the Faculty of Education. He is actively engaged in addressing the 94 Calls to Action put forth by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, in partnership with local Indigenous and school board communities. His teaching and research are situated within the wider international field of curriculum studies. As a curriculum theorist, he draws on different life writing research methodologies—autobiography, ethnography, oral history, and narrative inquiry—to co-create, support, and sustain culturally responsive, relevant, and relational curriculum with school leaders and teachers who seek to serve their different communities. He is a Past-President of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education, the largest research association in Canada. For his ongoing service to his field of study, in 2018 he received the Canadian Association of Curriculum Studies Ted. T. Aoki Distinguished Service Award. He is the co-editor for the University of Ottawa Press Education Series

To learn more about Dr. Ng-A-Fook’s research visit his Faculty page
Follow him on Twitter @nick_ngafook, or listen to his Fooknconversation podcast.

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