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Université Laval’s social engagement vision is overseen by a scientific director and draws on an steering committee of university community members and a collaborative structure known as the Social Engagement Conference.

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Scientific management team

“In times of crisis, we have every reason to strengthen our community ties and show our solidarity.”

Luc Audebrand
Scientific Director of the Social Engagement Vision
Full Professor, Department of Management, Faculty of Business Administration
Holder of the Educational Leadership Chair in Social Engagement  

The scientific director of the social engagement vision is responsible for ensuring that social engagement remains an integral part of Université Laval’s mission of teaching, research, and service to the community.

Social Engagement Conference

The governance structure also includes a participatory body known as the Social Engagement Conference. All members of the broader university community (faculty, staff, students, retirees, and alumni) are welcome to contribute to the vision and help set priorities. The conference will be held on an annual basis.

Social engagement steering committee

The role of the social engagement steering committee is to represent key stakeholders involved in developing social engagement within the university community and to foster synergy among them. 

Ex-officio members

  • Scientific Director, Social Engagement Vision
  • Representative, CADEUL of AELIÉS
  • Representative, Deans’ Roundtable
  • Representative, Office of the Vice Rector of External and International Affairs and Health
  • Representative, Office of the Vice Rector of Academic and Student Affairs
  • Representative, Office of the Vice Rector of Research and Innovation
  • Representative, Office of the Vice Rector of Human Resources 
  • Administrative Manager, Social Engagement Vision

Members appointed to represent key stakeholders

Representatives of:

  • Accès savoirs
  • Association des jeunes philanthropes de l’Université Laval
  • UL sustainable development 
  • Student Services
  • Groupe Mallet
  • La Fondation – Development and alumni relations
  • Placement Service

Members appointed on account of their expertise

  • Marianne Beaulieu, Faculty of Nursing
  • Luc Brès, Faculty of Business Administration
  • Emmanuelle Careau, Faculty of Medicine
  • Dominique Morin, Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Marie-Noëlle Simard Déchêne, Faculty of Business Administration
  • Patrick Turmel, Faculty of Philosophy
  • Christine Vézina, Faculty of Law