Mr. Mulcair will be joining the Department of Political Science team as a visiting professor starting this summer.
At the end of current parliamentary session, the Honourable Thomas Mulcair P.C. will be retiring from political life and will become a visiting professor in the Department of Political Science at the Université de Montréal.
“The time has come for me to turn the page on 40 wonderful years of political engagement,” explained Mr. Mulcair. “When the Université de Montréal offered me the opportunity to share my experience with its students, I did not hesitate for long. This new phase of my career will allow me to bring together my passion for the environment and public affairs with the education of the next generation. To be able to do so at the largest Francophone university in the world, in Montreal, where researchers of such great talent are working was just one more added bonus.”
Mr. Mulcair will be teaching mainly in the all new Master of Environment and Sustainable Development Program, a multidisciplinary program integrating the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities and the Master of Public and International Affairs Program, offered by the Department of Political Science. He will also be working closely with the Centre d’études et de recherches internationales de l’UdeM and the Institut de l’environnement, du développement durable et de l’économie circulaire.
“This is excellent news for our students and for our research teams,” said Frédéric Bouchard, Dean of the Arts and Science Faculty. “Over his career, Mr. Mulcair many times demonstrated his unwavering commitment to the environment and social justice. His experience in the field, his comprehensive understanding of the issues and his enthusiasm for teaching will all contribute to enhancing the experience of our students.”
Chair of the Board of Directors for Earth Day Quebec, Mr. Mulcair has been the federal MP for Outremont since 2007. He has held many positions both at the provincial and federal levels, having been Leader of the New Democratic Party, Quebec Minister of the Environment and President of the Office des professions du Québec. He has a law degree from McGill University and is a member of the Barreau du Québec.
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