A native of Quebec and a graduate of Carleton University and Laval University, Yves Frenette is professor and holder of the Level 1 Canada Research Chair Migrations, transferts et communautés francophones at the Université de Saint-Boniface. A former director of the Centre for Research on French-Canadian Culture and of the Institute of Canadian Studies at the University of Ottawa, he is also an Adjunct Professor of History at York University and at the University of Ottawa. He has taught at the University of Maine, Bates College, Glendon College, the Université de Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and the École nationale des chartes, in addition to having held the Chaire d'études sur le Canada PRES Limousin-Poitou-Charente. Frenette is the author of two books, including Brève histoire des Canadiens français (1998), and more than one hundred chapters and articles, in addition to having edited or co-edited fifteen books. He is director of the award-winning website Francophonies canadiennes: identités culturelles.
His historical atlas La francophonie nord-américaine (co-edited with Étienne Rivard and Marc-Saint-Hilaire) won the Institut d'histoire de l'Amérique française's Prix de l’Assemblée nationale du Québec. Frenette is director of the SSHRC funded Partnership Development Project “Nouveaux regards sur l’occupation du continent nord-américain par la population canadienne-française, 1760-1914. Frenette is at work on several other projects, including a history of North Dakota’s Francophones, the role of correspondences in the making of the French-Canadian diaspora, the biography of a Danish immigrant to postwar Ontario, French immigration to Canada, francophone migrations in contemporary North America, and the scholarly edition of the memoirs of a 19th century French Canadian migrant through the continent. Frenette is codirector of the journal Francophonies d’Amérique as well as an elected member of the Royal Society of Canada and the Société Charlevoix.
Professor Yves Frenette
Titulaire de la Chaire de recherche du Canada Migrations, transferts et communautés francophones
Université de Saint-Boniface
200, avenue de la Cathédrale
Telephone 1 : 204-237-1818, poste 237
Email : YFrenette@ustboniface.ca
Last Update : 2016-04-15