Louise A. Tardif holds a B. Phil in Interdisciplinary Leadership Studies(2007), first division honours, from the University of New Brunswick, a Master’s of Arts in Conflict Studies (2009), magna cum laude, from Saint Paul University and University of Ottawa and a certificate (2010) in Third Party Neutral Conflict Intervention from the Canadian Institute of Conflict Resolution in Ottawa (Ontario).
Her community and academic involvement at the local and international levels has earned her understanding and experience on the questions of social justice, international development, leadership, culture, and human rights.
At the university level, she has been a member (2006-2007) of a chapter of Amnesty International on the campus of Saint Thomas University in Fredericton (New Brunswick). From September 2006 to December 2008, she has been a member of a chapter of SHOUT / ÉCT (Students Helping Others Understand Tolerance / Étudiants pour la compréhension et la tolérance), on the campuses of the University of New Brunswick, Saint Thomas University and Saint Paul University. From September 2007 to December 2008, she has been a member of the Social Justice Group at Saint Paul University in Ottawa.
At the local level, she was a researcher and activist in two research projects. The first was a participative action research project at the Bachelor level on the barriers homeowners in Fredericton face when seeking to switch to home-based renewable energy production. Results were presented in a public forum to the Minister of Energy and representatives of NB Power. The second, at the Master’s level, was part of ECS 5531, “Résolution des conflits: analyse et conception” on a conflict situation. This conflict involved the parties of Frontenac Ventures and the Shabot Obaadjiwan and Ardoch Algonquin First Nation over prospective uranium mining on ancestral lands in the Ottawa Valley. Results were presented to members of the Shabot Obaadjiwan and Ardoch Algonquin First Nation at the Saint Paul University Noon-Hour Conflict Studies Speaker Series and sent along the research results to Frontenac Ventures.
At the international level, she took part in an international exchange (July-August 2002) at the Beijing Concord College of Sino-Canada, in Beijing (China), sponsored by the New Brunswick Minister of Education. In July-August 2004, she was an exchange student with the Rotary International Exchange Student Program in Jalgaon, in India. From June 2006 to August 2006, she was an overseas volunteer with the Global Volunteer Network in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and organized a fundraising campaign for school material, medical supplies, and other necessities prior to departure for the various volunteer sites. Her most recent international experience was as an exchange student(January 2009-March 2009) at Trinity College, in Dublin (Ireland), sponsored by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada.
Louise Tardif is interested in identifying factors faciliting the implementation of language rights before the Courts or complicating it.
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Last Update : 2011-02-24