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Anne-Marie Brousseau, a St Mike's Fellow appointed as inaugural Associate Dean, Undergraduate Academic Programs, UofT

Professor Brousseau received her PhD in 1993 from the Universit du Qubec Montral and, in 1995, she was appointed in the Department of French at the University of Toronto.

Her research has centered on the description and analysis of Haitian and other French-based creoles (St. Lucian, Dominican), and on the comparison of these creoles with their contributing languages, French of the 17th-18th centuries and Fongbe (a Kwa language spoken mainly in Benin and Togo). Professor Brousseau has written a book on the lexical semantics of verbs in Fongbe, French, and Haitian and co-authored a linguistic grammar of Fongbe (The Structure of Fongbe) as well as two textbooks on the main modules of linguistics as applied to French (Syntaxe et smantique du franais and Phonologie et morphologie du franais), which are used in many French departments across Canada and in the United States.

Professor Brousseau has served for two funding agencies. She was a member of the SSHRCC Selection Committee for Doctoral Grants (2000-03) and Chair of the same committee for one year (2002-03). She is a member of the research grant selection committee Soutien aux quipes de recherche, Fonds qubcois de recherche sur la socit et la culture (2008-present).

At the Department level, she has been a member of 15 statutory or adhoc committees, serving continuously since 1996. She has been Associate Chair, Undergraduate Studies for four years (2001- 06). In 2008-09, she led the extensive curricular renewal of the language courses and programs in the French Department.

Professor Brousseau has served on five college committees since 1997, chairing two, and has just completed a two-year mandate as member of the St Michael's College Executive Committee. She has served as Deans representative on seven searches. She was a member of the School of Graduate Studies Awards Committee (2006-09), the Language Task Force (2004-05) and the Speaking Up Working Group on Differences in Male and Female Faculty Responses (2008). In July 2008, Professor Brousseau was appointed as the Assistant Director 199/299/399 programs.

Please join me in welcoming Professor Brousseau to the Deans Office.

Meric S. Gertler, FRSC
Dean and Professor of Geography and Planning
Goldring Chair in Canadian Studies

Office of the Dean
University of Toronto
www.artsci.utoronto.ca

TORONTO, June 25, 2009 -- I am pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Anne-Marie Brousseau as the inaugural Associate Dean, Undergraduate Academic Programs, effective July 1, 2009.