Monique Lortie-Lussier obtained a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Montreal. During the course of her career at the University of Ottawa’s School of Psychology, she taught and conducted research in social psychology, the psychology of women and organizational psychology. She was one of the founders of the university’s Women’s Studies program. Since her retirement, she has been a member of the board of Andrew Fleck Childcare Services/ Services à l’enfance Andrew Fleck, of which she was Chair from 2005 to 2007, as well as a member of the Advisory Committee of the Landon Pearson Resource Centre for the Study of Childhood and Children’s Rights. Since 2011, she has been a member of the Francophone Affairs Steering Committee of the Council on Aging.