Congratulations to Linda Cardinal, professor at the School of Political Studies and holder of the Research Chair on Francophonie and Public Policy at the University of Ottawa, for her appointment as member of the Order of Canada. She is being honoured for her research and contribution to policy development and the advancement of language rights.
Professor Cardinal is an international expert in language, rights and politics, linguistic policies, language planning and linguistic minorities (Canada, Europe and the world). Over the course of her career, she directed the journal of political science Politique et sociétés, held the position of chairholder of the Craig Dobbin Chair of Canadian Studies of the University College Dublin and of the Chaire en études canadiennes of the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris 3. She has co-chaired the search committee Language and Politics of the International Association of Political Science, and was elected both as a member on the Board of executives of the International Political Science Association as well as a member of the Board of Governors of the University of Ottawa.