September 9, 2011
At its graduate convocation ceremonies on September 8, at Place des Arts, HEC Montréal paid tribute to Louise Séguin Dulude by making her a Professor Emeritus. In doing so the School wished to recognize her exemplary career. For three decades, Professor Dulude made an exceptional contribution to research, teaching, and the development and renown of HEC Montréal.
Louise Séguin Dulude joined the Institute of Applied Economics at HEC Montréal in 1977. She made a name for herself in the fields of the international economic environment, innovation management, technology transfer, patent management and the impact of research and development. Professor Dulude was a source of inspiration for many young professors, and generations of students benefited from her knowledge and expertise, her disciplined approach and her thoughtful opinions. She directed the master’s and PhD theses of some thirty students.
Professor Dulude was also a prolific author, a popular speaker, a valued consultant and a university academic recognized by her peers on the national and international stages. She left an indelible mark on the development of HEC Montréal and did much to raise the School’s international profile. This was particularly true when it comes to all aspects of the School’s relations with China. Her keen sense of interpersonal relations and her political skills made a huge contribution to forging strong links between the School and institutions in China.
From 1984 to 1988, she directed Phase I of the China-Montréal management training program. She then returned regularly to China, particularly as a guest professor at the University of Tianjin and a speaker at the People’s University of China. Many Chinese graduates of HEC Montréal hold her in great esteem. This past summer, although she was retired, Professor Dulude once again accompanied a group of students from the School to China as part of the Campus Abroad course – China.
Professor Dulude holds a PhD in economics from the Université de Montréal and an MA in the same field from the University of Toronto.
A few milestones in her career:
Director, Department of International Business
From 2004 until she retired in 2007, she was the first Director of this all-new teaching department at HEC Montréal. She gave the department the impetus it needed to support the School’s activities in this field.
Director, Department of Finance
Although she was attached to the Institute of Applied Economics at the time, she twice served as Director of this teaching department, from 1996 to 1999 and from 2002 to 2004.
Director, Centre for International Business Studies (CETAI)
She directed this major centre for education and action from 1983 to 1986 and served as Associate Director, Teaching, in 1995-1996.
Member, Research Council
She was an active member of this Council at the School from 1983 to 1986.
Head of the International Option
In the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, she headed up this MBA and MSc program option a number of times.
North American Review of Economics and Finance
She served as Associate Editor of this journal from 1988 to 1990.
North American Economics and Finance Association
She was a member of the Board of Directors and the Association executive in 1987-1988.
Société canadienne de science économique
She was a member of the Board of Directors and the Society’s executive from 1981 to 1987 and President of the Society in 1985-1986, as a tribute to her expertise and renown in national university circles.
The title of professor emeritus is awarded to a retired professor who was in the service of the School for at least 10 years and is recognized and admired by his or her peers for his or her exceptional contribution to research, teaching, and the development and renown of HEC Montréal. The recipient is chosen by the Board of Directors, upon the recommendation of the Academic Council, which in turn is based on a recommendation by the honoris causa and emeritus committee.
Louise Séguin Dulude