Areas of Expertise
Gisèle has been a Senior Fellow at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs’ Institute of Asian Research since fall 2014. Her expertise is on food-systems in Asia, on which she has published and consulted widely since the early 1990s.
Gisèle is the former Executive Director of Food Secure Canada – a pan-Canadian bilingual organization with policy influence. She is also a former senior federal government executive – most notably Vice-President of Research and Partnerships at the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council – and has advised numerous Canadian and international clients and has served on numerous boards. She is currently a director of Farm Radio International, Équiterre – the largest environmental organization in Québec – and the Association of Canadian Studies. She is also on the advisory board of the Margaret A. Gilliam Institute for Global Food Security at McGill University.She provides regular media commentary in English and French and has studied Spanish, Thai, Urdu and Mandarin. Gisèle has a Ph.D. from UBC, a master’s from McGill and a BA Honours from the University of Ottawa.