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.
She is also affiliated with the Margaret A. Gilliam Institute for Global Food Security at McGill University and Adjunct Professor at the School of Environment and Sustainability at Royal Roads University. Gisèle is the former Executive Director of Food Secure Canada – a pan-Canadian bilingual organization with policy influence. She is 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 of directors and is currently on the board of Farm Radio International. 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.