Lyne Létourneau

Directrice scientifique

Lyne Létourneau obtained a PhD in Law from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, as well as a Master’s degree and a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of Montréal. She is a full professor in the Department of Animal Sciences at Université Laval and, since June 1, 2019, has held the position of Vice-Dean for Studies of the Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences. Combining her disciplinary training with an expertise in applied ethics, her research interests focus on the ethics of agriculture and food as well as on the constitutive structures of the relationship between societal concerns and public policies in the fields of animal protection, agricultural and food biotechnologies. She is also interested in responsible conduct in research. In this regard, Lyne Létourneau has been a member of the Research Ethics and Integrity Committee of the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies since 2013 and a member of the Responsible Conduct of Research Group of the Trois-Conseils since 2015. She is also a member of the Joint Inra-CIRAD-Ifremer Ethics Advisory Committee since 2016 and has chaired the Ethics Advisory Committee of the Food Quality Observatory.