With a Ph.D. in Physical Activity Sciences from Université de Montréal, Louise Béliveau has been teaching in the School of Kinesiology and Physical Activity Sciences since 1991. She is a specialist in the physiology of exercise and physical activity among special needs groups. She helped create the kinesiology clinic and served as Director of the Department of Kinesiology before becoming Assistant Vice-Rector, Graduate Studies in 2001, and Dean of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Professor Béliveau was the Vice-Rector of Student Affairs and Sustainable Development from 2010 to 2015, during which time she drew up the first institutional plan to support student success and took part in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Unit.
In 2015, she was appointed Vice-Rector of Student Affairs and Academic Affairs and worked on setting up an institutional directorate for continuing education and the Centre de pédagogie universitaire. A member of several boards of directors, she has served as president of the Association des doyens des études supérieures du Québec and chaired the Academic Affairs Committee of the Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire. She was also Vice-President of the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies and of the table of academic vice-rectors of the U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities. Louise Béliveau was associate editor-in-chief of the Canadian Journal of Applied Physiology from 2000 to 2003. She is an honorary member of the Quebec Federation of Kinesiology. In 1996, Université de Montréal gave her an excellence in teaching award.
The Vice-Rectorate of Student and Academic Affairs is responsible for coordinating and orienting activities for the education of students, from admissions to issuing degrees. It supports teaching and research units in teaching and supervising the student body. It also encourages interdisciplinary and inter-faculty projects and partnerships, fosters instructional innovation and maintains the quality and relevance of programs of study. The Vice-Rectorate heads up institutional services to support student success, working closely with a variety of partners.