Luce Samoisette has served as rector of Université de Sherbrooke since June 1, 2009.
She is a director on the board of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada. Dr. Samoisette is also the president of the Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire (formerly Conference of Rectors and Principals of Quebec Universities) and serves on the Board of Management for the Canada Revenue Agency.
Dr. Samoisette has been a professor of fiscal law at Université de Sherbrooke’s Faculty of Law since 1993. Soon after, she was invited to perform management activities at the faculty level, and became associate dean (academic) in 1996, prior to participating in university management. Dr. Samoisette was appointed secretary general of the University in 1998, and from 2001 to 2007, she took on the duties of vice-rector of administration. Since July 2007, she has been a professor in the Faculty of Administration, teaching students in the accounting and taxation sciences department.
A specialist in fiscal law, Dr. Samoisette has published numerous works on personal taxes, tax planning for families and businesses, as well as on estate planning and trusts. She is also the author of a book on taxation for lawyers and law students.
In 2010, the Chambre des notaires du Québec honoured her extraordinary contribution to the profession with an achievement award. Dr. Samoisette holds two honorary doctorate degrees: one from the Institut national des sciences appliquées de Lyon awarded in 2010 and the other from Université Montpellier 1 received in 2011.
A native of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, she received a law degree in 1981 from Université de Sherbrooke, followed by a notarial law diploma in 1982, and a master’s degree in taxation in 1985. After receiving a scholarship from the Chambre des notaires du Québec, she went on to pursue her studies at the University of Toronto, where she completed her master’s degree in law in 1993.