Laurence-Lea Fontaine, who worked for 15 years as a professor of law at the University of Quebec in Montreal, has died announces the website of the faculty.
“Through her contribution to our institution and to the community, Léa represents a model of Uqamian professor, in addition to being part of the historical tradition of the Department of Legal Sciences as a committed Labor lawyer. His devotion to students is reflected in his constant work of mentoring at the graduate level, and has materialized beyond his teaching, notably in the personal creation of a scholarship intended for students in situation. of vulnerability, of the certificate in social and labor law ”, we can read on the website of the university which pays him homage.
On Facebook, the lecturer at UQAM, Sibel Epi Ataogul paid her a fine tribute, stressing that her colleague was “more than a law professor”.
“You were a warrior with a heart of gold, an activist, a fighter, a supportive, a sensitive, a pillar. You never let go of your unionist spirit, you never accepted the rules of the game. I couldn’t wait for us to work together, finally, ”she said.
A former student adds: “she was my first teacher in labor law and I liked her (sic). She told us about her support for the red squares (sic) from the first class of the session. How sad… “
Another still: “It’s so sad… This woman was also an exceptional person for me… I have so much pain… I only hope that she can swim to her liking now and see many colors… “.
According to her Facebook profile, Ms. Fontaine, who was originally from Saint-André-de-Kamouraska, was passionate about scuba diving.
In the same tone, UQAM invites “to salute the memory of a professor, a colleague and a committed woman, by continuing to build together a UQAM that is always more just, more human, more inclusive and more united. “