Nadya Ladouceur

Experiential Education Coord.

Renaissance College

Maggie Jean Chestnut 304

1 506 447 3255


  • M.A. Intercultural Communication (Distinction) University of Quebec in Montreal
  • B.A. Psychosociology of Communication, University of Quebec in Montreal

Renaissance College courses

  • RCLP 2023 – Canadian Internship
  • RCLP 3046 – International internship

Research or educational interests

  • International Experiential Education

Academic publications

  • Ladouceur, N. (2013). International internships: Creating conditions for critical dialogue. In J. Benham Rennick & M. Desjardins (eds.), The world is my classroom: International learning and Canadian higher education (pp. 192-207). Toronto, University of Toronto Press.
  • Ladouceur, N. (2011). International Internship in Light of Paulo Freire’s Critical Pedagogy. In M. Eskritt-Keck (ed.), AAU 2011 Teaching Showcase Proceedings (pp. 50-55). Halifax, NS: Association of Atlantic Universities.
  • Ladouceur, N. (2009). Integrating Learning through Internships. In S. Major & N. Scrimger (eds.), Atlantic Universities’ Teaching Showcase 2009 Proceedings (pp. 46-48). Wolfville, NS: Association of Atlantic Universities.

Community involvement

  • Atlantic Council for International Cooperation: mentor for theInternational Internship for Indigenous Youth program (since Jan 2019)
  • Landless Gardeners: Gardener and group coordinator (since 2013)
  • Wostawea Cross Country Ski Club: Member, volunteer (events, communication & strategic plan) and racing team member (since 2014)
  • New Brunswick Conservation Council: member
  • Significant Past Involvements
  • Atlantic Council for International Cooperation: Board of Directors (Chair 2013 – 2017, Chair of Symposium Committee 2013, Director 2012)
  • Campus Food Strategy Group: Member of the Advisory Committee (2017 - 2018)
  • Tarayana Foundation: Co-leader of Tarathon & project evaluation (2007-2008)
  • Collectif pour un Québec sans pauvreté: Member and Facilitator (1999 – 2003)
  • Communauté au pied du courant: Founding member (1990-1995)


Work abroad (Bhutan); international solidarity (Costa Rica & Nicaragua); investigative journalism (Haiti & Dominican Republic); internship site visits and conferences (US, Mexico, El Salvador, Belgium, Germany, Albania, Greece, India, Senegal, Burkina Faso and New Zealand); extended travels (a summer in Europe, a year in South East Asia, and 6 months on the island of New Guinea & Australia); family holidays (England, Austria & Spain); and volleyball tournaments (Finland & Estonia).

Outdoor sports & adventures

Trail and mountain running including across Bhutan and up Mount Washington, canoeing most notably down the Sepik river in Papua New Guinea and along 2000 km of the Indonesian coast, hiking & birdwatching on four continents, and snowshoeing & cross-country skiing here at home.


The kitchen is my creative space

Love of languages

I have attempted, with various levels of success, to speak Spanish, Creole, Bahasa Indonesia, Mandarin, Dzongkha, Pidgin English, French and English! I am now hoping to learn Wolastoqey!

Recipient of the 2008 Renaissance College Unsung Leader Award (with husband Tony Robinson-Smith)