Hélène David holds a master’s degree and a doctorate in clinical psychology from the Université de Montréal.
She has taught at the university, in addition to serving as assistant director of the psychology department, vice-president for academic affairs and acting rector, and vice-president for international relations, the Francophonie and institutional partnerships. She is also a recognized author and speaker. She has received a number of prestigious awards for her contribution to Montréal’s cultural and scientific life. Lastly, she served as Assistant Deputy Minister responsible for Higher Education at the Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport.
Ms. David was elected for the first time in the 2014 general election as MNA for Outremont. She served as Minister of Culture and Communications and Minister responsible for the Protection and Promotion of the French Language from April 23, 2014, to February 22, 2016. She is currently the Minister responsible for Higher Education.