Trained as a biologist, Pascale Ouellet made graduate studies in neuroscience and molecular biology.
Trained as a biologist, Pascale Ouellet made graduate studies in neuroscience and molecular biology. She taught for 8 years at the Université de Montréal in the fields of physiopathology of psychotropic drugs, of cellular and molecular biology and of biotechnology. After a stay at the Conference of Rectors and Principals of Quebec Universities (CREPUQ) for the works of the University Programs Commission, she joined the team set up by the Quebec Minister of Research, Science and Technology in order to elaborate the Policy on Science and Innovation that was made public in 2001. Having subsequently worked in strategic planning in this ministry, she returned to UdeM in 2003 as the executive assistant to the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science and, since 2007, is the executive assistant to the Vice-Rector, Research. She implemented in 2010 and currently oversees the Norms and Integrity Unit, regrouping a major part of the activities related to the responsible conduct of research: scientific probity, ethics of research involving humans, ethics in animal experimentation and controlled goods.