Irene Cinq-Mars is retired from the Landscape Architecture School of the Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Montreal where she was a professor. She holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and a Masters in management.
Thirty-four years of experience were shared between the responsibilities assigned to the professorial function in teaching and research and those related to mandates of the academic staff. Active in several institutional committees responsible for studying development, strategic planning or the promotion of women, she was also the first woman from the faculty of the University to be entrusted with the mandate of Vice-President studies in the 1990s, then Dean of the Faculty from 2000 to 2006.
As research professor she participated in many scientific and professional events on the local, national or international as a speaker or guest expert. For example it has been a visiting professor at the University of British Columbia, a member of the OIF Steering Committee for the Evaluation of the University Senghor in Alexandria, visiting professor at the University of Architecture Hanoi. From 2000 to 2004 she was a member of the Advisory Committee on the urban plan of the City of Montreal and a member of the ad hoc Committee of Architecture and City Planning Montreal from 2002 to 2006. She was also part team of Commissioners of the Montreal public consultation Office from 2008 to 2016.
Author and co-author of numerous scientific and professional publications, his areas of expertise are: methodological and ethical aspects of landscaping; sociocultural function of open spaces, gaming facilities and therapeutic environments, gender and urban management in developing countries.