Aude Therrien holds a master in political science from Laval University. Her master’s thesis dealt with the social housing politics in Nunavik. She is interested in aboriginal and northern policies and in the participation of aboriginal communities in public management. She has worked for the Quebec housing corporation where she was involved in the evaluation of the social housing programs in Nunavik. During her master’s degree, she also worked as a research auxiliary for the Canada Research Chair on Comparative Aboriginal Condition and for the Northern Sustainable Development Research Chair.