Claudette Tardif has worked for many years to advance the French language and culture. She has also contributed to the development of secondary and post secondary education. Born in Alberta, she is a former student of Campus Saint-Jean of the University of Alberta.
She was named Associate Dean of the Faculté for 1991-1995. She held many administrative positions at the University of Alberta. She was a member of the University Senate and was Interim Vice-President External of the U of A in 2005.
Mme Tardif was named to the Canadian Senate in 2005