André Loiselle was born and raised in Trois-Rivières, Québec. He left his hometown in the early 1980s to pursue a degree in Dramatic Arts at Université du Québec à Montréal. During his time at UQÀM, he developed an interest in the relationship between theatre and film. To further explore this relationship, he moved from Montréal to Vancouver to enroll in the film production program at UBC’s Department of Theatre and Film. After completing the production program, he continued his studies at the graduate level, doing a Master’s degree and a PhD at UBC, on film adaptations of Canadian drama. To this day, his research continues to focus in large part on the intersection of theatre and film.

Upon completing his PhD in 1995, Loiselle was hired in Film Studies at the University of Regina, where he met his future wife, Kerri Froc, now a professor at UNB’s Law School. After two years in Regina, Loiselle moved to Carleton University in Ottawa, where he remained for twenty years. During his time at Carleton, he taught dozens of courses in Canadian cinema, film theory and historiography, screen adaptations, and the horror film. He also held several administrative positions, including Director of the School of Canadian Studies (now the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies), Associate Dean in the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, and Assistant Vice-President (Academic). In 2018, he left Carleton to join St. Thomas University as Dean of Humanities.