Université du Québec à Montréal.
A victim of bone cancer, she had her right leg amputated at the age of 21 while she was still undergoing studies at the Université du Québec à Montréal in literature. She died at the age of 26, from cancer, on October 26, 1981. A cultural center in Ville-Émard was named for Uguay after her death and is still open today, as well as a public library.
He was a violin teacher, an amateur of literature and she viewed him as a role model.
She began writing very early, first writing stories for her pleasure. Soon she began writing poetry as she appreciated how full of life a text could become through poetic verses.