Education and training:
1994-1996:Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for the Study of Group Processes, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK
1995:Ph.D. Experimental psychology, University of Ottawa
1989:B.A. Honours in psychology, University of Ottawa
The general objective of the Canada research Chair in intergroup relations is to study the relationships between different social groups to better understand factors that help and hinder social inclusion.
Social exclusion limits the possibility for minority groups to contribute to the economic, cultural and intellectual prosperity of a society. These are high costs for a country faced with the challenges of a flourishing global knowledge-based economy. Social exclusion further impedes an individual's quality of life, health and reduces satisfactions and commitment at work. Therefore, research is conducted in close collaboration with non profit organisations, employers and community health practitioners to build upon public policy and to elaborate programs designed to promote health and prevention. The ability to listen and learn in a participative context is an important first step to achieve an inclusive society.