If you are interested in pursuing graduate studies or a postdoctoral scholarship linked to MAVIPAN at LAVAL University, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Many of our investigators have opportunities in different fields (e.g., epidemiology, public and community health, psychology, social work, rehabilitation, occupational therapy).
Students working on MAVIPAN related projects
M.Sc. in Biostatistics at Université Laval under the direction of Denis Talbot.
Graduated with a bachelor’s degree in statistics from Université Laval since 2021, Simon pursues his graduated studies in biostatistics. Originally from the region of Beauce, Simon continues his quest of knowledge with a project associated with the MAVIPAN study. His project aims to identify groups of individuals in Québec’s population with increased risk of poor mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Different profile trajectories will allow to describe the way mental health change over time in the population.
M.Sc. in Epidemiology at Université Laval under the direction of Annie LeBlanc
Camille is from Saguenay. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and statistics from the Université de Montréal in 2020 and is currently studying for her master’s degree in epidemiology at Université Laval. Her study aims to assess the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the mental health of parents of children in early childhood during the first year of the pandemic in Quebec. Parents of young children are particularly affected by government restrictions given the transition to remote working, the closure of daycare centers during the first months and the lockdown which decreases the support of relatives. All of these factors can increase the mental load of parents of young children and potentially affect their mental health.
M.Sc. in Clinical and biological sciences in Université Laval under the direction of Annie LeBlanc
Marie-Pier is from Saguenay, having roots in the Magdalen Islands. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi in 2020. Her project aims to assess the impact of social isolation on the fluctuations of anxiety and depressive symptoms between April 2020 and April 2021 in young adults living in Quebec (18-30 years old). In Canada, three-quarters of people aged 18-24 said the pandemic has had negative effects on their mental health and it has been shown that isolation can contribute to a range of mental health issues like anxiety and depression. Given the frequency and duration of the social isolation measures imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is likely that they will have a particularly significant impact on young adults.
García de Paredes, Pablo
Doctorate program in Architecture, Université Laval, under the supervision of Carole Després, PhD.
Pablo is originally from Panama, he studied architecture at the University of Belgrano in Buenos Aires, Argentina, an MBA and recently completed his PhD in Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Panama. His project studies the influence of domestique architecture and digital technology on household adaptations, during the Covid-19 pandemic in Quebec City. The intention of the project is to inform housing policy to improve the quality of life of the city’s population. It seeks to investigate the interaction between the built environment and communication technologies, and their subsequent influence on behavior.
Double Master degree in Land Use Planning and Regional Development (ATDR) and in Urban Design at Laval University under the direction of Carole Després
Anaëlle comes from Brittany, France where she completed two Bachelor’s degrees, one in Physical Education and one in Geography-Planning. She arrived at Laval University to start a double Masters in 2019. She graduated in ATDR in 2021 and she is currently completing her M. Sc. in Urban design. Her study aims to understand relations between health mesures applied during the COVID-19 crisis, physical activity practice of Quebec inhabitants, and their built environment characteristics. As sports halls and many workplaces have closed, groupings have prohibited and telecommuting has spread, everyone’s travel and physical practice habits have been disturbed. The only places available are home and outdoor public spaces. The development and accessibility of an environment with high walkability potential would provide a better chance of maintaining or increasing an healthy activity.
M.Sc. in Epidemiology at Laval University, under the supervision of Dr. Richard Fleet
Originally from the Ottawa-Gatineau region, Stephie graduated with an Honours BSocSc in International Development and Globalization from the University of Ottawa. She chose Université Laval to pursue her graduate studies with the support of the Research Chair in Innovation and Emergency Medicine. Her research project aims to describe the psychosocial profile of rural communities during the COVID-19 pandemic and to identify the pandemic-related determinants affecting the mental health of this population. The circumstances of the pandemic may have exacerbated existing disparities in mental health. Under these circumstances, it is crucial to understand the impact this pandemic will have on the mental health and well-being of rural communities and to propose strategies that will address their unique needs.
Sinan, Kouadio Ibrahime
M. Sc. in epidemiology at Université Laval under the direction of Dr. Richard Fleet
Kouadio achève un doctorat en biologie de l’université Selcuk (Konya – Turquie) et détient un master de génétique et amélioration des espèces de l’Université Felix Houphouët Boigny (Côte d’Ivoire). Son projet, qui bénéficie d’une bourse de la chaire de recherche en innovation et médecine d’urgence, vise à dresser le profil de la zone rural Québécoise au prisme du bien-être et de la solitude, à évaluer le soutien social perçu et à identifier les stratégies d’adaptation de ses populations durant la pandémie COVID 19. Les résultats de ce projet permettront d’identifier la/les stratégies d’adaptation associées au bien-être des communautés rurales et de mettre en exergue le lien entre le niveau de satisfaction du soutien social et le niveau du sentiment de solitude chez les habitants de ces communautés.
M.Sc. in Epidemilogy at Université Laval under the supervision of Dr. Annie LeBlanc
Originally from Ukraine, Olha graduated with a Doctor of Medicine diploma from Zaporizhzhia State Medical University (Ukraine) in 2021. Her project aims to evaluate the effect of the restrictive measures during the COVID-19 pandemic on the equality of access to healthcare services amongst people living with one or several chronic diseases. With the halt of certain medical services, individuals with one or several chronic diseases were particularly affected by the restrictive measures of the pandemic. Results of this project will assist in the development and implementation of efficient measures to give access to appropriate resources to vulnerable populations such as people with one or several medical conditions.
M. Sc. in psychology at Université Laval under the direction of Marie-Hélène Gagné
Pascale is originally from Abitibi, but adopted Quebec City to pursue her graduate studies. She is a graduate B.A. student in psychology at Laval University in 2021. In her study, she is interested in the evolution of family violence against children and the social support available to parents during the pandemic. The pandemic and the periods of confinement associated with it create a favorable context for tensions within the family and isolation of families from their social network. In these circumstances, parents’ adjustment could be more difficult and affects their behaviors towards their child.