Natasha Dionne is a PhD student at the School of Social Work of the University of Montreal. Her main topics of interest are the social dynamics of inclusion and exclusion, the health and well-being of sexual and gender diversities in relation to their loved ones and violence against women and marginalized groups. More specifically, her doctoral research seeks to better understand the experience of parents of young gender diverse people.
A social worker in the health and social services network for a dozen years, Vanessa Fortier-Jordan is currently a master’s candidate at the School of Social Work at the University of Montreal. She is interested in social support for trans and non-binary adolescents.
Trained in linguistics at UQAM in the 1990s, Stéphanie made the jump to McGill University in 1997 to complete an accelerated bachelor’s degree in social work with an internship with asylum seekers. Her first jobs were with youth and their families, in community organizations and CLSCs. In 2012, she obtained a position in the youth component of the new specific team in autism, intellectual and physical disabilities of the CIUSSS du Nord de l’Île de Montréal. This new practice, a DESS in applied ethics at the Université de Sherbrooke and the supervision of undergraduate trainees, contribute to the clarification of her research interests: combining ethics with the issues faced by trans and neurodiverse youth. More specifically, her research focuses on the experience of social workers who accompany trans neurodiverse youth in trans affirming services in Quebec.
I am a medical student at Montreal University and I work as a research assisant for the gender identity clinic at Sainte-Justine University Hospital Centre. Before, I used to work as a registered nurse in community health in Montreal. My research interests are mostly related to the impact of school on trans and non-binary youths’ well-being.
Naomie-Jade Ladry, a doctoral candidate in Applied Human Sciences, is a graduate of the Master of Science in Administration – Management of International Development and Humanitarian Action and the Graduate Microprogram in Gender Studies at Université Laval. She recently joined the Canada Research Chair on Transgender Children and their Families. Her research interests include gender equality issues, particularly intersectional feminist perspectives and issues surrounding gender diversity.
Maryse Lapierre graduated with Bachelor’s degree in Cognitive Neuroscience at the Université de Montréal. She will pursue a career path in social work in the fall of 2022. Its objective is to continue to raise awareness among health professionals of the obstacles encountered by anyone with a transitional or discontinuous path to health and social services. She has been interested in several years in the subject of gender fluidity and identity.
Vincent Mousseau (they/them) is a social worker, educator, and community organizer based in Tiohtià:ke (Montréal, QC). They are a masters student at the School of Social Work at Université de Montréal and recipient of the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship, their research focuses on the identity development of Black LGBTQ+ people in Quebec. As both an activist and an educator, their areas of expertise include anti-oppressive framework, community outreach strategies for queer and trans people of colour, intersectional analysis, Black Lives Matter activism, and contemporary anti-assimilationist queer activism.
Marie-Christine Savard is currently doing a bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Université de Montréal after completing her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at the same university in 2019. She is interested in issues related to identity, gender, indigenous health and social inequalities.
Research Coordinator – Growing up trans project
Charles-Antoine Thibeault is a music therapist and doctoral student in social work at the Université de Montréal under the supervision of Annie Pullen Sansfaçon. He completed a Master’s degree in music therapy at Concordia University in 2017, where he was involved as a research assistant and then as a lecturer. Since his graduation, he has been involved on the board of directors of the Association Québécoise de Musicothérapie, where he sits as President. He accumulates several years of experience as a music therapist in social pediatrics as well as with the organization Gender Creative Kids Canada.