On April 30, PhD in gerontology student Roxane Leboeuf, under the supervision of the University of Sherbrooke’s Marie Beaulieu and Karine Lefebvre of France’s EHESP (School of Public Health), received one of Canada’s most prestigious scholarship.

The Joseph Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship, awarded by the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, is granted to students based on the overall quality of their work performance. Over and beyond the academic aspect, the council’s evaluation takes into account: publications, oral presentations, other scholarships and prizes won, work experience and engagements and the pertinence of the doctoral project itself.

Roxane Leboeuf is interested in mistreatment that may emerge among older adults living in private (for profit) residences. Within the framework of her doctoral thesis, she seeks to understand the ways in which such situations arise and how they are prevented or resolved. In addition to drawing up a model illustrating these processes, she intends to propose action cues that will eventually improve the practices of countering mistreatment among older adults in private residences.

The Chair’s entire team congratulates her on this wonderful accomplishment!

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If you witness or are victim of a mistreatment situation and wish to obtain information or help, please contact the Elder Abuse Help Line (for Quebec residents).

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Research Chair on Mistreatment of Older Adults
Research Centre on Aging – CIUSSS de l'Estrie - CHUS
1036, Belvédère Sud
Sherbrooke (Québec)
J1H 4C4

Telephone : 1 819 780-2220, extension 45621

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