Mathieu-Joël Gervais, étudiant au Ph. D.

As a doctoral candidate in community medicine at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), my thesis is on the influence of the relations between researchers and practitioners in the use of knowledge from social and human sciences in Québec. Since 2007, I have been associated with the Chair for the study of the application of knowledge in the field of young people and families in difficulty (CJM-IU-UQAM). I am interested in the decisive factors and effects of the application of knowledge in social areas, in particular in the organizations offering psychosocial services to young people and families. Moreover, since 2010 I have been involved in a project conducted jointly with the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture in order to understand how the effects of the production and use of knowledge in this area are generated. I have already published six articles in peer-reviewed journals and participated in writing seven research reports. I have also presented oral and posted papers at 22 scientific congresses of national or international scope. During my academic career, I have received numerous research grants, including the prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships. I have also been awarded specialized scholarships in knowledge transfer, such as the one offered by the KT Canada Student Fellowship and Training program.


Activity areas associated with knowledge transfer:

  • Social intervention
  • Partnership research
  • Program evaluation