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LÉPSIS’s first doctoral defense

Congratulations to Marie Claire Vaillancourt, the first LÉPSIS doctoral student to defend her doctoral essay on May 14. Her essay is titled « Affiliation to aggressive cliques:  Consequences on academic functioning and protective factors in secondary school students. » Our best wishes to Marie Claire during the next big step of her doctoral program, that is, her clinical internship. 


Excellent news from Fonds de recherche du Québec for the LÉPSIS

On April 30th 2019, Fonds de recherche du Québec annonced the results of their competition for 2019-2020. 

Two LEPSIS lab members have stood out by obtaining research grants : 

  • Patrick Voyer, graduate student under the direction of Prof. Véronneau, was awarded a scholarship by Fonds de recherche du Québec – Society and Culture. This competition will allow him to conduct his doctoral research project entitled “La réussite éducative chez les élèves de formation professionnelle” within LEPSIS.
  • Marie-Hélène Véronneau, director of the lab, was rewarded a Career Fellowship by the Junior Research Fellowship Program of Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS) for the next four years by granting her support for her research program “Réussite éducative et santé mentale au passage à l’âge adulte : identifier les facteurs favorisant un bienêtre à long terme”. Already a junior researcher in the Junior 1 category since 2013, this is the second grant obtained by Prof. Véronneau as part of this excellence program, which aims to support high-caliber researchers to ensure the quality of health research in Quebec.



Marie-Hélène Véronneau, director of the LÉPSIS, will be presenting in a webinar organized by Mouvement Santé mentale Québec

Marie-Hélène Véronneau, director of the LÉPSIS, will be presenting “Les jeunes et le sens” in a webinar called “Qu’est-ce qui donne du sens ?” organized by Mouvement Santé mentale Québec. Her presentation will be broadcasted on April 5th 2018 from 12:00 to 13:30.

For further information, please visit the Facebook page of the event.


Two members of the LÉPSIS will be attending the annual conference of the psychology department of UQAM

Marie-Hélène Véronneau, director of the lab, will give an oral presentation called “Les prédicteurs du niveau d’éducation atteint par des élèves défavorisés suite à la Révolution tranquille”. It will take place in room SH-3760 (200 rue Sherbrooke Ouest) at 13:30.

Mélanie Lebeau, research assistant for the project “Compétence émotionnelle en formation professionnelle”, will present the outline of this project with a poster from 16:00 to 17:00.


Marie-Hélène Véronneau, director of the LÉPSIS, and Olivier Gaudet, graduate student and coauthor, will be participating in a symposium at the Société Québécoise pour la Recherche en Psychologie (SQRP) annual conference

Marie-Hélène Véronneau, director of the LÉPSIS, and Olivier Gaudet, graduate student and coauthor, will be participating in a symposium at the Société Québécoise pour la Recherche en Psychologie (SQRP) annual conference.

Marie-Hélène Véronneau and Olivier Gaudet’s oral presentation called ″Effet longitudinal de la relation élève-enseignant sur la motivation scolaire des adolescents‶ is part of the symposium organized by Marie-Claude Salvas named ″Comment favoriser l’engagement et la réussite éducative chez les jeunes? Coup d’œil sur le rôle des relations avec les pairs et les enseignants à l’école‶. It will be held on March 24th 2018 from 16:00 to 17:30 in Pilot hall at le Concorde Quebec Hotel.


The LÉPSIS will be represented at Development 2018 and Société Québécoise pour la Recherche en Psychologie (SQRP) meetings

The LÉPSIS will be represented at Development 2018 and Société Québécoise pour la Recherche en Psychologie (SQRP) conferences.

Olivier Gaudet will be presenting his poster ″Mesurer la popularité et son influence sur l’estime de soi des jeunes adolescents: Une perspective de l’analyse des réseaux sociaux‶ at the annual conference of the Société Québécoise pour la Recherche en Psychologie on March 23rd from 18:45 to 19:45 in the Foyer hall at Le Concorde Quebec Hotel.

Florence Tsakpinoglou will be presenting her poster ″Rule-breaking and affective disorders in adolescents: The modering effect of gender‶ at the Development 2018 conference in Niagara from May 3rd to 4th 2018 at Brock University.

Alexandra Oliveira Paiva will also represent the lab at the Development 2018 conference to do an oral presentation called ″Buffering the impacts of low emotional competence: Best friendship satisfaction and parental warmth as moderators of the connection between social difficulties with peers and adolescents’ depressive symptoms‶. Her work will be embedded under the social competence team symposium entitled ″Threats to emotional competence from infancy through young adulthood: Risk and protective factors‶.