Since its founding, CRISE has welcomed postdoctoral fellows. From 2003 to 2009, grants from the Canadian Institutes
of Health Research (CIHR) and the Fonds de Recherche en Santé du Québec (FRSQ) allowed CRISE to welcome several postdoctoral fellows each year.
In 2010-2011, CRISE can fund one postdoctoral fellow and accept other fellows who obtain their own financing.
Application and deadlines
- To develop cutting edge research by young researchers in various disciplines
(e.g., psychiatry, psychology, anthropology, epidemiology, public health,
neurosciences and related disciplines);
- To encourage experienced researchers and clinicians who have been working
on other topics to conduct research on suicide and euthanasia;
- To develop an opportunity for junior and senior researchers to perfect
their knowledge and abilities in suicidology research by participating
in a specialized summer institute programme;
- To strengthen the Canadian community of scientific researchers on suicide
Applications will be accepted until April 30 each year and decisions will be made by June 1st. The training programme begins the following September 1st, but candidates are strongly suggested to participate in the first annual meeting of CRISE which is usually held during the last week of August. This meeting is a good opportunity to get to know all the members of the CRISE research team.
We are looking for candidates who either recently received a doctorate or
researchers and clinicians who have experience in another area and who would
like to reorient and specialize in research on suicide prevention or euthanasia.
Candidate must meet the following requirements :
- Possess a doctoral degree in a suitable area;
- Wish to undertake a career in research on suicide or euthanasia;
- Agree to participate in regular activities at CRISE, including seminars, workshops and research activities with a mentor.
Possession of some spoken French is essential for full participation in the
programme. We will use the following selection criteria in deciding whom
to accept for the postdoctoral fellowships :
- The candidate's experience, publications, works to date and fellowships
- The candidate's interest in undertaking a career in research on suicide
- The candidate's potential for conducting research in the area of suicide
- The ability to match the candidate's research interests with those of available
Candidates should send us the following in order to complete their application
for a postdoctoral fellowship :
Principal mentors and their areas of interest
- A certified copy of their latest transcript of doctoral studies;
- A letter in which the candidate describes his/her interests in research
on suicide or euthanasia, including the identification of possible mentors
with whom the candidate would like to work;
- A curriculum vitae which includes details of the candidate's education,
publications, bursaries and scholarships obtained and research work;
- Two recommendation letters.
François Chagnon, Ph.D.,
Associate Director of CRISE and chairholder of the Chaire d'étude sur l'application des connaissances dans le domaine des jeunes et des familles en difficulté (Chair in Knowledge Application in the Field of Youth and Families in difficulty). He is an expert in knowledge application, program evaluation and youth suicide.
Marc Daigle, Ph.D.,
CRISE member and professor in the Psychology Department
at the University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières. He is expert in program
evaluation in suicidology, in model-based
program theory and issues of suicide prevention
in prisons and penitentiaries.
Francine Gratton, Ph.D.,
CRISE member and professor at the Nursing School
of the University of Montreal. A sociologist by training, she works on
typologies of suicidal youth and social aspects of suicide, particularly
qualitative methods for the study of case histories.
Janie Houle, Ph.D.,
CRISE member and professor in the Psychology Department at the Université du Québec à Montréal. She is interested in the causes of the higher incidence of suicide among men, the quality of services provided to persons who are seen in hospital emergency rooms following a suicide attempt, the application of scientific knowledge in suicide prevention settings and program evaluation.
Réal Labelle, Ph.D.,
CRISE member and professor in the Psychology Department
of the University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières. He works on cognitive
vulnerability in relation to suicidal processes, the analysis of
theories and practice concerning problem resolution and the validation
and use of objective measurement scales in suicidology research.
Brian L. Mishara, Ph.D.,
He is professor of psychology and director of CRISE at the
Université du Québec à Montréal. His many publications in suicidology
include studies on the effectiveness of interventions and prevention activities,
theories of the development of suicidal behaviour, studies on the development
of conceptions of suicide in children and understanding the dynamics of
euthanasia, assisted suicide and similar end-of-life decisions.
Danielle St-Laurent, M.A.,
CRISE member and epidemiologist at the National Institute
for Public Health of Quebec, she has studied the epidemiology of suicide
in collaboration with several francophone countries and is involved in
numerous studies using epidemiological methodology.
Michel Tousignant, Ph.D.,
CRISE member and a professor in the Psychology Department
of the Université du Québec à Montréal. He specializes in the
anthropology and social epidemiology of suicide, life events, cultural
psychology as well as the mental health of immigrants and refugees. He
has conducted anthropological studies of the meaning of suicide in different
David Weistubb, Ph.D.
CRISE member and Philippe-Pinel professor of Legal Psychiatry
and Biomedical Ethics at the University of Montreal, and President of
the International Academy of Law and Mental Health (IALMH), he is involved
in research on ethics and suicide.
Information for fellows applying from outside Canada
- Chloé Leclerc, mentor Brian L. Mishara. 2009-
- Gaelle Encrenaz, mentor Brian L. Mishara. 2008-2009
- Catherine Laurier, mentor François Chagnon. 2007-2009
- Annick Martin, mentor Réal Labelle. 2007-2008
- Hui Chen, mentor Brian L. Mishara. 2006-2009
- Thomas Wenzel, mentor David Weisstub. 2006-2007
- Gabriel Diaconu, mentor Gustavo Turecki. 2006-2008
- Stephanie Burrows, mentor Danielle Saint-Laurent. 2006-2009
- Véronique Lapaige, mentor Brian L. Mishara. 2005-2006
- Guillaume Grandazzi, mentor Michel Tousignant, on «Socio-anthropological approach to suicide series in rural settings». 2005-2007
- Eliseu Carbonell-Camos, mentor Francine Gratton, on «Anthropology of time and time dimensions of suicide». 2005-2007
- Parviz Haggi-Mani, mentor Brian L. Mishara, on the development of mathematical models to describe suicidal processes. 2004-2006
- Tim Klempan, mentor Gustavo Turecki, is interested in molecular biological aspects of suicide and genetic aspects of suicidal behaviours. 2004-2006
- Tara Holton, mentor Laurence Kirmayer, an expert in Native suicide issues at McGill University, on «A qualitative examination of research and practice involving suicidal individuals of different cultures»,
and «A qualitative examination of the construction of suicide in Aboriginal cultures». 2003-2005
- Iris Jaitovich-Groisman, mentor Gustavo Turecki, on the genetics of suicide. 2003-2005
- Louise Pouliot, worked with the mentor Michel Tousignant, is interested in the area of cognition in the suicidal process. 2003-2005
- Zoelinoro Andrianjaka, mentor Brian Mishara. 2002-2003
- Bogdan Balan, mentor Brian Mishara. 2000-2002
After acceptance, you must apply for a work permit from the Canadian Embassy in your country of origin. UQÀM has a useful Web site
(in French) for postdoctoral fellows.
For more information on the program please contact :
Brian L. Mishara, Ph.D
Telephone : (514)987-4832
Fax : (514) 987-0350
Email : email@example.com
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Montreal (QC), Canada H3C 3P8